Step 2 - Chalk Outline
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Photographer Adam Butterworth
AUG 19th 2015
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Step 2 - Chalk Outline

Now that the hold has had the worst of the water removed you can start to apply some chalk. Dip the sock into your bag of loose chalk, (it should be slightly damp by this point which will help pick up more chalk), and apply it to the hold. Make sure to cover the whole area of the hold with the chalk.

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