Overcome the crux in style! Chalk bags, totes, and more

Orcutt, California
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Last updated on Jan 19, 2022

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Lucy Lo

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About BetaCrush

Sales 5,707
On Etsy since 2011

Overcome the crux in style!

Most rock climbers need gymnast chalk to keep their hands dry when climbing. Many early climbers started off carrying a clear zip lock bag of chalk. In 2009, I wanted to buy a chalk bag that I could love and adore. Chalk bags at the time were mostly made outside the US and labor was outsourced. This lead my interest in designing handmade ones from California. Here I am today!

What does beta mean? In climbing, beta is a term used for any piece of information or advice to help climb a route. "Hey, what's the beta on the crux?" Usually, it's strategy to get pass the difficult part of the route, but it can also be information about the rock or approach. In climbing gyms, it can be frown upon to "beta spray" while the climber is on the wall. On the other hand, some people love it, like me. This is how I came up with Beta Crush. Crush it!

This Etsy shop started in San Francisco as All Beta in 2011. I design and sew fun, creative, silly rock climbing chalk bags for climbers. My first one was faux fur and purple. I loved it so much that I made more furry chalk bags in a variety of colors such as neon green, orange, and crazy combos. The second idea came to mind was the Chinese take out chalk bag, and then came the great white shark with its mouth as an opening, then the piranha, then the dinosaur tails. Great white shark continues to be a popular one, though it started out with a flat bottom with no tail. It now has evolved into a full body shark with tail and fins.

The shop name has since changed to Beta Crush. Beta Crush's logo is a beta heart next to a mountain symbolizing the love for being in the outdoors and, of course, beta crushing. I wanted a logo discrete and minimal enough that I am happy about. I hope you like it as much as I do! It will be printed on some chalk bags starting 2021.

I am constantly finding ways to improve my shop designs and ideas. This shop truly represents my labor of love. Got an idea or custom order, message me through Etsy Convo, I'd love to work with you!

For those of you who purchased my rope bracelets over the years, thank you so much! I know many of you are returning loyal customers. I would not have been able to continue my chalk bag business without the support of you, the Etsy jewelry market so, many many thanks to you!!!

Shop members

  • Lucy

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    California is my home. I have been rock climbing since 2007. My passion for climbing is what started my small handmade shop here on Etsy. I am a climber, fire spinner, hiker, cycler, and outdoor enthusiast who loves to sew!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Hi! I am a one person shop owner and designer. Beta Crush goods are handmade with care by me! I sell what I love!

Follow me on Instagram @beta_crush_shop

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me (Etsy Convo) within 15 days of receiving the package for returns or exchanges. Return items must have a Return Authorization # in the package before item is shipped. Items must be in new condition. Shipping cost will not be refundable. No restocking fee.

Repairing Chalk Bags

Since Beta Crush chalk bags are hand made by me, I can repair and fix them free of charge. You would have to pay for shipping one way to get it to me. This is the same policy for damaged items from shipping and defective items. Please message me Etsy convo for more information.

Wholesale orders are non-refundable.
Payments made via Credit Card or Paypal. Please send payment within 24 hours of purchase otherwise item will be re-listed.

Custom Items
Please contact me through Etsy Convo. Customized items must be purchased within 48 hours of item posting, unless stated otherwise. If the item must be purchased on a later date, please let me know, exceptions can be made.

Wholesale Items
As a courtesy to other customers, reserved items must be purchased within 48 hours of item posting, unless stated otherwise. If the item must be purchased on a later date, please let me know, exceptions can be made. Items are not officially reserved until after the purchase is made.
All items are shipped within 3-4 business days via First Class Mail USPS. Mailing within the United States will take 2 to 9 business days.

Be advised - International shipping typically takes between 4-6 weeks, but may take as long as 9 weeks depending on destination.

PLEASE NOTE: International customers are responsible for any fees, taxes and customs duties associated with purchasing and shipping to their country. I will not accept responsibility for lost or damaged international orders.

Please contact me (Etsy Convo) before purchasing if you would like a different mailing option or carrier. Additional cost may be applied.
Additional policies and FAQs
Chalk bags are not perfect and are handmade by the owner. The fabric, design, and sewing may have minor differences.

Please make sure the jewelry is the right size. Need another size? No problem, just message me through Etsy convo. I'll be happy to help!