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Everyone Poops! Wag Bag Stories

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Mostafa Noori · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 601

First off I'd like to thank Scott Massey and those that put out the effort to place the dispensers around RR.

I never had to poop while on approach, descent or while climbing. I knew though one day the urge will overcome me and there will be a reckoning in my pants or on the guy who mistakes it for a hold.

My story (not very exciting) begins with finding a wag bag dispenser at kraft mountain. I picked up two of them and finally used one today! I was getting ready to climb Jubilant Song waiting for the group ahead of us to finish the first pitch. I went back and forth about pooping or holding it. I gave in and let it all out in the wag bag and placed it in the shade (my climbing partners appreciated that). Collected my stool sample on the way out and disposed of it properly.

The End.

Feel free to share your successful wag bag stories!
Where can I donate some cash for the bags?!

Robert Buswold · · Northglenn, CO · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 80

Donate to the American Alpine Club - from my understanding they have taken it upon themselves to fill the dispensers around the various cragging areas.

Edit: Why in the world did I click on a post titled "Wag Bag Stories"????

flynn · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2002 · Points: 25

First time I ever used a Wag Bag was on my/our honeymoon. Lower Saddle, Grand Teton. Kinda re-defines intimate.

David Appelhans · · Broomfield, CO · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 410

One time I pooped in a bag. Since then I have pooped in other bags.

I have never had to signal an aircraft with my wag bag, but who knows what delights the future holds.

smassey · · CO · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 200

glad to hear your enthusiasm for pooping in a bag. they are handy, eh? feel free to drop off some cash or a check at Desert Rock Sports or Red Rock Climbing Center, or mail a check to the LVCLC at 8221 W. Charleston #106 89117. You could donate to the AAC - they provided much of the funding - but it would not directly help us restock the bags. That is a local initiative.

Stories? Well, there was the explosive diarrhea in 40mph winds on Mt.Baker in the north cascades while tied to three other people. Or having ravens dig into bags that weren't buried deep enough in the snow. That said, it's probably worth: partially covering it so it doesn't get stolen by ravens or ringtails; carrying a backup; carrying a trashbag, in case it needs to be double-bagged on the hike out; storing in shade, as you figured out. More details/stories? more beer...

Would also like to hear stories that went horribly wrong, like the groover that sits for a week in the moab sun in july...

John Hegyes · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2002 · Points: 5,625

Oh, boy. Don't get me started...

Joshinator · · Longmont, Colorado · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 45

I once disposed of a human corpse in a wag bag.

Doug Foust · · Henderson, Nevada · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 165

Great post Mostafa - I think it will be a challenge to get people to poop in the little bags, your post is encouraging.

Everyone Poops

Jim Reynolds · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 75

Maybe doesn't fit the criteria for this thread, but when we climbed Half Dome over two days we had a few wag bags, but didn't want to carry our excrement all the way up and down.

By the time we crossed Thank God Ledge the three of us had to dump so bad that I almost relieved myself two pitches from the top.

We all ended up holding it, but the hike to Little Yos Valley was pretty desperate. We were almost running by the last mile despite being pretty exhausted...

Next time I think I'll indulge in a Wag-Bag so i can properly enjoy the summit

Jon OBrien · · Nevada · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 556

perhaps... too much time at work


S Denny · · Aspen, CO · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 20

I had a cute little Japanese couple watch me poop in a bag atop the jungle bivy ledge on Desert Shield in Zion... couldn't believe how long they kept their binoculared eyes on me

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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