AAC's 2009 Craggin' Classic

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The American Alpine Club, with the help of the SLCA, has planned a full weekend of climbing and good times on October 9-11, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 the entire Spruces Campground in BCC ) and the parties - with live music and libations of choice - will go on late into the night. 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... Register Today!

Friday, October 9th

3-6pm: Registration open, venue open.

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.

3pm-12am: Located in the Log Cabin Lounge: Highland Games, Open Mike DJ, Poker Championships (this will run all weekend with the champions being announced on Sunday afternoon).

Saturday, October 10th

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

9am-5pm: CLIMBINGJoin us for Sessions with the Pros, a fun day at the SLC crags with renowned professional climbers Lynn Hill, 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).

4-6pm: Yoga.

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

5-9pm: 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 and Service Project Day with SLCA.

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