Our Mission

Make high quality rock climbing chalk available to climbers at an honest price. Use packaging that is sustainable and healthy for our natural environment. Put consumers first.

Our Story

Chalk Cartel was established in 2017 to meet the demand for high performance climbing chalk at a competitive price. We are committed to building a unique counter-cultural brand that supports independent thinking and climbing lifestyle. Chalk Cartel is based in Albuquerque, NM, where all of our chalk products are hand packaged with love.

Our Chalk

We know by now that all rock climbing chalk is not created equal. We sourced the highest quality chalk available, then developed an amazing grind - our Guerrilla Grind - the perfect sticky mix of small chunks and fine powder. Some say it's addictive!

If you have a good thing, don't mess with it. Our chalk comes to us as high content magnesium carbonate. We don't add fillers, extra drying agents (that's what magnesium carbonate does), essential oils (oiling your skin before you climb??) or anything else. 

Our Packaging

We won't be yet another company that packages consumable products in unsustainable materials. Using earth-friendly packaging has been part of our mission since day one. Our Quarter and Half Kilo bags are packaged in 100% recycled natural kraft paper and are 100% recyclable. Our inner freshness bags are made of wood fiber and are fully compostable. Our Baller and Sample bags are also 100% compostable - even the little window is plant-based. Pack it in, pack it out, recycle, compost!

Chalk Cartel Retail Community Commitment

Chalk Cartel is committed to the success of climbing gyms, co-ops, collegiate pro shops and independent outdoor stores. If you have your block on lock and want to roll with the Chalk Cartel, contact us to become a dealer.

Our Founders

Brandi Proffitt and Timy Fairfield have been climbing since it was a “rebel” sport, indoor gyms were almost unheard of and bouldering was just “practice for the real thing”. Both have a long history of competition climbing, international route setting and route establishment. Quality chalk has always been a priority to them and they are proud to bring you kick-ass chalk with a dash of punk rock.