You are on your summit push, you're roped up, stakes are high, adrenaline is flowing, and perfect timing you have to PEE! Ugh. So what do you do? You can't unclip for your safety and you don't want to bare your bum in front of everyone, especially the guys on your team.
We recently received an email from one of our community members that went something like this, "I had a friend who just came back from a summit attempt on Mount Rainer, and one of the things she complained about that contributed to her inability to summit was... pee. Yep, pee." Dynamics on rope teams can vary and the comfort level of someone willing to bare it all in front of new friends can be a challenge as well.
To help address the question, here is a video from our friends at Chicks Climbing and Skiing :
How to Pee Without Taking Off Your Climbing Harness
The pee funnel is our normal go to. Disclaimer: practice, practice, practice. Pee funnel fail moments can happen and just end with a lot of pee down the leg!
Pee Funnel Options (our top picks):
Do you have a favorite tip or trick you would like to share? Let us know on the comments below.