AAC Rock Climbing Fest: CRAGGIN CLASSIC @ Cathedral Ledge, NH - Sept 13-15

Americian Alpine Club "AAC" Climbing Fest

Friday -- Sunday

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Cathedral Fest: Northeast Region Craggin' Classic: North Conway, NH

September 13 - 15 2013

 

Link to AAC Info:

http://americanalpineclub.org/p/craggin-classic##northeast

 

Important!!! Joining this Meetup does not give you a ticket to attend the Fest with the AAC. You must acquire that on your own through the AAC Website...

Also: In the "Note Field"  Type out " Meetup - Mountaineer Member ".. So then can have us all grouped together while tenting...

 

The 2nd Annual Cathedral Ledge Craggin Classic -- September 13 - 15.

A weekend of climbing, clinics, yoga, slide shows, conservation projects, live music, and a yankee-style AAC pig roast.

Climbing Areas: Cathedral Ledge and Whitehorse Ledge

Event Headquarters: Glen Ellis Campground (10 minutes from Cathedral Ledge)

Camping / Lodging: Glen Ellis Campground (tent space for Friday and Saturday night included in All-Weekend Pass ($48). All campers need a Weekend Pass, but kids under 17 camp for free so just get tickets to the evening events for them. For evening events: kids under 12 are free!

Event Details:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

- Friday night pig roast reception: pig roast dinner, beer, dessert, live music, silent auction -- 4:00-9:00 pm -- $15: Tickets sold here, also available first come/first serve at the door -- Glen Ellis Campground

- Climbers’ camping at the Glen Ellis Campground (reserve your spot with the All Weekend Pass)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

- Morning climbers’ yoga at the campground -- 8:00-9:00 am – FREE

- Gear demo & vendor village (Glen Ellis Campground) – 8:00-10:00 am - FREE

- Skills clinics – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm -- $75 -- meet at the Glen Ellis Campground; make reservations here

- Saturday night burrito dinner & slide shows: burrito, beer, raffle, slide shows by Madaleine Sorkin (big-wall free climbing in Yosemite and Kyrgyzstan) and John Bragg (rock climbing in the 1970s): $15:  Tickets sold here, also available first come/first serve at the door -- Glen Ellis Campground

- Climbers’ camping at the Glen Ellis Campground (reserve your spot with the All Weekend Pass)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

- Morning climbers’ yoga at the campground – 8:00-9:00 am – FREE

- Gear demo & vendor village – 8:00-10:00 am -- Glen Ellis Campground

- FREE - Skills clinics – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm -- $75 -- meet at the Glen Ellis Campground; make reservations here

 

ABOUT SKILLS CLINICS

We will run all of our clinics rain or shine. All of our skills clinics are group clinics taught by professional guides. Most groups will have 4-8 participants. We reserve the right to cancel clinics if we have less than 4 people signed up.

Saturday Clinics (8:30am-2pm):

· Self-rescue (All levels)

· Trad protection and anchors (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Crack climbing techniques (Intermediate/Advanced) -- learn footwork and jamming techniques for various crack sizes at the Barber Wall or the North End

· Trad climbing techniques (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Women's trad climbing clinic (All levels)

· Multi-pitch systems (Intermediate/Advanced) (Ground school and top-rope setting to teach about efficient multi-pitch anchoring, belaying, and transition techniques).

 

Sunday Clinics (8:30am-2pm):

· Self-rescue (All levels)

· Trad protection and anchors (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Crack climbing techniques (Intermediate/Advanced)

· Trad climbing techniques (Beginner/Intermediate)

· Women's trad climbing clinic (All levels)

· Multi-pitch systems (Intermediate/Advanced) (Ground school and top-rope setting to teach about efficient multi-pitch anchoring, belaying, and transition techniques).

 

 

The Team's:Everyone Gets Wait Listed..!

As always the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle & the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!

For each lead climber we need one experienced belayer and then we can add one newbie climber/Follower.

Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum has climbed indoors and has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required & that the Belayer is willing to show that Newbie the how too clean gear and climb past challenges on the route.  Both the leader and the Belayer assist the Newbie/Follower and keep a eye out for their lack of knowledge.

Sign up...  First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.

 

Climbing Guide Book Of Area: You will need! If your planning on climbing on one of our climbing teams!!

North Conway Rock Climbs, By Jerry Handren  2012


Team List,Link:

TBA


Gear:

On top of Good Attitude!!! You must have a helmet to climb.

1- Lead Climber w/Full rock rack ( or ) materials to set up top-rope.

Belayer and Follower should at a minimum have the basics. If you don't have any of the basic's it could mean you will not be able to join in on this Meetup.

Look to the gear list listed at our group page.

Click  "More"

Click  "Files"

Click  "Gear List - Rock Climbing (Follower)"

 


Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…

 

 

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  • Jay B.

    So, Awesome-ness! Seeing all you out climbing.. AAC put on such a great event. Want to put out a special Thank You! to all those other members who didn't sign up. But yet still willing to take on a extra new climber on your roped teams with friends climbing this past weekend.. Thank you for sharing your time outside.. So many new faces and had a blast Organizing this trip...

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Sonia

    Thanks to everyone for making it such a great weekend (especially to the organizers/leaders)! Looking forward to more climbing/hiking in the future!

    September 16, 2013

  • Tinita

    Thank you Jay for the organizing and lead climbing! it was an great experience, looking forward to do it again in the near future . Jay you awesome!

    September 16, 2013

  • Robrrt D. S.

    Sweet trip! Thanks to Jay for organizing and to Jeff for leading a great group of hikers!!

    September 16, 2013

  • John

    I also look forward to all the photos once they are posted!

    September 16, 2013

  • John

    Thanks Jay for organizing a fun wkd. I missed the multi-pitch climb. But next I'll try.

    September 16, 2013

  • Noelle

    Oops, somehow my thanks to Jay got posted way down. Great weekend everyone!

    September 15, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Rolling out to the fest.... 3.45pm Likely getting in about dusk 7-8pm.. Any one there first let me know otherwise I will pick out the best spot I can find... Cheers...

    September 13, 2013

    • Noelle

      Jay, thanks for all the set ups, belays & organizing for the group. Had a blast & it was great to meet everyone!

      September 15, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Burritos are being served

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Emilia

    Hi Jay, Noelle & I are near you (we think). Silver station wagon, blue & cream tent right behind a picnic table. We'll try to find you at breakfast.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Jay B.

    From jeff Not getting signal for meetup posting. If you drive into the campground the AAC folks are sited to camp down the road past the meeting hall where the activities are, past the swimming pool and bathhouse, a dirt road heads right between two grassy fields, we're on the left side against the treeline. We spaced the car and two tents out to hold down soke area but so far not too many people are here. Rock on

    September 13, 2013

  • Sonia

    Does anyone happen to have tent space for one more person for Friday night? Thanks!

    September 12, 2013

    • Sonia

      Oh thanks! I ended up just renting one, so I'll be all set. Thanks again though!

      September 12, 2013

    • Tinita

      Sonia, do you want to share the camp site Friday night if u there's space for one more tent? I am not climbing Friday but will be there at night then join the climb Sat. Let me know! Thanks!

      September 12, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Posting this on behave of Chris from Somerville ---> I am thinking of heading up to Conway for Craggin' Fest... but would like to carpool if possible. I may be able to use a car, but am not sure...

    September 12, 2013

    • John

      Send me an email tonight with ur number. I'm leaving tomorrow from Cambridge around 3pm

      September 12, 2013

  • Candice C.

    I'm going to be running late. Probably get there around 8pm. Hope that's ok!

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Casey S

    Sorry for cancelling last minute but I'm back at school and the time isn't there.

    September 12, 2013

  • Jay B.

