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AAC CRAGGIN’ CLASSIC: New River Gorge, West Virginia

September 22 @ 12:00 am - September 24 @ 12:00 am CDT

Rally to the New River Gorge! Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA in Fayetteville, West Virginia on September 22th- 24th for the 6th annual Craggin’ Classic in the New River Gorge!

This 3-day grassroots climbing festival celebrates the climbers and climbing of the Southeast. The weekend features climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, stewardship and conservation efforts, glow-stick dance parties, gear demos, food, films, music, free beer and whiskey (21+), games, free swag, bonfires, raffles, silent auctions and good times with great people!

We’re proud to host live music all weekend long with this years event featuring the Long Point String Band and That High Country Revival. And if that wasn’t enough, back by popular demand this year, our annual PIG ROAST! The festivities will take place at the AAC’s campground with clinics taught at nearby crags in the Gorge.

World class climbing combined with Southern hospitality, live music, dead pigs, and an after-party that will have you howling at the moon. It’s better than good. It’s supremely-awesome. See you at the New.


*Registration is currently closed, but will open on 7/31/17. Tickets are limited (more so than last year) and will sell out. Please check back later for more information. All details listed below are subject to change until registration is officially open.

Includes: Event entrance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including access to all entertainment; AAC trucker hat and event cup; beer for those 21+; Saturday night PIG ROAST; and Saturday and Sunday local breakfasts and coffee. Event ticket price does not include clinics or camping at the AAC’s NRG Campground. See below for more details.

There is a additional pass for camping at the AAC NRG Campground. Space is limited so first come first serve for up to 250 individual spaces. There is additional camping and lodging options at other grounds within the area. See below under “Additional Details” for more information. Best to book early. 

Up your game with an array of climbing clinics taught by professional climbing athletes and local guides. All clinics run Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00am to 4:00pm. See below for clinic descriptions and details.

*Current AAC members will receive a 10% discount upon registration checkout.


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