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Bathroom situation at Vantage

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Anyone know if the WCC is planning on putting a portajohn at Vantage this year, or perhaps it's already there? As of two weeks ago there was nothing, but I want to say it went in last year around this time.

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Porta potties are fine until your junk is dipping in "contents". A poop tube on a big wall is preferable.

 

While around Seattle with the rainfall and all we can do like the bears and "go in the woods", Vantage with arid conditions and little topsoil suffers a lot.

 

The Gorge concerts have dozens of well serviced potties and a visit to any construction site in any city will also offer a well serviced potty. Why can't Vantage get some respect?

 

I would rather go in an alley around Pike Street in Seattle than an overused porta potty or under sagebrush (with the requisite toilet paper flower adorning what is beneath) at Vantage.

 

Please support all efforts toward a permanent solution. Being a caretaker of a climbing area is more than replacing anchors and cleaning up garbage. Help out with your favorite area!

 

Please go to Vantage constipated and dehydrated until they fix things.

 

Last comment: The Gorge Concerts advertises on this site. Encourage them to help with the folks who choose to use the Vantage parking area for camping for free and don't climb but contribute lots of biologicals. Go on the Sasquatch concert weekend or Dave Matthews if you want to see what I mean.

Edited by matt_warfield

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Join us a Nectar Lounge, in Fremont, for a fund raising party in support of the Vantage toilet project. Music, beer, raffles, etc.

 

Visit washingtonclimbers.org for more information on this and other current issues facing climbers in Washington and,

 

meanwhile, send your pictures of your favorite toilets to info@washingtonclimbers.org

 

We'd like to show some pictures of toilets on Wednesday night. Anybody have a shot of the old crapper overhanging Kings Ravine at Crag Camp?

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We took home $5500 last week and there is a fundraising event in Ellensburg tomorrow night. Dollars for Dumper.

 

Meanwhile, I drove over from Seattle and the porta potty in the parking area for Frenchman Coulee (I mean Vantage) seems to be doing ok.

 

A quick survey in the camping area yielded 100 percent in favor of a real toilet, though.

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Anybody got a good photo of the new bathroom at Vantage?

Any idea who got the first dump?

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That's an excellent photo, but if you look closely you will notice that there are small wedges under the slab. This shot shows the toilet building after being delivered by boom truck but before being actually installed atop the vault. In this shot, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, but it doesn't show the BIRD ON THE NEST.

 

It'd be really cool to have a happy picture of a climber ready to enter the new building with a unicorn or rainbow in the background or some similar shot that would show the actual installation and make the viewer feel all happy and stuff.

 

We want to celebrate! This toilet has been needed for 25 years!

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Sorry Matt, it's just a Shit Hole with a very nice cover over it. Nothing much to sing and dance about unless your standing in line...although it has been long over do.

 

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