FAQS + MISSION:
What is the Craggin’ Classic Series?
Craggin’ Classics are 3-day climbing festivals that happen all over the country. These festivals are a celebration of all things climbing: community, learning, and giving back to the crag. We hope to create welcoming events for brand new climbers, veteran climbers, and everyone hoping to partake in the great sport of climbing!
When is the Series?
Smith Rock, OR: Sep 13-15
New River Gorge, WV: Sep 20-22
Rumney, NH: Sep 27-29
Devil’s Lake, WI: Oct 11-13
Shelf Road, CO: Oct 18-20
Moab, UT: Oct 25-27
Bishop, CA: Nov 1-3
Do I have to be an experienced rock climber to attend the festival?
Not at all! The Craggin’s are designed to be welcoming to all abilities. With clinic topics that range from intro to climbing, to gym to crag, to advanced techniques, there’s something for everyone.
More info coming soon!
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To gather the climbing community at world-class cragging destinations across the country to celebrate our fellowship, enhance our skills and education, and take ownership in preserving and caring for our climbing landscapes. The series is upheld by three pillars:
COMMUNITY: The heart of the Craggin’ Classic is a grassroots celebration of the climbing community. Through films, campfires, slideshows, music, local food vendors, and beers, the series brings climbers together—both seasoned and new—to celebrate and inspire one another.
COMPETENCY: Climbing clinics, driven by professional athletes and local guides, help event participants build their skills, gain confidence, and enhance their game. And everyone has something to learn. Clinic topics cover a range of interests and experience levels such as Intro to Big Wall Climbing, Learn to Fall, Self-Rescue Techniques, Multipitch Management, Anchor Building, Women’s Only Clincis and many more.
CONSERVATION: Stewardship of our climbing landscapes requires, first and foremost, a sense of ownership and responsibility by the climbing community. The Craggin’ Classics work to instill these values within event participants through hands-on crag conservation projects. Additionally, climbers develop and retain good working relationships local land management agencies—relationships crucial to maintain future climbing access.