Water, Trash, Toilets
Help us keep Crazy Horse one of the most sustainable crags in the world.
Drinking Water Philosophy
A few years ago, we continually found ourselves in the parking lot at the end of the day with a ridiculous number of empty plastic water bottles. Although climbers did a great job of bringing the bottles out with them, what we realized was that the average climber was purchasing up to 4 bottles of water each day. On days with 30 climbers at the crag, we would find ourselves holding more than 100 empty plastic bottle. There had to be another way. With our core value of Practice Sustainability in mind, we decided to provide free drinking water at the crag. Our intention is that climbers will bring a reusable water bottle and refill it throughout the day from the water tank.
Crazy Horse is not the only place you can/should minimize your use of plastic. Consider how many bottles you may purchase while traveling and help us limit that amount by looking out for the blue water dispensing machines located throughout the city. We have created an iPhone and Android app called “Water Refill” that will help you located the nearest water refilling station. You can also help us by marking the location of a station that is not in the app. Refilling from the dispensing machines can cost as little as 0.5 Baht/liter. Visit our Water Refill page to find out more about how you can help make less impact while you travel. As climbers we are meant to set the example as environmental stewards. Please help us show others how it can be done.
Trash @ Crazy Horse
“Climbers don’t leave trash, climbers clean up after themselves.”
We hope to one day be able to say this for all climbers. It is all of our responsibility to keep Crazy Horse clean every day of the year. We encourage you to PACK OUT MORE THAN WHAT YOU PACK IN! This means that sometimes we have to look after those who can’t or won’t look after themselves. Picking up trash when we see it should be a behavior we all practice, no matter where we are. While there is a trash can in the Crazy Horse parking lot, there is no trash collection service. Please pack out your own trash and dispose of it later. Your cigarette butts take YEARS to decompose.
Crazy Horse has the good fortune of having an incredible climbing community committed to keeping it clean. The annual Crag Clean Up Day (usually in December) sees sometimes 70+ climbers from all over the world who make a group effort to clean up whatever trash has slipped through the cracks throughout the year. It is an incredible effort and we would greatly appreciate your help if you are in town during the clean up.
Toilets @ Crazy Horse
There are two squat toilets in the main car park area. It is recommended you bring your own toilet paper. Please make an effort to use these facilities if you have to go to the bathroom. Please also try to keep the toilets clean. If you make a mess, clean it up. New to a the squat toilet? Refer to our How to Use a Squat Toilet Tutorial.
When you can’t make it to the toilet, the jungle is available. Please make every effort to get far away from the climbing areas. Dig a hole, burn the paper, and then cover the hole. It’s that simple! DO NOT PEE NEAR BELAYS!
We appreciate your effort and cooperation in keeping Crazy Horse clean and sustainable. Please feel free to contact CMRCA with any questions or information about how we’re involved in “redefining sustainable tourism in Asia.”