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I'm really into climbing and this summer I was thinking to get into dirt bagging around some crags. I would appreciate your all ' s advice since I'm new to it. Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Pet Sematary
step 1: not have internet. Nick Metzger
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Aug 29, 2014
433 points
Apr 25, 2016
Just make climbing the first priority, and the rest will follow. Xocomil
From South Lake Tahoe
Joined May 2, 2015
9 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: After a very very damp and cold evening climbing o...
1. Look homeless
2. Smell homeless
4. have a giants rack (nuts not boobs)
5. climb 5.13 (minimum)
6. your diet consists of pasta and very little else
7. live out of what ever vehicle you currently own
7a. if you don't own a vehicle hitchhike
8. make a instagram account and post non stop

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT my top 8 ways to be a dirtbag, it's the same thing to get sponsored though, just make 5.13 to 5.14.
that guy named seb
Joined Oct 24, 2015
182 points
Apr 25, 2016
Cool! How do you get the money to travel? Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Wash dishes, clean bathrooms, beg, hustle, don't spend. brad schierer
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jul 18, 2006
111 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Killis Howard?
hi Hellenor! Tim Lutz
Joined Aug 9, 2012
43 points
Apr 25, 2016
Tim Lutz wrote:
hi Hellenor!


I think you're right!
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
284 points
Apr 25, 2016
brad schierer wrote:
Wash dishes, clean bathrooms, beg, hustle, don't spend.

Define "hustle".
Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Don't forget to spray!! And allways talk about yourself and what your working on, or what amazing thing you just sent..
;)
Kauait
From Sandy Utah
Joined Aug 6, 2015
4 points
Apr 25, 2016
Kauait wrote:
Don't forget to spray!! And allways talk about yourself and what your working on, or what amazing thing you just sent.. ;)

I do that already! Hahaha
Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Be like these guys:



TimM
Joined Jan 24, 2006
13 points
Apr 25, 2016
Billy G wrote:
I'm really into climbing and this summer I was thinking to get into dirt bagging around some crags. I would appreciate your all ' s advice since I'm new to it.


I believe its similar to becoming a prostitute.
T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,054 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: First trip to the Creek
On the off chance this a real question..

1. Make it work. There will most likely always be good reasons to wait, but at some point you have to make it happen.
2. Get thrifty.
B.S. Luther
From Yorba Linda, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
78 points
Apr 25, 2016
A lot of vague answers. Prostitute, really? I though climbers were the best at that "dirt bag thing", the quintessential dirtbags so to say. Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Always camp for free. Ed Wade
From Hermann, MO
Joined Aug 19, 2012
812 points
Apr 25, 2016
Sure! I would like to hear some real stories from people who actually have done it themselves, not all that hear say. Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Food Stamps and life hacks. Just get out there and learn from other dirtbags Jake C
Joined Dec 22, 2015
7 points
Apr 25, 2016
Jake C wrote:
Food Stamps and life hacks. Just get out there and learn from other dirtbags

Now, that's what I'm talking about!
Billy G
Joined Apr 19, 2016
20 points
Apr 25, 2016
Billy G wrote:
Now, that's what I'm talking about!

Yeaa dude, I have buddies that have done and dabbled in the lifestyle. You just gotta know which bakery will give you their leftover bread from the day, which hotel you can easily sneak into the locker room for a shower (if you really care to shower) which crag is easiest to camp for free or has great blm land for the taking real close. Lots of ways to do it, van, tent, cowboy camp, cave. Just make it work, roll with the punches and go for it. If you want to do this for mre than a season, it gets a bit harder but I work some summers as a wildland firefighter, I make enough each summer for 3 months that I could surely afford to dirtbag around the other 9. Just see what works!
Jake C
Joined Dec 22, 2015
7 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: We shall continue with style
Well hellenor, since your a transgender goat, you could do this...
Dream job: Farm needs you to cuddle its little baby goats
mashable.com/2016/01/12/goat-c...
BigB
From Red Rock, NV
Joined Feb 18, 2015
311 points
Apr 25, 2016
If someone needs to be taught how to live on the road cheaply, it's likely they are not qualified to be a "dirtbag." A Fauxbo(a word I have coined which stands for "Faux Bohemian"), certainly, but a genuine dirtbag, no. I suggest this because, part of genuinely living on the cheap comes out of necessity, and necessity is the mother of invention. Happiegrrrl
From Gunks
Joined Dec 23, 2005
60 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Condorphamine Addiction
Never been one, probably won't be one. But I've definitely taken lots of extended road trips for other sports. freecampsites.net is pretty money. Will Tabor
Joined Feb 3, 2016
5 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Moss
Happiegrrrl wrote:
If someone needs to be taught how to live on the road cheaply, it's likely they are not qualified to be a "dirtbag." A Fauxbo(a word I have coined which stands for "Faux Bohemian"), certainly, but a genuine dirtbag, no. I suggest this because, part of genuinely living on the cheap comes out of necessity, and necessity is the mother of invention.



Lock the thread. This is the only correct answer.
Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
713 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
that guy named seb wrote:
1. Look homeless 2. Smell homeless 4. have a giants rack (nuts not boobs) 5. climb 5.13 (minimum) 6. your diet consists of pasta and very little else 7. live out of what ever vehicle you currently own 7a. if you don't own a vehicle hitchhike 8. make a instagram account and post non stop AND THERE YOU HAVE IT my top 8 ways to be a dirtbag, it's the same thing to get sponsored though, just make 5.13 to 5.14.


#5 and #6 are mutually exclusive - every dirtbag knows that once they spend quite a while on the road.

#6 - pasta takes too long to cook. couscous and ramen are more fuel friendly.

#7 and #8 disqualify you from being a true DB. 7a FTW!
doligo
Joined Sep 26, 2008
412 points
Apr 25, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Krunk Juice 12d (probably 2nd ascent?) Zion NP Pho...
Give your parents back their money and sprinter Gaar
From Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Joined Feb 10, 2007
869 points


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