Most people aspire to live in bigger houses, to buy fancier cars, to own more expensive things. Not us. For many climbers, the pinnacle of success is to get rid of all your stuff and move into a van, or any home with wheels. Here are nine rad climber vehicles, submitted by readers living the dream.
Meet Becket, our home on wheels. He makes life comfortable year-round, equipped with a wood-burning stove and plenty of storage for all our gear.
I’m an eight-year Navy vet that got out [of the service] to climb, surf, and backpack across the West Coast. Ten months and 27,000 miles later, and I’m never going back.
Moments before sheets of rain fell from the sky. Refuge in the van was crucial.
Bonnie the bread truck is not the fastest, and she may be a bit of an eyesore, but the inside is roomy and stocked with two couches, climbing gear, and sometimes our dirtbag climber boy band.
Look out for this stylish dirtbagmobile cruising around Maui, Hawaii, in search of the best crags to get pumped off of with my crew, the Climbers Association of Maui.
My freedom machine, my training wall, my dog, and rocks for miles in every direction. The Alabama Hills are one of my favorite backyards.
Our home on the road, in this case the Siurana carpark. This rig is cozy and cheap, allowing us to be on the road for about 100 days a year. It’s not a Sprinter but a similarly sized Vauxhall Movano.
Enjoying the last moments of the day in Zion with climbing partners Taylor Millet (right) and Josh Hicks (left) before retiring for the night in the homemade 1980 GMC Dirtbagmobile.
In Boulder Canyon on the first day I moved into my van. I am currently 11 months into a five-month road trip with no end in sight.