MSR® Renews its Partnership with American Alpine Club for 2018

September 13, 2018

MSR will support American Alpine Club programs, its Excellence in Climbing Celebration, and its Craggin’ Classic Series

SEATTLE, Wash. (September 13, 2018) Mountain Safety Research (MSR) is proud to extend its partnership with the American Club and its Craggin’ Classic Series, the national grassroots climbing festival, for the third year in a row. The Craggin’ Classic Series travels to seven locations around the country, and MSR will be supporting select events.

The American Alpine Club has been preserving the climbing way of life since 1902. With the creation of the Craggin’ Classic Series, this grassroots celebration of events unites climbers by celebrating all things climbing – including clinics taught by professional athletes and local climbing guides, films, slideshows, presentations, music, local food and beer, vendor villages, and local crag stewardship projects. Climbers have a chance to share stories, climb together, and give back to their local communities.

“The American Alpine Club is truly an incredible resource for the climbing community,” says Scott Youmans, Stoves and Combustion Category Manager at MSR. “We’re excited to partner with the AAC again to further support the core climbing community.”

From September through early November, the 2018 festival travels to world-class climbing destinations, including:

  • Smith Rock, Oregon | September 14-16
  • New River Gorge, West Virginia | September 21-23
  • Rumney, New Hampshire | October 5-7
  • Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin | October 12-14
  • Shelf Road, Colorado | October 19-21
  • Moab, Utah | October 26-28
  • Bishop, California | November 2-4

MSR will have a presence onsite at select Craggin’ Classic Series events in 2018, where climbers can participate in raffles to win new MSR gear, with proceeds benefiting the American Alpine Club.

About Craggin’ Classic Series

The Craggin’ Classic Series was founded by the American Alpine Club to gather the climbing community at world-class cragging destinations across the country to celebrate our fellowship, enhance our skills and education, and take ownership in preserving and caring for our climbing landscapes. The series is upheld by three pillars: community, competency, and conservation. For more, visit

About Mountain Safety Research

Seattle-based MSR has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment and hydration systems, shelters, snowshoes, snow tools, and backcountry poles.  The majority of MSR products are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit