Trango Signs on as Supporting Sponsor for AAC’s 2024 Craggin’ Classic Series

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Trango, the Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of premier climbing gear and holds, announces a new partnership with the AAC (American Alpine Club). For 2024, Trango steps in as Supporting Sponsor for the AAC’s Craggin’ Classic Series. 

The six 2024 Craggin’ Classic Events are scheduled for Ozarks (Bentonville, AR, May 10-12); Devil’s Lake (Baraboo, WI, August 23-25); Rumney (Rumney, NH, Sept 6-8); New River Gorge (Lansing, WV, Sept 13-15); Shelf Road (Cañon City, CO, October 11-13); Bishop (Bishop, CA, Oct 18-20). 

“Trango is thrilled to increase our Sponsor level for the 2024 Craggin’ Classics,” says Trango President, Chris Klinke. “Supporting the climbing community is a focus at Trangoand the partnership with AAC helps us extend our community.  We look forward to not only supporting the AAC and climbing community at these events, but also being a part of fun. Our athletes and team members are excited for the Craggin’ Classic season to begin!”

The annual AAC Craggin’ Classic Series focuses on four pillars: Climb, Protect, Educate, and Connect. The events are an opportunity for people from every background (regardless of skill level) to be a part of the climbing community, whether it is climbing, watching films, or attending clinics taught by guides and athletes. The Craggin’ Classics provide food and libations, traditional “campfire’ evenings, and plenty of fun and inspiration for everyone. 

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Photo by James Lucas, courtesy of Trango.

Trango will have a major presence at all of the six 2024 Craggin’ Classic events.  Each multi-day festival will feature climbing clinics, guest speakers, film screenings, and plenty of community-building activities. In addition to providing gear demos, hosting games, and upping the fun factor with raffles and giveaways, Trango will bring some of the world’s top climbers to each event. The athletes and ambassadors (including Dylan Connole and Karly Rager-Priest) will offer instructional clinics and inspirational presentations. 

The Craggin’ Classic Series attracts over 3,500 participants annually, from beginners to experts, with attendees from all over the world. The Series brings together more than 50 outdoor industry brands, as well as the expertise from nearly two dozen local climbing organizations. Each season, there are more than 100 clinics, first-run films, and compelling, educational speakers.  

About Trango
Founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1991, Trango is an athlete-driven brand, dedicated to challenging the status quo of climbing and to advancing indoor gym technology. At Trango, we create innovative equipment that climbers trust. Our company is passionate about solution-oriented products that help climbers pursue the sport we love. You can count on Trango gear to deliver something extra, something special, that will contribute to your climbing adventure, indoors or out. 


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