New River Gorge craggin' classic
September 21-23, 2018
The Southeast's premier climber throw down, holler down, and hoedown.
Rally to the New River Gorge! Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA in Fayetteville, West Virginia on September 21st - 23rd for the 7th annual Craggin' Classic in the New River Gorge!
This 3-day grassroots climbing festival celebrates the climbers and climbing of the Southeast. The weekend features climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, stewardship and conservation efforts, glow-stick dance parties, gear demos, food, films, music, free beer and whiskey (21+), games, free swag, bonfires, raffles, silent auctions and good times with great people!
The festivities will take place at the AAC's campground with clinics taught at nearby crags in the Gorge.
World class climbing combined with Southern hospitality, live music, dead pigs, and an after-party that will have you howling at the moon. It's better than good. It's supremely-awesome. See you at the New.
**Please check back regularly for updates. Registration details are subject to change until registration opens on July 31st.
*Current AAC members will receive a 10% discount upon registration checkout.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
9:00am to 4:00pm: Stewardship Project with local New River Alliance of Climbers.
4:30 PM: Yoga at First Hump with Rhea at the NRG Campground
5:30 PM: Poker Tournament
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Long Point String Band
6:00 PM: Just Dessert Potluck at the NRG Campground
7:00 PM: First Annual NRG Climbers Talent Show
8:00 PM: Chalk Talk
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Yoga at First Hump in the NRG Campground with Marque Garaux
8:00 AM: Climber Coffee + Breakfast at the NRG Campground
9:00 AM: Climbing Clinics in the New River Gorge
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Bouldering Comp
4:00 PM: NRG Climber Celebration Party and Hoedown-Throw-Down
4:30 PM- 5:30 PM: Yoga at First Hump in the NRG Campground
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: That High Country Revival
6:30 PM: Annual Pig Roast Dinner!
8:30 PM: Dyno Competition
10:00 PM: Tuggin' Shack Dance Party
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd
8:00 AM: Yoga at First Hump in the NRG Campground
8:30 AM: Climber Coffee + Breakfast at the NRG Campground
10:00 AM: Campground Clean Up
All clinics are taught by professional climbing guides and/or professional climbing athletes. Clinics are $60 for AAC members; $70 for non-members. All clinics run Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please show up 15-20 minutes early, ready to go. Be sure you have filled out a clinic specific waiver, provided upon registration.
Clinics to be announced, so be sure to check back soon!
EVENT HEADQUARTERS & AAC NRG CAMPGROUND:
97 Pudds Rd.
Lansing, WV 25862
Pies and Pints, Secret Sandwich Society, Burrito Bar, The Station, Gumbos, Vandals, Cathedral Cafe
ADDITIONAL LODGING OPTIONS:
286 Rifrafters Campground Dr
This is a great little campground located 5 minutes from downtown Fayetteville on Laurel Creek Rd. They have recently remodeled their bathhouse facilities and do a great job at keeping the place clean. They have tent camping and RV campsites available, as well as a covered pavilion area with a refrigerator for your use. Last we checked it was $12/night/adult.
- CHESTNUT CREEK CAMPROUND
Minutes from Fayetteville and the Gorge, nice secluded sites, modern bathroom facilities, campstore. The quirky owner will be on you like white on rice to make sure you abide to all the rules. This tight run ship means you'll get a good nights sleep.Rate: $8-10/night.
- SUMMERSVILLE LAKE RETREAT
Mount Nebo/Summersville, WV
They've got a nice set-up complete with campsites, RV-Hook-ups, A-Frame Chalets, AND new in 2011 they've built some really nice big cabins if you're not into roughing it. They also do Boat Rentals (Pontoon, Paddle, and Fishing Boats). Owner's Steve and Donna are more than happy to point out the hot deep water soloing spots around Summersville Lake.
- OPOSSUM CREEK RETREAT Lansing, WV
These guys are no strangers to rock climbers and they know how to pamper you. If you're not into roughing it and want to live like a king this is a killer spot with friendly folks to take care of you. Minutes from Fayetteville and the Gorge, cabins of all sizes, fully furnished, hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, nestled in the woods, nature trails, a great escape from the ordinary.
- NEW RIVER CABINS
Don't want to sleep in the dirt but you're on a budget? This is one of the best deals around. Located just 4 miles from the Gorge, these guys have 8 cabins that are price competitive with the hotels listed below. Each cabin sleeps 8 and is fully furnished with kitchenettes and bathrooms, satellite TV, air conditioning and heat, and they are pet friendly. Newly built in 2009 it's a great bargain at $120/night for 4 people. Check them out and tell them we sent you.
- NEW RIVER INN
Oak Hill, WV
Built in 2006, very similar to your Super 8 type hotel with free high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast, cable TV, heated outdoor pool, hair dryer, microwave & fridge in every room, located a short 5 minute drive from the New River Gorge. Clean and comfortable rooms with grocery store and restaurants within walking distance. Summer In-Season Rate approx: $89.00/night
- HOLIDAY LODGE
Oak Hill, WV
Formerly a Holiday Inn this place is located right on Route 19 and is loaded with amenities. Wireless internet, bar in the lobby featuring live music in season, and an indoor swimming pool.
- HISTORIC MORRIS HARVEY HOUSE 201 W Maple Ave
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Circa 1902 this Victorian style home will take you back to last century. Located in downtown Fayetteville walking distance to our headquarters in Water Stone Outdoors, the Cathedral Cafe and other local shops. Rates run $89.00-$100.00/night. Tell Bernie we sent you.
- COUNTRY RIVER INN Gatewood Rd.
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Country River Inn is located in a building previously occupied by the Fayetteville Consolidated School. Completing a four year renovation in 2005, the schoolhouse built in 1929, is the new home to our B&B. Each of our six non smoking guest rooms include a private bath, two queen size beds, air conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, and color TV.
- LAFAYETTE FLATS
171 North Court Street
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Located just across the street from the NRMG office and on the upper floors of a beautiful historic main street building. Originally built to house a bank, these four units will be home away from home for people seeking a modern and hip alternative to the motels, cabins or large vacation homes that are currently the only available lodgings in the area.
If you have any questions regarding the New River Gorge Craggin' Classic, please contact Event Coordinator Kate Tierney at [email protected]