SMITH ROCK CRAGGIN' CLASSIC

SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017

Ah, homecomings. Is there anything more sweet? The American Alpine Club, CAMP USA, and Red Point Climber's Supply are proud to announce the return of the Craggin' Classic Series to Smith Rock!

Home, sweet home, at last.

Back in Oregon at historic Smith Rock State Park this September 15th to 17th, the 2017 event will feature films, slideshows, clinics, parties, community and local stewardship and conservation projects all in celebration of the Pacific Northwest's climbing and climbers!

With a full lineup of climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides, there's no way you won't enhance your game. Add to that a very special presentation (and clinic) from climbing legend and Eldelrid athlete Tommy Caldwell. Also enjoy plenty of local beer all weekend long from Silver Moon Brewing Co., local food vendors, silent auctions and raffles with incredible deals on top-end gear, a special guest appearance and art workshop by radical-outdoor-artist Jeremy Collins, and a Sunday Volunteer Breakfast followed by trail work with Mazamas and Oregon State Parks. This is seriously a weekend not to be missed! Seriously. 

Oh yeah, and our new event venue puts camping, parking, partying, and climbing--though not necessarily in that order--all within close walking distance to the Park! So, carpool on out to Smith, throw some high-fives, do some climbing, drink and eat up, meet some new friends, feel warm and fuzzy. (In that order.)


REGISTRATION:

*Registration is currently closed, but will open on 7/17/17 (dang, that's a lot of 7's). 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: $40
Includes: Event entrance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including access to all entertainment; On-site camping Friday and Saturday nights; AAC trucker hat and event cup; beer for those 21+; and breakfast from our good friends at Solid Rock Climbers for Christ. 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 car and carpooling is better for the environment. 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!

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 16th 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 15th

  • 5:00 PM: Participant Check-In at Red Point Climber's Supply
    Participants must check in at Redpoint Climber's Supply, located at 8222 N Hwy 97 Ste 101 Terrebonne, OR. This is conveniently en route to the Event Headquarters & Camping, located at 9025 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne, OR. 
     
  • 8:00 PM: Tommy Caldwell Slideshow
    Let's give a warm round applause for climbing legend Tommy Caldwell. If you've been living under a rock on the moon for the last 20 years, he's the first person to free climb Dawn Wall in Yosemite, easily the worlds most difficult multi-pitch bigwall free climb.. and he's one of a very, very small handful to ever free climb the Nose.. and the famous survivor of a Kyrgyzstani kidnapping.. not to mention the first ascensionist of some of the world's most difficult climbing routes. Enough to say he's one of the greatest climbers of all time. And he's a damn nice fella, too. Bring a camp chair if you've got one!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th

  • 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 the professional climbing athletes and local climbing guides at Chockstone 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 show up 15-20 minutes early, ready to go, at the
    Smith Rock State Park yurt on Smith Rock Loop. See below for clinic descriptions and details.
     
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Jeremy Collins Walk & Draw Half-Day Clinic 1
    See details below.
     
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Jeremy Collins Walk & Draw Half-Day Clinic 2
    See details below.
  • 4:00 PM: Pre-Party Yoga with Dawn from Redpoint Climber's Supply
    Wind down your day of climbing with some stretching and relaxing before revving it back up for the Smith Rock Social!

  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Climber Celebration Party with Silver Moon Brewing Co.
    Pour the beers, friend! Join the tribe for a Climber Celebration Party that ain't to be missed. Featuring (free!) local beer from Silver Moon Brewing Co., local food trucks slinging the tastiest of the tasty, free swag and gear handouts, a silent auction and raffle featuring amazing deals on top end gear, games, music, and vendor village. Additionally, Bend Rock Gym will host a special slew of games including Smith Rock Sumo, Rack & Pack Comp, and other crazy shenanigans. Grab a brewski and howl at the moon!
     
  • 10:00 PM: Quiet Time
    Gotta respect the neighbors if we want to keep hosting this Smith Rock event!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

  • 8:30 AM: Volunteer Breakfast presented by Solid Rock Climbers for Christ
    Rally the crew in the morning for a free volunteer pancake breakfast hosted by our friends at Solid Rock Climber's for Christ.  Enjoy local coffee provided by Red Point Climber Supply!
     
  • 9:00 AM: Stewardship Project at Smith Rock State Park with Mazamas
    With your belly full, sign up for a half-day of givin' back to the well-being of Smith Rock State Park, a renowned climbing destination. Hosted by our good friends, the Mazamas. Please meet at the Smith Rock Yurt on Smith Rock Loop.

CLINIC OFFERINGS:

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

Clinics for the Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic will be held on Saturday, September 16th 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.

Jeremy Collins is leading two, identical 1/2 day clinics. The first begins at 9:00am, the second at 12:30pm. Each clinic is $35. See below for more details.

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.

  • Big Walls, Big Planning with Tommy Caldwell, presented by Edelrid
    Details TBA.

    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 has just released a memoir, “The Push,” and has been touring it around the country.
     
  • Efficient Multi-pitch Transitions with Graham Zimmerman, presented by Outdoor Research
    Details TBA. Prerequisites: Clinic participants should be comfortable and confidant lead climbers and lead belayers.

    About Graham: Graham Zimmerman was born in New Zealand raised in the Northwest. After being exposed to alpine terrain in the Cascades he moved back to NZ where he cut his teeth in the Southern Alps and became a strong part of the Kiwi climbing community. An experienced alpinist,  his expeditions have taken him from Alaska to Patagonia to Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and all over the lower 48 and Canada, where he has established numerous new routes on rock, ice and snow. He was also a finalist for the coveted Piolet d’Or. Graham's clinic is additionally presented by Petzl.

  • Walk & Draw Adventure with Jeremy Collins
    Join the Meridian Line owner, climber, author, filmmaker and inexhaustible artist Jeremy Collins to draw riverside. Jeremy will share his philosophy of on-location art creation and offer open discussion for the professional, casual or recreational artist. Bring your own art supplies.

    Two time options are available:
    Session 1: 9-11:30am ($35)
    Session 2: 12:30-3pm ($35)

    Equipment Needed: Sketchpad, drawing/painting tool(s), hiking shoes/boots, lunch/calories, hydration, appropriate clothing for the elements.

    About Jeremy: As an illustrator, story teller, film director, and exploratory rock climber, Jeremy Collins' repertoire is vast. His illustrative art has been featured in more than 150 climbing magazines and in numerous how-to books. He has helped raise thousands of dollars for various causes and non-profits including pediatric brain cancer research, The Access Fund, American Alpine Club, Habitat For Humanity, Causecentric andwater.org. He is an award-winning filmmaker, and, on the rock, Jeremy has pioneered more than 300 new routes in the United States and established notable first ascents in Argentina, Venezuela, Canada, and China. Jeremy's clinic is presented by Keen.

  • ADDITIONAL CLINICS TBA..

     


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:
Parking passes may be purchased during registration for $5 per vehicle, however we are only issuing 170 total parking passes.. so carpooling is encouraged (and appreciated)!

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:
A Saturday breakfast is included in your General Weekend Pass ticket. Sunday breakfast is included for those participating in the volunteer stewardship projects. Food trucks will be available on Saturday night. All other grubbing is on you to provide. Potable water will be available at the camp site.

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! Please contact Event Coordinator Sarah Wolfe at [email protected]


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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2017 Smith Rock Craggin' Classic is presented by:


Photos: AAC member Truc Allen Media