Chalk your feet
Rock climbing is a bit different from most sports because your shoes and your feet are actually your main contact points with the wall. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your shoes and feet are well-chalked before you start climbing. Chalking your feet will help to absorb sweat and keep your feet dry, which will give you better grip on the wall.
There are a few schools of thought on whether or not to chalk your feet and shoes when rock climbing. The main purpose of chalking up is to increase friction between your feet and the holds you are trying to use, which can help prevent slips.
People who choose not to chalk their feet typically do so because they feel it interferes with their sense of touch, making it difficult to feel small footholds. Some climbers also prefer not to chalk their shoes because they believe it makes the soles too smooth, which can also lead to slips.
Ultimately, whether or not to chalk your feet and shoes is a personal decision. experiment with both methods and see what works best for you.
Chalking your feet and shoes helps to absorb sweat and keep your feet dry, which can prevent slipping. Chalk can also help to improve your grip on holds that are otherwise too slippery to hang onto. Many climbers choose to chalk their feet before every climb, especially if they are climbing in humid conditions.
Chalk your shoes
Chalking your feet and shoes is a personal preference. Some climbers prefer to chalk their feet and shoes because they feel it gives them a better grip. Some climbers don’t like to chalk their feet and shoes because they feel it makes their shoes dirtier and harder to clean. If you are new to rock climbing, ask your climbing partner what their preference is and try it out for yourself to see what you prefer.
There are a few schools of thought on whether or not you should chalk your feet and shoes when rock climbing. Some climbers believe that it increases friction between your foot and the wall, giving you more traction. Others believe that it can actually make your shoes slip more easily. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to chalk is up to you and what you are comfortable with.
Chalking your feet and shoes can help absorb sweat and keep your grip dry and secure. In hot weather, or when you’re climbing indoors, chalk can also help keep your hands and feet from slipping.