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UnluckyXIII on 13 Apr 2019

Hey,

Hope everyone is having a good weekend

I’m looking for some advice on a good bouldering chalk bucket... probably like many before me I picked up a standard type chalk bag back when I first started bouldering but it’s not really what I should have gone for (don’t get me wrong it’s a nice chalk bag) and I would rather have something a little bigger that enables me to hold chalk (obviously) but also offers enough space to pop my wallet, keys and phone as my climbing gym doesn’t have lockers just pigeon-holes which are fine for shoes and a hoodie but I don’t feel overly comfortable leaving valuables and it’s a pain to climb with them in my pockets (not that I don’t trust the people at the gym, it’s a great place and everyone knows everyone but you just never know).

Thanks a lot,

XIII

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afx22 - on 13 Apr 2019
In reply to UnluckyXIII:

Have a look at the DMM Edge chalk bucket.  I’ve had one for a few years and it’s been great.  That should have all of the storage you need.

https://dmmclimbing.com/Products/Chalk-Bags/Edge

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paul__in_sheffield - on 14 Apr 2019
In reply to afx22:

> Have a look at the DMM Edge chalk bucket.  I’ve had one for a few years and it’s been great.  That should have all of the storage you need.

+1 for this, the zipped pocked takes my iPhone 6s+ and prob larger plus wallet, keys etc. Finger tape.

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teapot - on 16 Apr 2019
In reply to UnluckyXIII:

Take care with leaving valuables in a boulder bucket! Easy for someone to pickup and take accidentally. Or even more likely to get left behind. I used to store my wedding ring in mine, and left it by a boulder in Font and it got picked up by a Kiwi and ended up on the other side of the planet!  

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tomsan91 - on 16 Apr 2019
In reply to teapot:

Should have eaten it with the skin on!

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Iamgregp - on 16 Apr 2019
In reply to UnluckyXIII:

I got bought the Moon one for my birthday a few years back, it's served me very well https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/moon-climbing-bouldering-chalk-bag-bf/ 

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UnluckyXIII on 16 Apr 2019
In reply to UnluckyXIII:

Thanks for the replies

Both bags suggested look great, I’m going to see if I can see them in person to get an idea of physical size as I’ll still need it to fit into my pack.

Noted with the keeping valuables, I tend to boulder in a pair so we always one of us on the ground so the chalk bucket will be with them and for the most part safe.

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UnluckyXIII on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to UnluckyXIII:

I ended up going for the moon one, it was slightly more compact so easier to pop into my pack and I’m a fan of the closure system.

thanks

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L 88Dan - on 18 Apr 2019
In reply to UnluckyXIII:

I went with the Metolius one this time. sadly the prana one I had last time was no longer available.

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