SMITH ROCK CRAGGIN' CLASSIC

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

The Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic is now SOLD OUT. If you already have a Weekend Pass, we’ll see you at Smith! If you missed out, we hope to see you next year.

Let’s celebrate the mighty PNW! Join the American Alpine Club, CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, and Edelrid at Oregon’s historic Smith Rock State Park September 13-15, for the 2019 Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic!

This 3-day climbing festival celebrates and welcomes climbers at every skill level. We’ve got a full line-up of clinics taught by professional climbers and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides, plus presentations by EDELRID athlete Tommy Caldwell and Sterling athlete Maureen Beck.

Sip free beer from 10 Barrel Brewing Co., grab tasty meals from the local food truck "The Bob", peruse the silent auction and raffle for incredible deals on top-end gear, enjoy free Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts provided by Climbers for Christ and Mountain Gear, and give back by helping out with trail work with High Desert Climbers Alliance and Oregon State Parks.

The venue’s proximity to the Park means that climbing is just a short walk from your tent. Whether you’re most excited about learning new skills, meeting new friends, or connecting with a larger community, don’t miss this Craggin’ Classic!

Event proceeds benefit the Club’s work supporting our shared passion for climbing and protecting the places we climb.


REGISTRATION:

GENERAL WEEKEND PASS: $45
Includes: Event entrance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, including access to all entertainment; On-site camping Friday and Saturday nights; Free swag bag including an AAC hat and event cup; beer for those 21+; and free breakfasts from our good friends, Climbers for Christ and Mountain Gear! Event ticket price does not include clinics, dinners or parking. See below for more details.

PARKING PASS: $5
Don't be mad. Space is a little limited for cars, and carpooling is better for the environment anyway! Parking passes are an extra $5 per vehicle and may be purchased during registration. Only 170 parking passes are available so help us out and carpool! Meet up with other carpoolers, or offer up a ride to others, here.

(Smith Rock / National Park Parking Passes can't be used for this event, but your $5 Parking Pass for the Craggin' Classic is good for the whole weekend. Park your car and leave it for 3 days! Well worth it.)

CLINIC REGISTRATION: $70
Up your game with an array of climbing clinics taught by professional climbing athletes and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides. All clinics run Saturday, September 15th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. See below for clinic descriptions and details.

**Current AAC members will receive a 10% discount upon registration checkout.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

  • 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Participant Check-In at Redpoint Climbers Supply
    Participants must check in at Redpoint Climbers Supply, 8222 N Hwy 97 - Ste 101, Terrebonne, OR.

**Only Check-In takes place at Redpoint. All event activities, camping, beer, vendors, etc. occur at: 9025 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne, OR.

  • 4:00 PM: Vendor Village, beer, food, and games open for business

  • 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM: Hangdog Days with Jeff Smoot & Alan Watts
    Join us as we welcome author Jeff Smoot to share stories and images from his recent memoir Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14 (Mountaineers Books), which chronicles the era when rock climbing exploded in popularity, attracting a new generation of talented climbers eager to reach new heights via harder routes and faster ascents. Joining him is Smith Rock legend Alan Watts, who was an integral part of this period.

    Jeff Smoot is a lawyer, writer, and photographer primarily known for his hiking and climbing guidebooks. He was a frequent contributor to Climbing, Rock & Ice, and Mountain magazines during the 1980s, and has also written for Backpacker and Outside magazines. He lives in Seattle. Alan Watts is the one climber most familiar with -- and responsible for -- Smith Rock's climb to prominence as an international sport climbing destination. Alan's entire climbing career is inextricably entwined with the recent past of Smith Rock and he has established hundreds of routes there.

  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: ADAPTIVE - Film Showing & Q/A with Maureen Beck & Jim Ewing, presented by Sterling Ropes and Redpoint Climbers Supply
    Sterling athletes Jim Ewing and Maureen Beck attempted the first unassisted adaptive climb of the formidable Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Jim and Maureen have a few things in common; they are both from Maine, climb hard, and are missing a limb. Maureen was born without her left hand and Jim had his left leg amputated after a devastating fall while climbing Cayman Brac in 2015. Strangers who met in December 2018, the unlikely duo (nearly 20 years apart in age) decided to attempt this climb and began training in the spring. For two very experienced climbers, this attempt quickly proved that even with a lot of training and preparation nothing is ever guaranteed when it comes to alpine climbing.

