"The Nor'easter is the perfect way to bring people who support mountain life, people who love music, and people who are concerned about the environment together for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience," said Will Manzer, President and CEO of Eastern Mountain Sports. "Our goal is to combine the fun of a music festival with the excitement of an elite climbing competition in a single outdoor venue with a minimal environmental impact, so that it is left in even better condition at the end of the event than it was at the beginning. It's going to open a lot of eyes."
2010 Highlights More than 2400 people enjoyed to this weekend-long celebration of music, climbing, camping, and conservation in September 2010.
* A festival village featuring top outdoor brands and conservation groups * The season finale of the Unified Bouldering Championships * UCI certified Cyclocross race * A diverse main stage line‐up of indie stars and emerging regional talent * Costume Fun Run * Free clinics with Pro Athletes and the EMS Climbing School * The Nor’easter conservation project * Onsite recycling and composting: 86% waste free! * Riverside camping
2008 Highlights More than 1500 people from as far west as Minnesota and as far south as Delaware flocked to this weekend-long celebration of music, climbing, camping, and conservation in September 2008.
This first-of-its-kind event featured: * Live performances from State Radio, Tapes 'n Tapes, Rustic Overtones, The Dig, Oneside, The Guts, Bomb Squad, Adam Ezra, and Three Tall Pines. * Live clinics and chat sessions with pro climbers Chris Sharma, Dave Joe Kinder, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Cedar Wright, Daniel Woods, Ethan Woods, Lizzy Asher, Emily Harrington, and Heidi Wirtz. * A 90% waste-free weekend, compliments of the incredible composting and recycling services Zero Hero. * A cooperative trail cleanup project with representatives from The National Forest Service.