Americian Alpine Club "AAC" Climbing Fest Friday, Saturday, Sunday
*** This Meetup is only for " Friday " ***
Look for other days posted....
Our Meetup's RSVP's are now open.!!!
Cathedral Rock Climbing Fest:
Northeast Region Craggin' Classic: North Conway, NH
September 12 -[masked]
Link to AAC Info:
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... Follow the link above to get your ticket...!!!!
Also: In the "Note Field" Type out " Meetup - Mountaineer Member ".. So then can have us all grouped together while tenting... Our camping will be in a large field. Look for us along the far end of the wood line of the feild.. If you roll in Friday night late. I will post a Meetup Sign on a wooden stick. Hang out at a the campfire...
Site Map Link: http://www.glenelliscampground.com/campground-site-map.html
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 12
Check-in, registration, set up camp
Yankee Pig Roast Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Music!
Come out and enjoy a pig roast dinner, bid on some great auction items, and enjoy live music (band TBD). Tickets for the evening activities are $15, or included in the Weekend Pass. They are available online or at the door.
- Climbers’ camping at the Glen Ellis Campground (reserve your spot with the All Weekend Pass)
Questions? Or would like to help by being a volunteer? Please contact Jenn Flemming
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.
Members receive 20% off clinics! Apply your code at checkout. Access your code HERE.
Clinics Offered: on Saturday and Sunday are
Intermediate/Advanced Crack Climbing Skills,
taught by guide and pro athlete for The North Face
: jamming techniques and footwork training aimed at intermediate to advanced climbers (able to follow 5.9 or harder).
Beginner Trad Climbing Skills, taught by guide and pro athlete for Outdoor Research Bayard Russell: learn the best techniques for granite trad climbing, aimed at beginner to intermediate climbers.
Trad Anchors and Protection, taught by local legend and guide Kurt Winkler: aimed at beginner to intermediate climbers who want to learn all about trad gear and building bomber anchors.
Women's Trad Climbing Clinic, taught by local pro climbers Majka Burhardt and Janet Wilkinson: join an all-women's group to work on trad climbing skills; all levels welcome.
"Saturday Only" - Multi-Pitch Systems, taught by the professional guides at International Mountain Climbing School: aimed at intermediate to advanced climbers who want to learn techniques for efficient multi-pitch anchoring, belaying, and transitions.
Huge Days with a Light Rack, taught by pro climber Scott Bennet. Learn how to climb more pitches in less time. To be an expert in this field, one must operate at a high level not only in the psych department, but also in the area of efficiency. This clinic will cover the basics of making the transition from the single-pitch to the multi-pitch environment with a particular focus on the gear, systems, strategies and tactics that contribute to maximizing multi-pitch days.
"Sunday Only" - Fast & Light Alpinism, taught by the wonderful experts at CAMP equipment, Jesse Mattner and Nate Smith.
This is an intensive clinic designed to help climbers and alpinists push their limits in order to accomplish bigger objectives in less time. The light & fast ethic and style has been pushed to extremes in recent years with speed ascents of the Eiger, done-in-a-day pushes on Himalayan Peaks, and unimaginable link-ups in Yosemite Valley. While these examples show what a light & fast approach can accomplish, they do not help us understand the more important underlying benefits of this approach. These are benefits, skills and strategies that can be applied in every area of our climbing and alpinism. The clinic is designed to isolate and develop these more immediate benefits of the light & fast mentality with a focus on the skills and strategies that help us realize these benefits in the context of our own objectives. Over the course of two days, the clinic will cover everything from mindset to training to skills to gear. Day one will focus on the learning and day two will focus on the application. Participants should choose to attend both days to maximize their experience, but can also choose to only participate in Day 1.
The Meetup Self Guided 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
Climbing Team List, Link:
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 "Gear List - Rock Climbing (Follower)"
Waiver: Read !!!
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.