2009 Craggin’ Classic: October 9-11

American Alpine Club Events - Craggin' Classic 2009

Craggin’ Classic 2009

When: Oct 9, 2009 – Oct 11, 2009

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

Pre Register by Friday, October 2nd:

You’ve been hearing rumblings about this for the last couple of months. We’re psyched to unveil the packed schedule of events. The American Alpine Club, with the help of the SLCA, are planning a full weekend of climbing and good times. Plan on spending the days climbing and hanging out in the Wasatch with old and new friends. Camping is part of the deal (we’ve reserved groupsites at Spruces Campground in BCC ) and the parties – with live music and libations of choice – will go on late into the night at Brighton’s Milly Chalet. This is sure to be the biggest climber party Salt Lake has ever seen – think Avalanche Center fundraiser or those Pusher parties from back in the day on steroids

Friday, October 9th

3-6pm: Registration open at Spruces Campground

6pm: Venue open at Brighton’s Milly Chalet.

6pm: Uinta Brewing Company kegs tapped and Redwood Creek wine tasting.

7pm:  Petzl and Mountain Khakis-sponsored Tandoor Grill dinner served by SLCA members and Petzl athletes.

8pm: Introductions by the AAC and SLCA. Slideshows to follow: Steve House , Andrew Burr and Brian Smoot.

Saturday, October 10th

8-9am: Tulie Bakery breakfast sponsored by The North Face at Spruces Camprground.

9am-5pm: CLIMBING
Join us for Sessions with the Pros, sponsored by Utah Mountain Adventures, a permit-holder on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. A fun day at the SLC crags with renowned professional climbers Steve House, Cedar Wright, Caroline George, Jasmin Caton, Kate Rutherford, Mikey Shaefer, Kitty Calhoun, Nancy Feagin and Jim Donini. The pros will host a handful of eclectic sessions sure to boost your skills, including:
•Sport Climbing for Boulderers
•Trad Climbing for Sport Climbers
•Bouldering for Weaklings
•Ice Climbing for Climbers Who Are Not Old Or Out Of Shape
•Donini’s Old Man’s Guide To Climbing 5.12 (unofficially sponsored by the AARP ).
•Locals Only Tours led by an all-star cast of SLC underground super locals who know every nook, cranny and crimp in the Wasatch (ever wonder where those secret spots, pimper bouldering circuits, five-star routes and no-star routes are in the canyons? Follow the locs, they know).

4-5pm: Yoga at Spruces Campground.

5pm: Venue open at Brighton’s Milly Chalet.

5pm: Uinta Brewing Company kegs tapped and Redwood Creek wine tasting.

5-8pm: Silent Auction.

5-9pm: AAC Taco Cart Abierto.

Black Diamond Party
Live music by Black Diamond’s own Use As Is and SLC’s Tolchock Trio.

Sunday, October 11

9am-4pm: AAC N. Rockies Section-sponsored breakfast served at Spruces Campground. Service Project Day with SLCA.

7-11pm: Film Festival featuring Renan Ozturk film, Samsara, and Billiard Championships at Brewvies.

Register Now!

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