SMITH ROCK CRAGGIN' CLASSIC

SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2018

The American Alpine Club, CAMP Technical Adventure Gear, and EDELRID are now proud to bring you Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic 2018!

In Oregon at historic Smith Rock State Park this September 14 -16, the 2018 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, you're sure to find a clinic right for you. New this year, we are hosting Adventure Film Fest, featuring gritty and inspiring adventure films. Enjoy plenty of local beer from Silver Moon Brewing Co. and local food trucks, a silent auction and raffle, with incredible deals on top-end gear. Additionally, we hope you join us for REPRESENT—a discussion exploring diversity and inclusion in the climbing community, a FREE Saturday morning pancake breakfast provided by Solid Rock Climbers for Christ, and trail work with the Smith Rock Group,  Mazamas, and Oregon State Parks. 

Our event venue puts camping, parking, partying, and climbing—though not necessarily in that order—all within close walking distance to the Park. 


REGISTRATION:

**The Smith Craggin’ Classic is SOLD OUT!**

GENERAL WEEKEND PASS: $40
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 trucker hat and Klean Kanteen pint with custom Smith artwork; beer for those 21+; and a Saturday morning pancake 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 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 15% discount upon registration checkout.

***Stay up to date on event happenings by following along on Facebook, here.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

  • 5:00 PM – Closing: Silver Moon Brewing Pre-Funk Climbers Social (Bend)
    All climbers, whether attending Smith Craggin’ or not, are invited to swing by Silver Moon (our beer sponsor for Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic) for climbing porn on all screens, great people, and amazing beer. 24 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97703. There’s parking around the back at Hill St & Kearney Ave!

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

  • 3:00 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 - 10:00 PM: Vibram Sole Factor will be onsite upgrading & resoling your shoes! Bring an extra pair of your approach shoes, hiking boots, Chaco sandals or sneakers to the Sole Factor van & Vibram will resole your shoes for a donation fee of $25. All donations benefit The American Alpine Club. Sole Factor is first come first serve so try to get there early!

  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Adventure Film Festival, presented by Redpoint Climbing Supply
    Enjoy selections from this nationally touring film festival to kick off Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic 2018! Adventurers, artists, filmmakers and activists created and run this festival because they believe in the power of the story, especially the narrative of adventure and awakening to change and challenge the world we live in. This international team is committed to mobilizing people through powerful art, adventure, activism, inspiration and awareness of the world around us. Adventure Film is rooted in the concept of “Making your own legends,” thus empowering each of us to create positive change in our world.

  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM: Slide Show - A Corsica Adventure with Delaney Miller, presented by Sterling Ropes
    After a decade as a competition climber and a gym rat, Delaney took her first major outdoor climbing trip to Corsica with Ben Rueck. Based on her success on plastic, she went there with high expectations. Despite her confidence, nothing in the trip came easy and it turned out to be a lesson in humility. Listen as Delaney recounts her experiences and shares the lessons she learned.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

  • 7:00 - 8:00 AM – Simple Sunrise Yoga with Redpoint Climbers Supply
    Start your day phenomenally with our gentle morning practice of sun salutations (warm-ups), pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (yoga postures), and relaxation. Through grounding, centering, and cultivating introspection, this simple daily practice will expand your body and mind to help you find greater peace throughout the day. This class is a gentle introduction to yoga and is welcoming to yogis of all levels.

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Free Pancake Breakfast with Solid Rock 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 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.

Register for the Craggin' Classic and Clinics here.

  • Smith Climbing History Walking Tours w/ 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 - 10:00 PM: Vibram Sole Factor will be onsite upgrading & resoling your shoes! Bring an extra pair of your approach shoes, hiking boots, Chaco sandals or sneakers to the Sole Factor van & Vibram will resole your shoes for a donation fee of $25. All donations benefit The American Alpine Club. Sole Factor is first come first serve so try to get there early!

  • 4:00 PM: Pre-Party Yoga Session with Olivia Hsu
    Wind down your day of climbing with some stretching and relaxing before revving it back up for the Smith Rock Social! Limber up, friends! Taught by Sterling Rope athlete Olivia Hsu.

