Thursday, May 24, 2012

Glow in the Dark Bouldering

Boredom can set in pretty quickly on a weeknight around 11pm.  We really wanted to go bouldering but it was dark...a problem easily solved by a quick trip to Walmart.  We purchased some glow in the dark chalk and went up Rock Canyon to our favorite bouldering area.  This chalk turned out to be a lot more effective than your average glow in the dark stuff.  The pictures couldn't quite capture the complete awesomeness of the chalk so for the sake of being able to see something on camera we used a back light.  Bouldering without any other light source was definitely doable and even preferred.   
It all started for around $6 at Walmart.

Here's a picture of the orange chalk we put on the handholds.  
It looked like glowing embers without any lights on. 

Video courtesy of Youtube user calebsl1.
If you're going to attempt this, make sure you have a crash pad. 

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