Anybody But Dudes

What is Anybody But Dudes?

Anybody But Dudes (“ABD”) are welcoming and supportive sessions for, well, anybody but dudes*! The goal is to meet new climbing partners, build skills, and encourage each other to be awesome.

* Yes, we realize that “anybody but dudes” is a sort of vague statement, but that’s kind of the point. People don’t fit neatly into perfect little boxes, and we don’t want to draw hard lines. The goal is to have inclusive and welcoming meet-ups for all the shes and theys and LGBTQ+ folks out there. If that’s you, come climb with us!

** Please note that N3C is OPEN TO ALL to climb during ABD, so, dudes should feel free to come and climb during these times. Just please be respectful of the ABD Group. (It’s the same as when we have other coached groups – like our youth climbing teams.)

Anybody But Dudes

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Anybody But Dudes –  Indoor Sessions

ABD will not be meeting indoors Tuesday 6/18.

Starting Sunday, June 9th, we’ll announce each Sunday whether there will be a rainy day ABD session the upcoming Tuesday. These sessions will take place from 6pm to 8pm. Look for the announcements on Instagram and this page.

These sessions are free with a membership or day pass.

What Indoor Sessions Look Like

We suggest arriving at 6pm to join our group stretching and engaging conversations, but you can show up whenever! Each week, we kickstart conversations with a silly question, before jumping into bouldering or rope climbing. We will alternate depending on participant preferences. At the end, we offer an optional mini workout to wrap up the session.

Anybody But Dudes

Anybody But Dudes – Outdoor Sessions

ABD (Anybody But Dudes) is heading outdoors again this summer! We have six exciting days planned to explore the climbing areas in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, have fun, and develop our climbing skills.

This program remains a welcoming and supportive space, perfect for meeting new climbing partners, building skills, and encouraging each other. Each day, we will focus on a particular skill, but if there are any specific skills you want to practice, we can accommodate that during any session.

Join us for these engaging outdoor sessions as we strive to have fun and work on any climbing skills participants want to focus on. We look forward to another fantastic season of outdoor climbing!


ABD Outside Dates

  • June 25 – Intro to Outdoor Climbing
  • July 16 – Intro to Outdoor Sport Leading
  • July 30 – Rappelling and Anchor Cleaning
  • August 13 – Intro to Trad Climbing (1)
  • August 27 – Intro to Trad Climbing (2) 

What Outdoor Sessions Looks Like

The plan is for a solid half-day of climbing! We will meet at a predetermined climbing location at 3pm and plan on wrapping up climbing by 7pm.

Locations will vary but will include amazing local crags such as Echo and Rumney. If you have a location you want to visit let us know!

An email will be sent out the Sunday before the trip with all the details.

* ABD Outside may be rescheduled due to weather and conditions. A minimum of 4 participants are required to run the program.

Meet the ABD Leaders!

Sarah Sallade

Co- Leader

I have been climbing for close to 20 years with varying levels of intensity. Now a mama of two small children it’s hard to find a climbing community. I wanted to start an ABD night to create a general sense of camaraderie, provide a platform to meet new partners, and ensure a welcoming atmosphere to both new and experienced climbers where we can all learn from each other.

Haley Chadburn

Co- Leader

Having discovered my love for rock climbing right here at N3C when I was 14 years old, the community holds a special place in my life. I am very excited to be involved in leading a group of incredible women and gender-nonconforming individuals. I hope to help foster an environment where we can encourage each other and learn new skills both indoors and out. 

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