  • 8:45 PM - 10 PM: Games
    Come prepared for anything from handstands to pie eating, but most of all come prepared to win! Who knows what fun awaits you as we play random games, and send the winners home with prizes.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM – Simple Sunrise Yoga with Redpoint Climbers Supply
    This class is a gentle introduction to yoga and is welcoming to yogis of all levels. Please bring your own yoga mat.

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Free Pancake Breakfast with Climbers for Christ
    Nourish your body before a big day of sending in the Park! Gluten-free? No problem—we've got you covered. Also enjoy local coffee provided by Redpoint Climbers Supply!

  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Climbing Clinics with the Pros, hosted by Chockstone Climbing Guides
    Learning from those that are masters at their craft can seriously benefit your climbing. Sign up for a climbing clinic taught by pro athletes and local climbing guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides. Climbers of all abilities are welcome, though be sure to check specific clinic descriptions below for any prerequisites and required gear.

**Please show up 15-20 minutes early, ready to go, at the Smith Rock State Park yurt on Smith Rock Loop.

  • Smith Climbing History Walking Tours with Alan Watts – FREE for Craggin’ Registrants
    Join Alan Watts, the one climber most familiar with -- and responsible for -- Smith Rock's climb to prominence as an international sport climbing destination. Watts will take you on a climbing history tour of Smith Rock climbing areas. Alan's entire climbing career is inextricably entwined with the recent past of Smith Rock, the remote central Oregon crag that now ranks among the world's elite climbing destinations.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Alan Watts FREE Smith Climbing History Walking Tour (A.M.). Meet at the Smith Rock yurt, 9:00am sharp

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Alan Watts FREE Smith Climbing History Walking Tour (P.M.). Meet at the bottom of the main Smith Rock trail, by the water fountain, 12:30pm sharp

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Get to Know the Climber Grief Fund
    The AAC has pioneered a new program to address loss in the climbing community. The Climbing Grief Fund (CGF) evolves the conversation around grief and trauma in the climbing community and connects individuals to effective mental health professionals and resources. Stop by the AAC booth to learn more about the CGF with a certified mental health professional.

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Pre-Party Slackline Session with Slackrobats, presented by Redpoint Climbers Supply
    What better way to kick off the evening than with some slacklining!?

  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Smith Rock Social w/ 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
    Beer from 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, the tastiest of the tasty from local food truck “The Bob”, a silent auction and raffle featuring amazing deals on top end gear, slackline fun, rope rug making, games, sponsors, non-profits, and more are all going down during this Smith Rock style social!

  • 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM: The Party Continues!
    Silent Auction - Open Bidding!: Help support American Alpine Club's grant programs, educational opportunities, climbing library, conservation efforts and events like the Craggin' Classic by bidding on one or more of dozens of awesome auction items, with starting bids as low as $45! Cash or credit / debit. (You must be present for your winning bid to apply).

DIY Rope Rugs: Bring your retired ropes to the Craggin’ and climber Kristin Gloystein will show you how to recycle your old ropes and make a super-cool and practical rope rug!

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Tommy Caldwell Presentation & Q/A, presented by Edelrid
    Tommy Caldwell has established some of the hardest routes in the country and free climbed an impressive 12 routes on El Capitan in Yosemite. He believes difficult journeys, with little chance for success, teach him the most. This attitude is no better exemplified than by his first free ascent of Dawn Wall in January of 2015, and his first ascent of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia in February of 2014. He also established a new speed record on The Nose, with Alex Honnold, in 2018, coming in under 2 hours! Join him for a slide show and Q&A about his speed record and his involvement in environmental conservation.

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Strut Your Stuff on the Slackline with Slackrobats, presented by Redpoint Climbers Supply
    Watch slackline aficionados demo their skills, then attempt your own shenanigans!

