Magnesium is essential in climbing. If you reach for high-quality products, this can quickly become expensive. That's why we're going to show you today how you can inexpensively make Liquid Chalk yourself in two minutes.

All you need for this is:

  • 70% isopropyl alcohol (also known as 2-propanol or isopropanol)
  • Magnesium powder as fine as possible
  • 2 measuring cups (1/4 cup and 1/2 cup)
  • A bowl for mixing
  • A mixer, such as a fork
  • A tube (e.g. empty shampoo bottle) for the finished mixture

Make Liquid Chalk yourself, this is how it works:

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