Recently, NRAC was awarded a grant from the 𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 to help us install and stock Wag Bag boxes at popular crags.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗴?
Plainly put, a Wag Bag is a bag that you poop in so that human waste doesn't end up polluting our precious climbing areas. They are easy to use and convenient, and they contain a waste treatment powder that counters unpleasant smells.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗴?
Once a climbing area gains a certain level of popularity, it inevitably reaches a critical mass of CRAP. At this point, there are too many people trying to use limited space, and well, the results are quite shite. This problem is exacerbated at Summersville Lake where there is often very little dry real estate for climbers to occupy. This is why you should always pack out your waste and never dig a cat hole at Summersville.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗗𝗼 𝗜 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁?
The stations have instructions on them, but there is a large bag with litter inside of a smaller sealable bag. Take your dump in the large bag, wriggle that turd around until it's coated in the litter, and then seal the whole thing in the sealable bag and throw it in a trash can.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀?
You can find one at Sandstonia, Whippoorwill, Summersville Main at the bottom of the steps, and Orange Oswald.
𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘖𝘕𝘈𝘛𝘌 𝘣𝘺 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘘𝘙 𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘹!