October 19-21, 2018

Bringing you the finest dirtbagging-grassroots-climber-gathering in Southern Colorado!

This October 19th-21st, head on down to the best limestone sport cragging Colorado has to offer, and with the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA, be treated to a weekend of clinics, contests, beer, parties, slideshows, films, giveaways, stewardship and fun.

For 2018 we have an incredible weekend in store: up your game with stellar clinics taught by professional climbers and local mountain guides, presented in part by Pikes Peak Alpine School; local food and beer will abound; and a crag stewardship project on Sunday morning will give you a quick opportunity to roll up your sleeves and give back to help keep our climbing areas clean and well maintained. New this year is a Horseshoe Hell-style competition at the cliffs on Saturday sponsored by City Rock Climbing Center, live music, DJ and dance floor, and local food trucks. Spend time with friends, drink lots of free beer, win top end gear at our raffles and silent auctions, do some fabulous bolt clipping in the sun, and give some love to your crag, that’s the Shelf Road Craggin’ Classic in a nutshell.


**Please check back regularly for updates. Registration details are subject to change until registration opens on August 21st.

*All current AAC members will receive a 10% discount upon checkout. Membership will be verified.


Friday, October 19

3:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Participant Arrival and Registration

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Weekend Kickoff Party, Raffle, and Evening Entertainment


Saturday, October 20

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Climbing Clinics with Pros and Local Guides

5:00 PM onward: Dirtbag Climber Throwdown Extravaganza Party

7:30 PM: Open Mic Live Music

8:00 PM: RAFFLE!

8:30 PM: Costume Contest The Fourth Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

9:00 PM: DJ and Dance Party


Sunday, October 21

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Stewardship Breakfast

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Stewardship project with the Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance


2018 clinics are presented in part by Pikes Peak Alpine School

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! Climbers of all abilities are welcome, though basic climbing knowledge and proficiency is expected.

Clinics for the Shelf Road Craggin’ Classic will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting. Please show up 15-20 minutes early at the white tent. Clinics will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Clinics to be announced so be sure to check back regularly!

Questions ?
If you have any questions regarding the Shelf Road Craggin' Classic, please Event Coordinator Jes Meiris at [email protected] or (503) 781-8906

Banner photo: AAC member Michael Lim