Buttermilks poop house? COME ON WTF?


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Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 04:03pm PT

Dec 12, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Now that you mention it Locker, I'll start training her to do just that. I just need a sample from your rope...

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Climb somewhere else.

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:18pm PT

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2012 - 11:58am PT
Any word on a shitter? The sooner a shitter gets put in there, the sooner I spend less time on the stupidtaco...
Big Mike

Trad climber
Dec 28, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
There was some talk of this awhile ago, they even had a plan and a call for comments on it...

Dec 28, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
How about a location C? Say somewhere on the road to the north of the letter B in Buttermilks? Not many people will walk to either location proposed if they are on the other end of the boulder field. As usual a middle ground needs to be found.

Bishop, CA
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
For all of you not in-the-know:

The issue of getting a toilet in the Buttermilks has been one that has a long history. For years the American Alpine Club has worked with the Bishop community to raise funds to get a toilet implemented--around $5,000 not including conservation grant money from both the AAC and the Access Fund as well as local donations. The issue is with the land manager, the Forest Service (not the BLM) and a lack of funding for maintaining the toilet (which could run between $2,000-$5,000 annually). The Forest Service is getting pressure to decommission toilets, not build more.

That being said, there is DESPERATE need for this resource and the American Alpine Club has been in negotiations with the USFS since mid-summer. One stipulation to getting the toilet implemented, would have having a local climbing organization to help maintain it. As such, the Bishop community has recently joined together to create the Bishop Area Climber's Coalition, in part as a response to this need and in part to act as a unified voice of local climbers towards the non-climbing Bishop community and City Council.

There have been public comment periods and a lot of different folks have weighed in. The take home point is, we're on it. The local community in conjunction with the American Alpine Club, the Access Fund, and the US Forest Service are working together towards the eventuality of a toilet. If any of you have worked with a government agency before, you know that it can sometimes move at a glacial pace. Have patience.

Also: the location of the toilet would be in the Barrow Pit, a pre-disturbed area with ample parking, and out of the view-shed/stink-shed. (The Barrow Pit is the large pullout off of Buttermilk Rd. before your round the corner to lower parking area/peabody parking area)

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Thanks for the info. Give a shout if you need any help or if there are any developments. "Can't wait"

Jan 2, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Can you even believe this sh!t?

In America it cost thousands of dollars and a ton of red tape bureaucracy just for one simple outhouse sh!tter.

Unreal .....


Gym climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
it always disgusted me to see sh#t piles all over climbing areas. We would get to the NRG visitors center as soon as it opened so we could use the bathroom while it was oh so fresh and clean.... the porto potty at rogers would always have a treasure island by saturday morning..
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