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Dirtbags in the Northeast?


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Alex Abrams · · Hanover, NH · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 95

I've been traveling around out west in my van for about a year now.  I'm considering coming back to the Northeast this coming fall to enjoy the New England fall perfection.  Wondering if there is a dirtbagging scene in the area that time of year?  Is it possible to find consistent partners during the week?  I climbed in the area for 5 years before I went on the road, but I was exclusively a weekend warrior.  Areas I would want to climb in would be North Conway, Dacks, Gunks, Rumney, and others.

Alan Rubin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 0

Most  of those areas you should be able to find folks to climb with during the week--though may be header to find places to stealth van camp in the east than out west--especially around the Gunks (though there are places). The "Dacks" is a much larger and more spread out area than the others you mention, and with somewhat less of a concentrated local scene---but you'll more likely than not find folks around Poko and Keene Valley during the week in the fall.

Happiegrrrl · · Gunks · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 60

Yes, there are plenty of people to climb with, although out here you might find they prefer the terms "retired" and/or "self-employed" over "dirtbag."

Russ Keane · · Asheville, NC · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 150

But they all have PhD's!

Mobes Mobesely · · Granite island · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 865
Happiegrrrl wrote: Yes, there are plenty of people to climb with, although out here you might find they prefer the terms "retired" and/or "self-employed" over "dirtbag."

Perfect description! The younger mid weekers tend to mostly boulder 

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