Home > Accessories

Midnight Lightning’s New Liquid Chalk Refill Pack

Each pack contains industry-leading, 70 per cent alcohol, rosin-free liquid chalk; a blend which has been specifically formulated to reduce hold polishing

Squamish-based Midnight Lightning, creators of the first refillable liquid chalk solution tailored specifically for climbing gyms has just announced another industry first: a personal-sized, low-waste, Liquid Chalk Refill Pack.

The 300mL pack is capable of refilling the Midnight Lightning carabiner clip container six times. As a result, Midnight Lightning Liquid Chalk is ideally suited for both indoor and outdoor use. The rosin-free blend is also better for those with skin sensitivities, while still providing the high-performance grip that demanding climbers expect.

Innovative low-waste packaging requires 60 per cent less material, energy and resources to produce. The squeezable design also reduces the amount of air infiltration within the package, reducing drying / spoilage of the liquid chalk.

Every aspect, from the liquid chalk formulation to the 100 per cent recyclable shipping materials has been thoughtfully designed to balance sustainability with function, providing a product that is truly unique in its offering. And it’s Canadian.

Over the past five months, Midnight Lightning has saved approximately 3,000 plastic bottles from entering landfills or energy intensive recycling streams. Midnight Lightning products can be purchased at select climbing gyms and retailers across North America and are available on their website here.

Midnight Lightning

Midnight Lightning is a V8 at Camp Four in Yosemite that has been described as the world’s most famous bouldering problem. The first ascent was by Ron Kauk in 1978.

Sam Moses, writing in Sports Illustrated said the most difficult move on Midnight lightning is a “spider-monkey swing 15 feet (4.6 metres) off the ground. The climber must suspend himself by the fingertips of his left hand, swing around a ledge of rock and propel himself far enough up, about four feet, to grab a precarious fingertip hold with his right hand. To do that he has to create momentum from stillness.”

The problem had been easily identified by a chalk lightning bolt drawn by John Bachar in 1978 while attempting the problem with John Yablonski and Ron Kauk.

Watch Lynn Hill make a send back in 1998.