At this summer's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, Metolius introduced an innovative and environmentally-friendly product that filled a need among big-wall climbers (especially for those at the bottom of the wall): a human waste disposal system. Metolius also did not have a name for this product, so the company engaged in some good-natured fun by inviting show attendees to come up with a name.
Apparently, Metolius staff were quite impressed with how demented our industry is. SNEWS® was told that many of the entries were so good, so heavily laden with potty humor, that at times reaching resolution on one seemed impossible. Things got so desperate we heard that Metolius execs even considered hiring a class of fourth graders to advise and coach the company in the selection process. Despite all the challenges, one entry managed to rise to the top -- that of Marty Karabin of the Karabin Climbing Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. Karabin wins a Metolius Super Duffle for his entry: The Waste Case.
Karabin’s winning entry beat out many potty-laden names from many friends, some of the best entries were: Man Purse, Daily Exposure, Safe Deposit Box, The Memphis Belle, Stool Tool, The Dumpster, The Pipe Bomb, #2 Friend, Sharma's Last Move(ment), Doody Free, El Pupero Chico, El Paculator, El Crapitan, The Little Dude, Tube Of Doom, Sky Crapper, Turd Tote(r), B.D. Crapalot, The Hangin Head. If you have too much time on your hands and want to read more, you're encouraged to visit www.metoliusclimbing.com -- or not.