DEVILS LAKE CRAGGIN' CLASSIC
October 13-15, 2017
Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA in Baraboo, WI this October 13th to 15th for the third annual Midwest climbing extravaganza, the Devil's Lake Craggin’ Classic!
This 3-day, grassroots climbing festival is a true celebration of all things climbing, featuring films, speakers, clinics, comps, local and national gear reps, slideshows, and stewardship projects that define our sport and our community.
The 2017 Craggin’ Classic features the 12th Annual Reel Rock Film Tour; a full line-up of climbing clinics taught by pro athletes and Devil’s Lake Climbing Guides; a Bouldering Competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Climbers Association and dozens of industry brands; a Trad Climbing Competition, sponsored by Wisconsin Climbers Association and Black Diamond; a Climber Party featuring food by Madison’s Underground Food Collective and beer from Sixpoint Brewery; and featuring live music, silent auctions and raffles with incredible deals on top-end gear. Sunday, join us for a free volunteer breakfast followed by a variety of stewardship projects, in coordination with the Ice Age Trail Alliance, to repair and enhance our beloved Devil’s Lake State Park.
*Registration is currently closed, but will open on 8/21/17. Tickets are limited and will sell out. Please check back later for more information. All details listed below are subject to change until registration is officially open.
GENERAL WEEKEND PASS: $45
Includes: Event entrance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including access to all entertainment (some limited seating may apply); AAC trucker hat and event cup; beer for those 21+; Camping Friday and Saturday night at Devil's Lake State Park; and a local breakfast and coffee on Saturday and Sunday morning. Event ticket price does not include clinics, comps, admission into Devil's Lake State Park, or additional food. See below for more details.
CLINIC REGISTRATION: $85
Up your game with an array of climbing clinics taught by professional climbing athletes and local guides from Devil's Lake Climbing Guides. All clinics run Saturday, October 13th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. See below for clinic descriptions and details.
BOULDERING & TRAD CLIMBING COMPETITIONS: $20
Throw your hat in the ring and compete against your peers for glory! Choose either the Bouldering or Trad comp, then strategize your plan to maximize efficiency while racking up points in your respective discipline. A bevy of great prizes await the winners!
*Current AAC members will receive a 10% discount upon registration checkout.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th
- 4:00 PM: Registration Begins at Northern Lights Campground
Check in for the weekend, set up camp and meet old friends and new while you check out the Vendor Village and enjoy a beverage.
- 5:30 PM: Potluck/Cookout Dinner
Bring your favorite dish to share with the rest of the tribe. And no, Doritos are not a meal! Grills will be available to cook burgers, brats and veggie versions.
- 7:30 PM: Film Showing & Evening Entertainment.
TBA. Stay tuned for more.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th
- 7:00 AM: Volunteer Breakfast presented by the Chicago Mountaineering Club
Rise and shine to prepare for a big day! Roll out of bed and head to the Vendor Village, where CMC volunteers will head up a camp breakfast. Coffee from our friends at Starbucks in Monona, WI.
- 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM: Bouldering & Trad Comp Check-In
Check in at the Vendor Village to receive competition rules and procedures and check out all the great prizes you’ll be competing for!
- 8:30 AM: Clinic Check-In
Meet your clinic instructors and fellow students in the Vendor Village. Get directions and the plan for the day, then rally to your clinic’s rendezvous point at Devil’s Lake.
- 9:00 AM: Climbing Clinics Begin hosted by Devil's Lake Climbing Guides
Learning from those that are masters at their craft can seriously benefit your climbing. Sign up for a climbing clinic taught by the professional climbing athletes and local climbing guides and up your game. Everyone has something to learn. Climbers of all abilities are welcome, though basic climbing knowledge and proficiency is expected.
Please check in, packed and ready to roll, at the Clinic Tent at Northern Lights Campground at 8:30am. Instructors will give directions to clinic locales and venture forth from there. See below for clinic descriptions and details.
- 9:00 AM: Bouldering Competition Begins
Join the Wisconsin Climbers Association and a who’s who of industry brands for the second bouldering comp in the WCA annual series. Individuals will compete for an awesome array of prizes, sending as many problems as possible within the time limit. Official problem list and rules for the comp will be available on September 5th.
- 9:00 AM: Trad Climbing Competition
Join the Wisconsin Climbers Association and Black Diamond for the first organized trad climbing comp at Devil’s Lake. Pairs will compete for an awesome array of prizes from Black Diamond, climbing as many routes as possible from Balanced Rock to D’Arcy’s Buttress. Official rules and details will be available September 5th.
- 5:00 PM: Climber Party with Sixpoint Brewery and Underground Food Collective
Join the tribe and get ready to let your hair down with free beer from Sixpoint Brewery and a la carte food from Underground Food Collective (food price not included in ticket). The evening will feature free swag and gear handouts; free beer (21+); live music; a massive silent auction and raffle featuring amazing deals on top end gear; vendor village and games; local food; and more!
- 6:30 PM: Entertainment TBA
Who knows what sort of amazing hijinks will happen? Not us, not yet. Expect something awesome.
- 8:00 PM: Slideshow Presentation by TBA
Still working out the details here. Check back soon.
- 9:30 PM: Bonfires & Brewskis
After the film, gather around a fire to share stories and celebrate with friends late into the night. Hang with our vendors! Win gear at our raffles and Silent Auctions! Drink beers! Howl at the moon! Act weird and stalk through the night! Who cares?! This annual midwest Climber Celebration Party is not to be missed!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th
- 8:30am Volunteer Breakfast
Free breakfast for stewardship project volunteers at the South Shore of Devil's Lake. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and coffee from Starbucks of Monona, WI, then sign up for a service project to give back to the park we love so much.
- 9:00am Stewardship Projects Throughout the Park
With your belly full, sign up for a Stewardship Project and do your part in giving back. Specific projects remain TBD, but will involve rehabilitating, enhancing and/or preventing damage to the Park. Ice Age Trail Alliance will facilitate a few teams helping with a trail re-reroute of the Balanced Rock Trail. Get involved and take ownership of the great climbing and heavily-visited trails and cliffsides at Devil’s Lake. Roll up your sleeves and get involved helping to keep our climbing areas strong and vibrant! Meet at the South Shore picnic area, directly after breakfast.
Learning from those that are masters at their craft can seriously benefit your climbing. Take your climbing to a new level by signing up for a climbing clinic taught by professional climbers and local guides from Devil's Lake Climbing Guides! Climbers of all abilities are welcome, though basic climbing knowledge and proficiency is expected.
Clinics for the Devil's Lake Craggin’ Classic will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 9:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting. Please check in, packed and ready to roll, at the Clinic Tent at Northern Lights Campground at 8:30am. Instructors will give directions to clinic locales and venture forth from there.
Personal Equipment Needed: Personal climbing equipment including shoes, harness, chalk, helmet, personal anchor and belay/rappel equipment, hiking shoes, lunch/calories, hydration, and appropriate clothing for climbing.
*Clinic details are currently TBA. Please check back later for more information.
Onsite camping is included with your General Weekend Pass to the Devil's Lake Craggin’ Classic. Camping is located at Northern Lights Campground, Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI.
If you have any questions regarding the Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic, please contact Event Coordinator Nick Wilkes at [email protected]
The 2017 Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic is presented by: