AAC presents Craggin' Classics at the New River Gorge

posted by dpm on 08/26/2012

Every year, the American Alpine Club hosts Regional Craggin' Classic climbing festivals in iconic climbing destinations across the country. Each event features fascinating presentations from climbers that have inspired us over the generations, camping, food, music, camaraderie, and of course climbing on some amazing stone! This year, five events will be held at Cathedral Ledge, NH; Bishop, California; Golden, Colorado; New River Gorge, West Virginia; and Smith Rock, Oregon. The next event is at the New River Gorge, West Virginia, Sept. 14-16. Mark your calendars and come out for world class rafting, climbing, clinics, a pig roast, and a sneak peek at the new AAC campground nestled atop the rim of the gorge.

 

Itinerary:

Friday, September 14

8:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m. Rafting on the Gauley River with Cantrell's Ultimate Rafting (Call 304-574-2500) to book reservation under "AAC Craggin Classic Event" to receive climber rate: $90/includes river-side lunch)

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.- FREE CLINIC: Pro Rappell Techniques with Danny McCraken of the Appalachain Mountain Institute (meet at AAC NRG Campground)

4:00 p.m. - Vendor Set up at the AAC NRG Campground

6:00 p.m. - Pig Roast Dinner at the AAC NRG Campground

 

FREE CAMPING @ THE AAC NRG CAMPGROUND

CAMPING WITH AMENITIES AVAILABLE @ CANTRELL'S (304-574-2500 *book under AAC Craggin Classic Event to receive climber rates; $8/tent-site, $12/bungalow, $24-27/cabin)

 

Saturday, September 15

Click to read more about the Clinics.

8:00 a.m. - Coffee/Breakfast at AAC NRG Campground

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - FiveTenGear Demo/vendor set up at AAC NRG Campground

All Day - Climbing

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Climbing Clinic: Crack Climbing for Women with FiveTen Athlete Jessa Goebel (meet at AAC NRG Campground)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Climbing Clinic: Trad Tricks Clinic with Mountain Hardware Athlete Pat Goodman (meet at AAC NRG Campground)

9:00 a.m. - 4: 00 p.m. - Climbing Clinic: Bouldering/Training Clinic with Five Ten Athlete Tim Rose (meet at AAC NRG Campground)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Climbing Clinic: Top Rope Anchor Class with Danny McCracken of the Appalachian Mountain Institute (meet at AAC NRG Campground)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Climbing Clinic: Trad Leading Clinic with New River Mtn. Guides (meet at AAC NRG Campground)

5:00 p.m. - FiveTen Gear Return at the AAC NRG Campground

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Raffle at Cantrell's

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - African Stew Dinner at Cantrell's

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Slide Show at Cantrell's

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Live Music at Cantrell's

 

FREE CAMPING @ THE AAC NRG CAMPGROUND

CAMPING WITH AMENITIES AVAILABLE @ CANTRELL'S (304-574-2500 *book under AAC Craggin Classic Event to receive climber rates; $8/tent-site, $12/bungalow, $24-27/cabin)

 

Sunday, September 16

8:00 a.m. - Coffee/Breakfast at TBD

9:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Stewardship Activity, meet at the AAC NRG Campground

 

To register for the New River Gorge Craggin' Classic, click here.