About Olivia: First a world-class climber and then a yogi, Olivia Hsu began yoga as part of her curiosity with the art of movement and has maintained a dedicated practice ever since. She underwent in-depth studies of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition through a traditional apprenticeship several years, and continued her studies with Richard Freeman after moving to Boulder, CO in 2006. Her teachings draw from the knowledge of her own experience as a teacher and as a practitioner, making yoga both accessible and non-intimidating to her students. Olivia’s interest lies in cultivating mindfulness that flows from a focused and continuous asana practice. Her teaching style comprises intuitive hands-on adjustments, energetic alignment, and awakening the internal awareness to the self. Olivia feels blessed for her many wonderful teachers and hopes to cultivate a similar appreciation of yoga for her students. 

  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Smith Rock Social w/ Silver Moon Brewing Co.
    Pour the beers, friend! Join us for a Climber Celebration Party that ain't to be missed. Featuring (free!) local beer from Silver Moon Brewing Co., local food trucks BetaBites and F-Bomb Burritos slinging the tastiest of the tasty, free swag and gear handouts, a silent auction and raffle featuring amazing deals on top end gear, a Helmet Salon with AAC & EDELRID, a Dyno Comp hosted by Bend Rock Gym, sponsors and non-profits, and more. Grab a brewski and howl at the moon!

  • 4:00 PM until supplies run out: EDELRID Mega-Jul Trade-Off
    First 25 attendees who bring their current ATC to the EDELRID booth and mention code-word “Safer Belay” will get to trade their ATC for a free, brand-spankin’-new, MegaJul or Jul2! EDELRID is seeking to promote safety in the industry and reduce belay-related accidents in climbing.

  • 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM: 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 over 60 awesome auction items, with starting bids as low as $45! Cash or credit / debit. (You must be present for your winning bid to apply).

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: REPRESENT: Inclusion & Equality in Climbing
    It’s true that climbing is largely a white male sport, but climbing organizations and companies around the country are working to thoughtfully address this imbalance. The American Alpine Club is one of them. In this panel discussion we seek to explore topics of inclusion and equality in climbing with leaders from Natives Outdoors, Melanin Basecamp, Alpenglow Collective, Oregon Adaptive Sports and American Alpine Club. Please join us to learn more about helping create a more inclusive and diverse climbing community.

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Dyno Comp with Bend Rock Gym
    Join in on some friendly competition with this dyno comp for prizes!

  • 9:00 PM: RAFFLE
    We have some amazing prizes available in our raffle this year, so help support American Alpine Club by purchasing raffle tickets on site - 1 @ $2, 3 @ $5 or 10 for $10. Cash or credit / debit. (You have to be present to win.)

  • Time to Dance!
    End the night with rockin’ grooves. Wear yourself out for a good night’s sleep before heading into our Sunday Stewardship Session.

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

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

  • 9:00 AM: Stewardship Project at Smith Rock State Park
    With your belly full, sign up for a half-day of givin' back to the well-being of Smith Rock, our renowned climbing destination. Hosted by the Smith Rock Group, the Mazamas, Oregon State Parks and The Access Fund. Please meet at the Smith Rock Yurt on Smith Rock Loop. Supported by our friends at Klean Kanteen.

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM – Simple Sunrise Yoga with Redpoint Climbers Supply
    Start your day phenomenally with our gentle morning practice of sun salutations (warm-ups), pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (yoga postures), and relaxation. Through grounding, centering, and cultivating introspection, this simple daily practice will expand your body and mind to help you find greater peace throughout the day. This class is a gentle introduction to yoga and is welcoming to yogis of all levels.


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.

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.

 

  • HUGE DAYS WITH A LIGHT RACK with Max Tepfer, presented by CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment (SOLD OUT!)
    There are few things more fascinating or fulfilling than proficiently negotiating technical terrain on huge rock routes. Here, proficiency is the key … when everything we know and all the training we do comes together to create a very particular kind of accomplishment. This clinic is designed to explore the strategies and tactics involved in trying to improve our efficiency on big multi-pitch rock routes so we can ultimately move faster and climb higher. We will be studying the skills, the gear, and our objectives in order to distill this vast subject matter down to a digestible set of strategies and tactics that we can exercise in our regular climbing and training routines. The CAMP athletes teaching these clinics are absolute experts on the subject with bold first ascents around the world and numerous speed records across the United States from the Naked Edge in Eldorado Canyon to the Nose on El Capitan. See the clinic curriculum for more details.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate / Advanced

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.