  • 8:30 PM: Silent Auction Bidding Ends

  • 9:00 PM: Raffle
    We have some amazing prizes for you to win, so support American Alpine Club by purchasing raffle tickets on site - 1 @ $2, 3 @ $5 or 10 for $10. Cash or credit / debit. (Must be present to win.)

  • End of Raffle - 10:00 PM: Dance Party!
    End the night with rockin’ grooves! Wear yourself out for a good night’s sleep before heading into our Sunday Stewardship Project.

  • 10:00 PM: Quiet Time
    Gotta respect the neighbors if we want to keep hosting this Smith Rock event!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Simple Sunrise Yoga with Redpoint Climbers Supply
    This class is a gentle introduction to yoga and is welcoming to yogis of all levels. Please bring your own yoga mat.

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast, presented by Mountain Gear
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

  • 9:00 AM – Stewardship Project at Smith Rock State Park
    Let’s get together and give back! This year’s stewardship projects have been organized by High Desert Climbers Alliance and Smith Rock State Park. Thank you for your dedication to preserving and improving this crag we all love so dearly!

  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Moving Forward with Grief and Trauma Workshop, presented by Outdoor Research
    As climbers there is a high chance we will experience loss. Facilitated by both a mental health professional and professional athlete experienced with the topic, this clinic aims to create a professional and educational container to introduce grief, loss and trauma in climbing. More details below.


CLINIC OFFERINGS:

Clinic topics range from introductory to advanced. 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 Chockstone Climbing Guides! These clinics are open and welcoming to all.

Clinics for the Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 9:00am to 3:00pm, weather permitting. Arrive 15-20 minutes early at the Smith Rock Yurt on Smith Rock Loop, prepared to learn from the best. Clinics will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Please note not all clinics are accessible for all people with disabilities due to the nature of the approaches and/or clinic topic. Here is more information on the accessibility of Smith Rock State Park.

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.

 

  • (SOLD OUT!) MULTI-PITCH SPORT CLIMBING with Max Tepfer, presented by CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment
    Due to the length and complexity of multi-pitch routes, you need to develop your anchor-building, problem solving and self-rescue skills before embarking on this kind of adventure. CAMP athlete, Max Tepfer, along with a Chockstone Climbing Guide, will guide you through the basics and work with individuals on how to move quickly and efficiently on multi-pitch sport terrain. Participants should expect to do some climbing but the majority of the class will be on the ground getting hands-on practice building anchors and practicing rescue scenarios.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Need to have sport leading experience.)

About Max: Max first started venturing into the hills around Oregon in high school and was completely addicted by college.  He soon began leading climbing and mountaineering courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School around the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions.  After college he also started teaching climbing as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon. The mountains and rocks of Oregon and Washington have taught him to love and cherish life in the hills and he’s taken those lessons all over North America, Europe, Chile, and Argentina.  Highlights include a free ascent of Zion’s Moonlight Buttress, climbing El Capitan’s Nose in a day, the Beckey-Chouinard in 5.5 hours, and establishing 5.13 at the Northwest’s premier crack climbing venue, Trout Creek. He loves nothing more than sharing that passion with other people who are excited about climbing and mountaineering.

  • (SOLD OUT!) CRACK CLIMBING: MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES with Blake Herrington, presented by CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment
    Fingers to elbows. Toes to knees. The most important skill for traditional climbing throughout the world is good crack climbing technique. Surprisingly, though Smith Rock is known as a sport climbing haven, there are also plenty of good cracks to climb! Join Blake Herrington and significantly up your game. This clinic covers taping technique, fist, finger, foot and leg jams, and body positioning for maximum efficiency crack climbing.

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels

About Blake: Professional climber and writer Blake Herrington has been a staple of the North Cascades climbing scene for many years. He has more than two dozen new routes and first free ascents in the Cascades, the Alaska Range, Colorado and Argentina. His writing has been featured in Alpinist, Climbing and Rock and Ice magazines as well as in newspapers like the Seattle Times. Blake has a deep knowledge of the Cascade Range. In 2016, he completed a new guidebook by sifting through that knowledge and picking out the gems. Blake’s full-color book, “Cascades Rock,” details 160 routes in the region and includes dozens of topos, interviews and photos.