    As a base timeline Breakfast is at 7am Climbing is 9am and everyone wants to be back to the Campground for the AAC fun by 4pm on Friday and Sat.. So that means start getting off the mountain at 3pm.. its sounds early but your night will be packed with other kinds of fun.. Your also playing with Jay.. so, don't forget the two most important things a good attitude and a " Headlamp"...!!!!

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Here is the FYI!
    I will be grabbing camping spot early on Friday morning. I hope! Will posted here once I have & maybe a site number?
    I will definitely have a Meetup Sign posted on a stick in front of our tent space we pick.. So, look for the Meetup Logo...

    That will be the absolute meeting spot for our group members at the fest.. Remember, Bring a folding chair.. I am sure there is a campfire or two. Tent, Sleeping pad, Sleeping bag, and pillow. Some toiletries with TP might be a really good idea. Couple gallons of water and snacks. I think everything else with some "cash" will be easy to get. There is a stores and eating places within walking distance away.
    Weather 72 as a high and 45 as a low.. So bring some fleece and a hat.

    September 12, 2013

  • Luke V

    Hello, so Im new to this group and happy to be on board! This event looks cool but Im wondering if anything at this is suitable to a total beginner?

    September 11, 2013

  • Debra

    +2

    September 10, 2013

  • Gustave R.

    Hi everyone. I would love to come, but I'm new to Boston and a student so I'm lacking a sleeping bag and car. Is there any chance I could borrow a sleeping bag/pad from someone and catch a ride?
    Thanks!
    Gus

    September 8, 2013

    • John

      Sure Gus we carpool send me an email on here with ur mobile phone details so can ring you.

      September 9, 2013

  • John

    I'm driving up on Friday. Anyone wanner carpool?

    September 8, 2013

  • Lovena (Lovey) H.

    I've signed up for a clinic. Is this meetup separate from the clinics? TIA

    September 1, 2013

    • Emilia

      Never mind, found it!

      September 4, 2013

    • Lovena (Lovey) H.

      Thanks for getting back to me on this Jay.

      September 7, 2013

  • Noelle

    Just registered with a friend for Craggin' Climb. Hey Kari - this photo look familiar : )

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Kari P.

      Woohoo!!! I'll definitely see you roaming around. I'm staying in a house with friends and not sure exactly what I'll be doing during the day (climbing, but not sure what or where exactly), but I'll be at the evening events for sure.

      September 7, 2013

  • Jay B.

    New & Info just in from the AAC Fest check out this link...!!!!

    http://inclined.americanalpinec...­

    September 3, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Remember folks this Meetup is for mostly social and tenting at night over the fest.. I have posted Meetups for each of the climbing days if your looking to climb on a team created with our members for trad or top-rope. There is one for each day of three fest days. Knowing not all folks are there for the three days.. So you can sign up just for the day you are planning on being in the valley to climb..

    September 3, 2013

  • Candice C.

    New to the area and havent climbed for a bit. Have some rust to kick off. Have experience in top rope, some lead climbing, and alpine climbing. Have all basic materials, plus rope, and all top rope material.

    August 16, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Hey candice there is other Meetups posted for peeps looking to be paired up on climbing teams sign up for the day your looking to attend.. let me know if you have questions...

      September 3, 2013

  • Noelle

    The climbing teams will be top roping or trad?

    August 31, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Noelle As we get closer we will hopfully have a top-rope organizer for somewhere in the Valley.. I have posted other Meetups for climbing each day Fri Sat & Sun If you want to get on a team you should join that meetup for only the days your planning on being in the valley... Let me know if youn have more questions..

      September 3, 2013

  • Kari P.

    Heck yea! Not sure if buddies are mine are coming with, so would love to maybe climb with some others.

    August 11, 2013

  • Rhonda Hendry O.

    Not able to stay overnight for the full weekend, but I definitely want in for some of this

    August 8, 2013

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