Craggin' Classic at Smith Rock

by Adam Baylor, photos by Alicia Imbody

The annual Craggin’ Classic at Smith Rock State Park took place on October 12th and 13th with support from the Mazamas and its dedicated volunteers.

The event is hosted by the American Alpine Club and consists of climbing clinics, a 10-hour Crush Fest competition, Burma Road Viking Run, Mazama-sponsored breakfast, dinner at Terrebonne Depot, an outdoor showing of the Reel Rock 8 film, vendor village and a stewardship project.

The Mazama-sponsored breakfast on Sunday was made possible by two dedicated volunteers in particular, Alicia Imbody and Claire Zandoli. The two Mazama volunteers cooked breakfast for more than 50 hungry climbers as well as trail workers for the event’s stewardship project. The breakfast is included of the Craggin’ Classic ticket price.

In addition to sponsoring breakfast, the Mazamas donated $500 to Smith Rock State Park for materials
needed to complete repairs along the Homestead Trail. More than 20 trail workers supported the stewardship project under the leadership of Trail Keepers of Oregon’s trail crew leader, Curtis Smith.
Mazama member, Chris Valencia, participated in the stewardship project and discussed helping to organize another day of trail work next spring. So if you missed out on the AAC’s Craggin’ Classic’s 2013 and its stewardship event, stay tuned for future opportunities to give some love back to Smith Rock.