Damian Pacheco sent us a note last week: “I’m a 4th generation leather worker, and I’m a creator of the Mythical Chalk Bags.”
We clicked to the company site and found Pacheco’s handmade collection of chalk bags, each one named after a mythical creature (sasquatch, jackalope, chupacabra, and mammoth).
Pacheco is a climber and a leather artisan. He was born in Iowa but has lived much of his life in Mexico. The bags are now made in Utah, where Pacheco climbs and works in a small shop.
With the collection he wanted to turn the humble chalk bag into “not just an accessory or just another tool, but more of a talisman, something that will make a connection between the climber and his environment.”
The climbing products go for $47 – $50, mystical talisman properties ostensibly included.