  • (SOLD OUT!) EFFICIENT MULTI-PITCHING with Tommy Caldwell, presented by EDELRID
    Frustrated with taking too much time on long multi-pitch routes? Saving just a few minutes on each task along the way can mean the difference between an unplanned night on the rock, getting caught in bad weather, or simply getting back to camp for a good night's sleep. Increasing your speed and efficiency will allow for a whole new world of longer, more challenging climbs! We will practice a few techniques, but mostly we will just discuss scenarios. Don’t miss this chance to learn the tricks and techniques Tommy himself uses for going fast in the mountains so you can carry less and do bigger climbs.

PREREQUISITES: Intermediate to advanced trad climbers

About Tommy: Tommy Caldwell has established some of the hardest routes in the country and free climbed 12 routes on El Capitan in Yosemite. He believes difficult journeys, with little chance for success, teach him the most. This attitude is no better exemplified than by his by his first free ascent of Dawn Wall in January of 2015, and his first ascent of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia in February of 2014. He wrote a memoir, “The Push,” released in 2017, and in 2018 beat the speed record on the nose with Alex Honnold, coming in at under 2 hours! He is also a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and ambassador, conservationist and all-around great person. 

  • (SOLD OUT!) SELF-RESCUE: GRIGRI SAVES THE DAY! presented by The American Alpine Club
    In this clinic you’ll learn self-rescue skills every climber should know. Many improvised rescue curricula spend a large amount of time teaching complex improvisation skills: improvised ascension, improvised raising systems, improvised rappels. Instead, our Craggin Classic clinic will propose the GriGri as the centerpiece tool for small teams rescue. Meet the Grigri as pulley and progress capture. Meet the GriGri as an ascension tool. Meet the Grigri as a tandem rappelling tool. Meet the GriGri for leader rescue. It’s the one magical tool that you didn’t know you couldn’t live without.

PREREQUISITES: All climbers are welcomed to participate, and there will be something valuable for any student. Students more experienced with Multipitch climbing will have more context for the skills presented. Students who are already familiar with the use of GriGri for belaying a toprope and a leader will get to the rescue components more quickly. However, students who have never seen a GriGri before can still have a valuable experience in this clinic.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Basic climbing gear, including GriGri (if you own one), 4’ nylon sling or cordelette, prussic loop, and 2 or 3 locking carabiners.

  • (SOLD OUT!) TRAD IS RAD...FOR EVERYBODY, presented by The American Alpine Club
    Everybody should love trad. It’s not as scary as it everyone makes it seem. The biggest reason to learn trad is that trad climbs can be found at all difficulties. Try to find a 5.1 sport climb anywhere, but there are hundreds of 5.1 trad climbs. Trad climbs outnumber sport climbs on the lower half of the Yosemite Decimal System, so trad climbs are great places to learn to lead. In this clinic, we’ll teach real world skills to climb real world trad, but we’ll focus on grades that help you learn to place sound protection, manage a rope line, and route-find.

PREREQUISITES: Beginners and new sport climbers will get the most out of this clinic. More experienced traditional lead climbers might enjoy a refresher and feedback from the instructor, but this clinic focuses on introducing trad climbing to a newer audience. Some initial climbing and belaying experience is important. It’s hard to learn to lead anything without some basic top-roping experience.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Basic climbing gear. Ropes and trad Racks will be helpful but not required.

  • ADAPTIVE CLIMBING CLINIC with Maureen Beck, Jim Ewing & Oregon Adaptive Sports
    Adaptive climbing is a rapidly growing sport that offers individuals with disabilities a chance to use their bodies in a whole new way. This clinic is an opportunity to climb with other adaptive climbers and take your climbing to the next level. Whether your next step is improving technique, lead climbing, rappelling, learning the basics of outdoor climbing, projecting or honing in your adaptive setup - this clinic is for you! OAS will provide a variety of free, specialized gear and assistive practices including seat and chest harnesses, a mechanical advantage pulley system assistance, a prosthetic climbing foot, knee pads, assistive grip devices, and more. Limited to 8 participants.

