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Front Range Wag Bags

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David House · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 216

The BCC provides free wag bags at assorted climbing areas in Staunton, Clear Creek, Eldo, the Flatirons and Boulder Canyon. They are located in metal boxes on posts at the base of the cliff or at trailheads and are re-stocked by volunteers. Please carry out your used wag bags and dispose of in the trash. The metal boxes are meant for new bags, not disposal of used ones.

Thanks!

T G · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 56
The metal boxes are meant for new bags, not disposal of used ones
Wow. Really unfortunate this needs to be said.
Dankasaurus · · Lyons, CO · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 85

Thanks BCC!  

Redyns · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 60

is a wag bag the same as a poop bag?

Stiles · · the Mountains · Joined May 2003 · Points: 840

This is badass! Way to go, BCC

Hayden Moore · · Dallas, TX · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 20
Redyns wrote: is a wag bag the same as a poop bag?

Yes. 

David House · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 216
T G wrote: Wow. Really unfortunate this needs to be said.

It doesn't happen often but a few people seem unclear on the concept!

Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 9,705

Are those the little bags you pick up your dog’s poop with and then leave sitting by the trail?

Matt Pierce · · Denver, CO · Joined May 2010 · Points: 278

Thanks, too bad they are always empty these days. I haven't found one not empty in a while...

Skibummin11 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks for making note of this. Unfortunately many of these dog owners can care less and think the dog shit fairy is going to come and dispose of the bag. Pretty sad

Dylan Cousins · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 205
Matt Pierce wrote: Thanks, too bad they are always empty these days. I haven't found one not empty in a while...

Matt, since you're commonly stopping by these things and finding them empty, you should consider helping to refill them. Message me and I can put you in touch with the right people so you can help!

curt86iroc · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 74
Dylan Cousins wrote:

Matt, since you're commonly stopping by these things and finding them empty, you should consider helping to refill them. Message me and I can put you in touch with the right people so you can help!

he gotcha there!

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Bret Files wrote: Are those the little bags you pick up your dog’s poop with and then leave sitting by the trail?

No.

http://www.cleanwaste.com/go-anywhere-toilet-kit

But well played if you were punning!
Hobo Greg · · My Van · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 200
Skibummin11 wrote: Thanks for making note of this. Unfortunately many of these dog owners can care less and think the dog shit fairy is going to come and dispose of the bag. Pretty sad

That would be me https://www.instagram.com/p/BKrKUAcBj1R/?igshid=11keagu7iyfvm

Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 9,705

Wait...now I’m actually confused.  Is BCC putting out Cleanwaste “go anywhere” kits for human use or the dog-shit sacks that the apparent “dog-shit-fairy” seems to be picking up?  Either way, good on ya and thanks HoboGreg for being such a great citizen.  Also, there are human use kits (wag bags?) at turkey rock too, fyi.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Bret Files wrote: Wait...now I’m actually confused.  Is BCC putting out Cleanwaste “go anywhere” kits for human use or the dog-shit sacks that the apparent “dog-shit-fairy” seems to be picking up?  Either way, good on ya and thanks HoboGreg for being such a great citizen.  Also, there are human use kits (wag bags?) at turkey rock too, fyi.

They're for human use. WAG means: Waste Alleviation and Gelling. Nothing to do with canine tails.

Abandoned User · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 9,705

Thanks.  My first comment was a joke...but then we got dangerously close to a “dogs at the crag” conversation and I was no longer sure what we were talking about.  

David House · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 216

Wag Dog on a re-stocking mission at Der Zerkle:

David House · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 216

If you are finding the boxes empty I'm guessing that you are in Clear Creek or at Tiers of Zion. We generally try to re-stock once a week and every time I've been up to Tiers we have gone through 20 bags in a week. Our hope is that people will get in the habit of buying and carrying their own bags. If you appreciate the bags please consider donating to the BCC. If you want to know what other great things they do check out their web site:
https://www.boulderclimbers.org/
BCC programs include trail maintenance, bolt replacement, wag bags and bird nesting observation.

Monty · · Golden, CO · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 3,300

In response to the empty posts: My wife, Lisa, and I regularly stock the Staunton wag bag post.  We've seen (and confronted) a handful of people grabbing as many wag bags as they can fit in their packs.

Related to this, I was leaving for a trip to the desert and wanted to buy some wag bags for the trip at Bent Gate in Golden.  They were out of bags, but the sales person recommended that I drive up to Little Eiger in CCC and "stock up".  That was super lame...   It's too bad that some people completely take advantage of this community resource.

John RB · · Superior, CO · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 71

Some people are unemployed and are barely scraping by.  I think the free bags should mostly go to them, because their only other practical choice is to poop in the woods, which is not sustainable at these popular crags.  I've donated to the BCC before and will again because they do important work not only with wag bags by with promoting healthy use of a precious resource (FRCC, RMR and the Access Fund deserve a shout here too!).

If you are employed and can spare a few dollars for your own bags, they're not that expensive.  Don't pay $6.98 ea on Amazon (where RESTOP sells them to the public).  You can find them for much less ($2.95 right now from http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/11780).  I bought a box of 50 and just put a couple in my pack any time I'm heading out.

Why a couple?  Well, I get nervous.

And I often end up giving some of them away.  

Help out if you can afford it please!  Some crags in Europe are having access problems due to human waste accumulation... let's not have this in CO!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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