Please use WAG bags for human waste and pack it out! See request from the Wilderness Ranger in the Sawtooths.
Hello! I am a current Wilderness Ranger In the Sawtooths and would like to propose adding using wag bags to the description for the elephants perch. We are seeing increased visitation from both climbers and hikers and the impact of human waste is really piling up. While it is not a current Forest Service regulation, I believe we, the climbing community, can lessen our impact on this fragile area by packing out our human waste. Wag Bags are not currently available in Stanley.
The original line of the Beckey route, starting up what is now p1 of Fine Line, and then going up a hard stemming pitch to join what is now the Direct Beckey. Most people do the Direct Beckey or Fine Line instead.
FFA(pitch one): Greg Lowe, Jeff Lowe, 1972
FFA(entire route): Reid Dowdle, Paul Potters, 1985 or 1986