PREREQUISITES: Prior climbing experience

About Oregon Adaptive Sports: OAS is a nonprofit operating out of Bend, Oregon that provides life-changing outdoor recreation experiences to individuals of all abilities. Their goal is to encourage people of all abilities to engage with the outdoors and to create a fully inclusive outdoor community.

  • (SOLD OUT!) INTRO TO TRAD CLIMBING presented by She Moves Mountains *WOMEN ONLY*
    Intro to Trad is the perfect clinic for climbers with little or no experience leading trad who are looking to begin the process of becoming proficient trad climbers. Whether you have goals to crush splitter cracks in Indian Creek or climb long moderate alpine routes, this clinic is a great place to start. The first half of the clinic will be taught on the ground where we will go over the difference between active and passive gear and when to use what, with plenty of opportunity to place gear and practice weighting it. We will then move to the rock where climbers will have the opportunity to mock-lead a trad route and have an instructor follow up to inspect the gear. Type of Climbing: Mock Leading (Top-roping while placing gear). This clinic is limited to those who identify as female. Our goal is to create and hold a safe and welcoming learning environment.

PREREQUISITES: Ability to safely top-rope belay and ability to top-rope 5.9 in the climbing gym. Bring whatever gear you have!

About She Moves Mountains: With a mission to create an educational space for women to realize their strengths through rock climbing Clinics, She Moves Mountains offers a variety of clinics providing opportunities for the complete beginner to the advanced climber.

  • (SOLD OUT!) INJURY PREVENTION & SELF-TREATMENT with Esther Smith, presented by Black Diamond
    Explore simple and effective self-treatment strategies to keep your body strong and healthy as the climbing mileage stacks up. You will learn techniques for recovery, mobility, and optimal movement mechanics that help us to manage and prevent injury both on and off the wall. Must be capable to climb, belay and lead with proficiency. Limited to 8 participants.

About Esther: Esther Smith, DPT, Cert. MDT is a Physical Therapist, a climber and the owner of Grassroots Physical Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT. She is the physical therapist for the Black Diamond Pro Climbing Team and many other climbing ambassadors. Esther also owns selftreatment.com, an ecommerce website that addresses common challenges like tennis and golfer's elbow, neck pain and low back pain with instructional videos.

  • BUILDING A BETTER BOULDERER with Mercedes Pollmeier, presented by Seattle Bouldering Project
    Join professional climbing athlete Mercedes Pollmeier and up your game on the stone. Bouldering has evolved into a completely separate climbing specialty that involves difficult moves, short bursts of strength, and intense concentration. Sign up for this clinic to develop and refine your bouldering skills and take your abilities to the next level. The focus will be on readying yourself for difficult projects, tactics, and execution. This clinic will make you a better boulderer.

PREREQUISITES: Some climbing experience

About Mercedes: Mercedes is a Strength and Conditioning coach out of Seattle, Washington. She has a Master’s degree in Human Movement and started working with climbers of all abilities, including elite level/competition climbers, in Colorado. Currently she works at the Seattle Bouldering Project with climbers and other athletes of all ability levels, and runs her own company, Modus Athletica. She has written articles for blogs, Climbing Magazine, Deadpoint Mag, The Mountaineers, and Women's Health, as well as a guide to movement training called Simple Strength.

  • (SOLD OUT!) INTRO TO SPORT CLIMBING with Crystal Hudelson
    Embark on your sport climbing journey! Develop a solid foundation in sport climbing techniques and aim for a variety of single pitch climbs. Learn about lead climbing equipment, what to do and not to do as a lead climber, lead belay techniques and instruction, and coiling a rope for packing or carrying.

PREREQUISITES: 5.9 top rope capability

About Crystal: Crystal is a climb night leader hosting POC (People of Color) climb nights at Stone Gardens in Bellevue, WA. She and her group make the world of climbing more accessible to the POC community. Crystal is an experienced climber with a heavy focus on sport leading outdoors. She enjoys sharing knowledge with other climbers so everyone can safely enjoy the sport of climbing.