  • ART OF THE PROJECT with Delaney Miller, presented by CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment (SOLD OUT!)
    The Art of the Project is a clinic for all levels of rock climbers designed to help them pursue harder routes. To develop the curriculum, we worked with CAMP athlete Dan Mirsky who credits his growth as a climber to learning and understanding the art of project. The curriculum is designed to put a structure behind projecting that can be used to dissect and accomplish our objectives. The clinic covers the physical and mental parts of the process from the perspective of athletes who have had to use these very tools to push their climbing to new levels.

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels

  • ADAPTIVE CLIMBING CLINIC with Oregon Adaptive Sports
    Adaptive climbing is a rapidly growing sport that offers individuals with diverse abilities 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.

  • ADVANCED SPORT LEAD with Chelsea Rude, presented by Adidas (SOLD OUT!)
    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 professional climber Chelsea Rude 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: Comfortable lead climbing and belaying

ABOUT CHELSEA: Chelsea grew up in Atlanta and started climbing at the age of 11. She quickly began competing and fell in love. She has won national titles and placed top 10 in World Cup competitions. Currently, she is pushing her limits in outdoor climbing. She climbed The Nose of El Cap at the age of 15 and the Direct NW Face of Half Dome at 16, and most recently has been pushing her grades sport climbing into the mid 5.14 range as well as becoming proficient on ice, trad, and aid climbing. She has coached youth US Climbing Teams and currently travels nationwide to teach clinics at gyms, universities and outdoor festivals and loves passing on her knowledge of climbing to others. 

  • INTRO TO SPORT CLIMBING with Anna Pfaff, presented by Petzl & She Moves Mountains WOMEN ONLY
    At the lead climbing clinic, we will teach the knowledge and skills required to lead sport climbing routes. We will begin our day with a thorough introduction to lead climbing before we begin climbing. In a full hour of on the ground instruction we will cover aspects like gear, safety, clipping, rope management, etc. At the crag we will set up top-ropes on routes from 5.7-5.10 and provide everyone the opportunity to mock-lead a climb. This allows each climber the opportunity to practice clipping the quickdraws and managing the rope from the security of a top rope.

PREREQUISITES: Some climbing experience

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.

About Anna: Growing up in Ohio, Anna Pfaff didn’t get a lot of exposure to the mountains. It wasn’t until she left to study nursing in Denver that she roped up for the first time, and it didn’t take long for her to catch the bug. Ever since then, she has spent most of her days traveling the world in search of big walls and remote alpine objectives the quench her thirst for adventure. From the Himalaya, to the Andes, to Newfoundland, Anna is in her zone when tackling mixed climbing routes in the furthest reaches of the backcountry.

  • BUILDING A BETTER BOULDERER with Jules Jimreivat, presented by Black Diamond (SOLD OUT!)
    Join professional climbing athlete Jules Jimreivat 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 Jules: Jules started climbing at the age of 7 and began competing in the youth scene shortly after that. In her adult life, her passion for real rock and adventure brought her to Salt Lake City where she has been coaching a competitive team of youths and climbing outside as much as possible.

  • SPORT CLIMBING with Olivia Hsu, presented by Sterling (SOLD OUT!)
    Join professional climber Olivia Hsu and 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 Olivia: Olivia started climbing at school in Australia. She joined the climbing club to meet people and managed to get to the top of a 5.10 on her first try when half the guys couldn’t complete it. She was instantly hooked. Now she’s a world-class climber and also a yogi. When she’s not climbing, she dedicates her spare time to yoga as part of her curiosity with the art of movement and has maintained a dedicated practice ever since.

  • INTRO TO TRADITIONAL CLIMBING with Shingo Ohkawa, presented by EDELRID (SOLD OUT!)
    Join Shingo Ohkawa and get serious about upping your game. This course will focus on placing traditional protection for both leading and anchor building.Shingo will coach you in gear selection/gear placement, racking systems, route selection, terrain assessment and cleaning. You will work through a progression, establishing solid judgment and understand the fundamental techniques and tools of lead climbing and gear placement. Curriculum will be presented with a balance of instruction and hands on practice.

