Let's Talk About Poop

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Everybody does it. Whether you’re cragging, hanging off the side of a big wall, or making your way across a glacier, poop happens. But did you know that the improper disposal of human waste is becoming a growing problem at our climbing areas...and it can threaten access. Land managers don’t look kindly on human feces coming in contact (direct or indirect) with drinking water, other recreationalists, or wildlife. Not to mention the transmission of disease-causing pathogens from human waste. Gross, right? Here are some tips to help you take care of business responsibly.

How to deal with poop and pack out waste while rock climbing in the backcountry

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I once stepped in human poop at the crag. I know it was human because there was tp right next to it. Now I firmly believe in proper poop education.
Cavers have to bag up their stuff too. We often double bag two gallon ziplocks. Cover the outer one in duct tape for privacy, and throw a little kitty litter inside the inner bag. Luckily I've never had to use the burrito bag.

Posted by: Kari H. | April 03, 2016 at 06:27 AM

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