  • TOP ROPE, BELAY, & ANCHOR SYSTEMS with Marcus Garcia, presented by Adidas
    There is a lot of complicated information out there about anchor systems. Learn to spot the good from the bad and see what is important in your system. In this clinic, Marcus will explain basic anchors system, what really matters in building anchors and keeping a team secure on climbs. Content will include basic top rope setup, basic sport climbing anchors, protecting the climber, protecting fixed anchors, anchoring the team to the wall and loads on the anchor.

PREREQUISITES: Some climbing experience

About Marcus: “Marcus Garcia might be the best climber you’ve never heard of.” — Rock and Ice Magazine. At 42 years old and from Durango, CO, Marcus is an all-around climber and has established over 200+ new routes, including everything from traditional, alpine, sport, and mixed climbing to big walls and desert towers. However, his biggest accomplishment and legacy is not how hard he can push himself, but what he passes on to the next generation of climbers as a coach and mentor. As lead coach for youth Team USA Ice Climbing, Marcus is helping develop the next generation of Olympic Caliber athletes.

  • (SOLD OUT!) INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TRAD CLIMBING with Brette Harrington, presented by Arc’teryx
    This is a clinic for traditional climbers to advance their skills and become more comfortable with traditional multi-pitch climbing. Participants must be proficient at belaying (top-rope and lead), tying-in and basic climbing techniques. In addition, they must be familiar with placing traditional protection and the concept of multi-pitch climbing. Participants should expect to do some climbing but the majority of the class will be on the ground getting hands-on practice building anchors, placing gear and practicing rescue scenarios.

PREREQUISITES: Experience leading trad

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Bring your trad rack if you have one

ABOUT BRETTE: Brette Harrington is an accomplished Arc’teryx athlete based in Lake Tahoe, CA and British Columbia, Canada. She is best known for the first free solo of 2,500-foot Chiaro di Luna (5.11a) in Patagonia, for her development of new alpine climbing routes, and as the titular star of Brette, a Reel Rock Film Tour short film.

  • (SOLD OUT!) ADVANCED SPORT CLIMBING with Jordan Cannon, presented by Arc’teryx
    This clinic is suited for the climber who already is leading comfortably on bolts and is looking to improve their technique to climb at the next grade. You will learn skills from a professional climber to improve your sport climbing technique on more difficult climbs and in more complex situations. Footwork, technique and mid climb resting to recuperate on longer pumpier routes will be some of the topics of discussion.

PREREQUISITES: None

ABOUT JORDAN: In the modern world of sport climbing and bouldering, Jordan stands out as a staunch traditionalist committed to the pursuit of adventure. With unending psych and an insatiable appetite for climbing, Jordan is constantly thinking of ways to "Go Big" and push his limits. Even though he specializes in long free-routes and big link-ups in Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra, Jordan still enjoys all styles of climbing... even pebble wrestling! (occasionally) ;)

  • GYM TO CRAG with Devon Derby, presented by Adidas
    Sign up for this clinic if you have spent time in the gym but are looking to learn the fundamentals of taking that knowledge to the outdoors. The skills covered in this clinic will be an introduction into top rope anchors, building anchors, knots and hitches, belaying and lowering and rappelling.

PREREQUISITES: This clinic is appropriate for any climber at any phase in their climbing. It is advised that participants have prior experience in the gym but it is not necessary.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Personal climbing equipment (helmet, harness, climbing shoes, belay hardware). Personal Items such as food, water, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, note taking tools. Appropriate apparel and footwear (clinics may require a short hike and will be conducted outdoors).

About Devo: I began climbing in 2009 after my college roommate introduced me to the sport. From there I attempted to excel in everything I could as fast as I could so that I could then turn around and teach everything I learned and knew. My currently trying to pursue my IFMGA status and intend on teaching as much as I can once I achieve that status. My passions are climbing, water sports, skiing and mentoring.

  • AFTER THE WHIP: PROVIDING AID TO THE INJURED CLIMBER with Longleaf Wilderness Medicine
    (9:00 AM - 12:00PM, FEE = $35*)

Have you ever had a partner get injured while climbing? Accidents happen. Learn how to respond to a hurt person at the crag or high on a multi-pitch climb. This clinic will focus on assessment, stabilization of common injuries, and making decisions about evacuation. We will also look at first aid kits for climbers and ways we can use the gear we already carry to provide first aid care.