PREREQUISITES: Some climbing experience

About Shingo: Shingo enjoys exploratory, adventure climbing of many different kinds, especially since he’s lived in Utah, with its endless variety of rock-types (alpine granite is his jam). Opening new routes both near and far from home keeps his passion for traditional climbing interesting and spontaneous, in a creative way.

  • CRACK CLIMBING: MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES with Brette Harrington, presented by Arc’Teryx (SOLD OUT!)
    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 Brette Harrington and significantly up your game. This clinic covers taping technique, fist, finger, foot and leg jams, and body positioning for maximum efficiency crack climbing.

PREREQUISITES: Some climbing experience

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 and for her development of new alpine climbing routes.  She has established multiple new routes from Alpine lines in the Canadian Rockies and Coast Mountains, to big wall climbs in Baffin Island up to 5.13. 

  • TOP ROPE, BELAY, & ANCHOR SYSTEMS with Marcus Garcia, presented by Adidas (SOLD OUT!)
    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.

  • KNOW THE ROPES, presented by The American Alpine Club (SOLD OUT!)
    AAC Education has been taking controversial climbing topics head on for the last 6 years. The most controversial topics in climbing tend to generate fervor because misinformation, dogma, and rigid problem-solving often characterize what we think we know about some of the most foundational skills in American climbing. These knowledge gaps often lead to accidents, but it’s not always the novice climber that gets hurt. Intermediate and advanced climbers also fall victim to knowledge gaps.

The Know the Ropes sampler is a clinic for any climber that wants to get off the Mountain Project forum and have a real hands-on myth-busting, set-the-record-straight, interactive educational session on the following topics: Belaying in single pitch and multipitch; Rappelling; Cleaning an anchor in a single pitch setting; Anchor building.

PREREQUISITES: This clinic is appropriate for any climber at any phase in their climbing.  If participants have prior experience with the clinic topics, the clinic can be more hands-on.  If not, the clinic still has informational value for those that might not yet be ready to practice in 5th class terrain.

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

  • IMPROVISED SELF-RESCUE, presented by The American Alpine Club (SOLD OUT!)
    Self-Rescue curricula rarely focus on the scenarios that actually routinely happen. Our clinic will spend less time focusing on unlikely scenarios like incapacitated climbers or leader-rescue and more time focusing on the awkward scenarios that every climber eventually experiences: Rope gets stuck when you try to pull it; Rope Drag is so severe the leader can’t move; I dropped my belay device; My rope doesn’t make it to the next rap station.

PREREQUISITES: This clinic has value for any climber at any phase in their climbing.  If participants to do not have traditional lead climbing experience or multi pitch climbing experience, the hands-on portions of the clinics will likely be limited to ground school.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Specific rescue tools (2 5mm nylon prussic loops or Sterling Hollowblocks, 2 48" slings, 2 7mm nylon cordellette, a mechanical assisted braking device, a tube style belay device with plaquette function like an ATC Guide or Reverso, 4 extra HMS style locking carabiners). Personal climbing equipment (helmet, harness, climbing shoes, belay hardware, lead climbing and anchor building tools). Personal Items such as food, water, sunscreen, bugspray, camera, note taking tools, etc. Appropriate apparel and footwear (clinics may require a short hike and will be conducted outdoors).

  • AFTER THE WHIP: PROVIDING AID TO THE INJURED CLIMBER with Longleaf Wilderness Medicine
    (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 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.


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)! 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. Meet up with other carpoolers, or offer up a ride to others, here.

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 breakfast is included in your General Weekend Pass ticket (thanks to Solid Rock Climbers for Christ!). Food will be available for purchase on Friday & Saturday nights from BetaBites and F-Bomb Burritos. All other grubbing is on you to provide. Potable water will be available at the camp site.

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

We're also taking sign ups for this year's stewardship project. More info to come soon on that.

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 on September 14th, 15th, and 16th. Show your registration wristband at the Redpoint checkout to receive your discount. NOTE: 20% discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.


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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