ABOUT THE SERIES:

MISSION:

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, parties, 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 topic cover a range of interests and experience levels such as Intro to Big Wall Climbing, Learn to Fall, Self-Rescue Techniques, Multipitch Management, Bolting 101, Redpoint Strategies 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.