PREREQUISITES: None

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Be prepared to be outside for the duration of the clinic. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for a shore hike, and bring gear you would typically have for a day at the crag, or in multi-pitch terrain. Have a pack, extra layer, harness and a couple of slings or cord. 

About Longleaf Wilderness Medicine: Featuring up-to-date information and evidence based treatment guidelines, LWM corses are designed to meet the needs of weekend warriors, rescue professionals, guides, first responders and anyone who spends time in locations where 9-1-1 response is more than one hour away. All LWM courses are taught by professional educators and experienced medical providers who will work to ensure that you leave class with the information and skills needed to respond with confidence.


WORKSHOPS:

  • MOVING FORWARD WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA, presented by Outdoor Research
    (Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:00PM, FREE)

As climbers there is a high chance we will experience loss. Facilitated by both a mental health professional and Marcus Garcia, professional athlete experienced with the topic, this clinic aims to create a professional and educational container to introduce grief, loss and trauma in climbing. All are welcome to participate and while there will be invitations for discussion and sharing, participants are also welcome to simply listen. At the end of the session there will be the option to climb together for the afternoon (not a guided activity).

*The AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund provides individual grants for counseling and is evolving the grief conversation through visibility and a network of accessible mental health services that understand grief, trauma AND climbing.



ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

EVENT HEADQUARTERS & ON-SITE CAMPING:
Join us at the Event and Camping grounds, located at 9025 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne, OR. All camping is included in your General Weekend Pass ticket.

PARKING:

  • You must have a Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic Parking Pass to park at the event site.

  • Spaces are limited.

  • One parking pass per vehicle.

  • We encourage carpooling, so before you register, find a carpooling buddy or two and then just one of you will need to purchase a parking pass (done through registration). To make carpooling plans, go to our Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic Carpooling Forum on Mountain Project!

  • Smith Rock park pass and State Park Pass cannot be used for parking at this event.

ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:

  • Redpoint Climbers Supply (registration location) is wheelchair accessible

  • The festival event site is a level but bumpy field. It is dirt and grass.

  • A wheel chair accessible porta potty will be available.

CHAIRS:
Bring them. Got extras? Bring those, too. Extra beers for he or she with the most ridiculous number of chairs brought! (Put your name on them!)

FOOD:
Saturday and Sunday breakfasts are included in your General Weekend Pass ticket (thanks to Climbers for Christ and Mountain Gear!). Food will be available for purchase on Friday & Saturday nights from “The Bob” (gluten free and vegetarian options available). All other food is on attendees to provide. Potable water will be available at the camp site.

DONATE GEAR TO SUPPORT THE AAC:
We've partnered with Rerouted Co-Op to give your used adventure gear a second life! Bring your used gear to the drop-off site at the Craggin' Classic. Rerouted Co-Op will re-sell it and proceeds go right back to the AAC to support conservation, education, and community. All adventure gear is accepted. You can donate your gear so more money goes back to the AAC or Rerouted will buy it off of you, and donate a portion of the proceeds back to the AAC. The choice is yours, but either way everyone's a winner!

DOGS:
Dogs are welcomed but discouraged. This is a loud and busy event. If you bring your dog they MUST be leashed AT ALL TIMES!

VOLUNTEERS:
We would love your help to make this event a success! If you would like to volunteer to help with setup the day before, parking and check-in the day of, and/or clean up and breakdown the day after, we'll have something special to offer you in thanks! Click HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

SPECIAL DEALS:
EDELRID and Red Point Climber’s Supply are teaming up to offer Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic registrants and volunteers 20% off all EDELRID products September 13-15. Show your registration wristband at the Redpoint checkout to receive your discount. NOTE: 20% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.


EVENT UPDATES:
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Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the Smith Rock Craggin' Classic, please contact Event Coordinator Sarah Wolfe at [email protected]


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Photos: AAC member Truc Allen Media