Craggin’ Classic North Conway 2013

The American Alpine Club’s Craggin’ Classic North Conway 2013 is kicking things off next month. September 13-15 climbers from around the Northeast will flood the cliffs of White Horse and Cathedral. Gear Demos and Clinics will be available all weekend. More information below.

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The 2nd Annual Cathedral Ledge Craggin Classic — September 13 – 15.

A weekend of climbing, clinics, yoga, slide shows, conservation projects, live music, and a yankee-style AAC pig roast.

Climbing Areas: Cathedral Ledge and Whitehorse Ledge

Event Headquarters: Glen Ellis Campground (10 minutes from Cathedral Ledge)

Camping / Lodging: Glen Ellis Campground (tent space for Friday and Saturday night included in All-Weekend Pass ($48). All campers need a Weekend Pass, but kids under 17 camp for free so just get tickets to the evening events for them. For evening events: kids under 12 are free!

Save time at check in and fill out the event waiver online! Click here for our EZWAIVER.

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE EVENT SCHEDULE: CathedralLedgeCragginClassic.pdf

Event Details:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

– Friday night pig roast reception: pig roast dinner, beer, dessert, live music, silent auction — 5:00-9:00 pm — $15: Tickets sold here, also available first come/first serve at the door — Glen Ellis Campground

– Climbers’ camping at the Glen Ellis Campground (reserve your spot with the All Weekend Pass)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

– Morning climbers’ yoga at the campground — 8:00-9:00 am – FREE

– Gear demo & vendor village (Glen Ellis Campground) – 8:00-10:00 am – FREE

– Skills clinics – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm — $75 — meet at the Glen Ellis Campground; make reservations here

– 6:30-9:30 PM: Saturday night burrito dinner & slide shows: burrito, beer, raffle, slide shows by Madaleine Sorkin (big-wall free climbing in Yosemite and Kyrgyzstan) and John Bragg (rock climbing in the 1970s): $15: Tickets sold here, also available first come/first serve at the door — Glen Ellis Campground

– Climbers’ camping at the Glen Ellis Campground (reserve your spot with the All Weekend Pass)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

– Morning climbers’ yoga at the campground – 8:00-9:00 am – FREE

– Gear demo & vendor village – 8:00-10:00 am — Glen Ellis Campground

– Skills clinics – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm — $75 — meet at the Glen Ellis Campground; make reservations here

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ABOUT SKILLS CLINICS

We will run all of our clinics rain or shine. All of our skills clinics are group clinics taught by professional guides. Most groups will have 4-8 participants. We reserve the right to cancel clinics if we have less than 4 people signed up.

Saturday Clinics (8:30am-2pm):

· Self-rescue (All levels)

· Trad protection and anchors (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Crack climbing techniques (Intermediate/Advanced) — learn footwork and jamming techniques for various crack sizes at the Barber Wall or the North End

· Trad climbing techniques (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Women’s trad climbing clinic (All levels)

· Multi-pitch systems (Intermediate/Advanced) (Ground school and top-rope setting to teach about efficient multi-pitch anchoring, belaying, and transition techniques).

Sunday Clinics (8:30am-2pm):

· Self-rescue (All levels)

· Trad protection and anchors (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Crack climbing techniques (Intermediate/Advanced)

· Trad climbing techniques (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Women’s trad climbing clinic (All levels)

· Multi-pitch systems (Intermediate/Advanced) (Ground school and top-rope setting to teach about efficient multi-pitch anchoring, belaying, and transition techniques).