2005 Horsetooth Hang Bouldering Festival

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Cory French latching the Bolt Wall Dyno, Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado. Photo by Cameron Cross.

After four long years, the Neptune Mountaineering Horsetooth Hang Bouldering Festival is back and here to stay. On October 23rd, 160 climbers and volunteers from all over Colorado came together for a spectacular day of festivities and fun at Horsetooth Reservoir near Fort Collins. Participants of all ages, abilities, and philosophies gathered to share a beautiful fall day, clean up trash, climb on Horsetooth’s amazing boulders, watch a great Lynn Hill slideshow, and party into the night at an after party hosted by Washington’s bar and grill.

Climbers collected a massive amount of trash. Local Ken Gibson collected a giant pile of junk, including a box of broken glass and cigarette butts, several trash bags of random plastic, cardboard, and metal goodies, as well as half a rotting elk carcass. We happily gave him a brand new Misty crashpad for his determination. Derek Peavey and Natalie Foss were runners up in the trash collection and got a free pair of Chaco sandals each. Thanks to all who collected trash and helped us to be responsible for our local climbing area.

The Horsetooth Hang is a bouldering festival, and we warmly welcomed climbers like Jaci Bartlow, who just began climbing, Cameron Kelley at 5 years of age, and Tom Wilson, 51. Competitors of all abilities cheered each other on and many of Horsetooth’s test pieces like Pinch Overhang, the Left Eliminator, Cheathook, Lower Punk Rock Traverse, and the Moon Aréte saw ascents, as well as many others. Props go to Johnny Goicopchea and Ashley Lloyd for scoring the top five hardest climbs for the men’s and women’s divisions. Other entertaining festival activities included a slackline, and Captains of Crush grippers that competitors tried to close for prizes.

The after party was a huge hit with free dinner, New Belgium Beer, well over $8,000 in raffle prizes, and an awesome slideshow by legendary climber Lynn Hill that was followed by live music. Thanks to generous support from all our sponsors we were able to host an incredible day of fun, laughter, community, and resource stewardship. I am already looking forward to sharing next year’s event with everyone. See you there!

Results:

Nys

55

Justin Myors

55

Dave Svilar

56

Jaci Bartlow

66

Rick

70

Michele Pagan

77

Wes Selken

106

Cameron Kelley

156

David Baker

167

Joe Duarte

194

Marc Buhler

211

Christopher Dole

231

Jaime Amling

244

Andre DeFelice

249

Serena Robb

270

Gina DeFelice

274

Jill Wolverton

278

Adam

293

Nanny

295

Dominique Piche

297

Ken Klein

300

Dan Howley

313

Julie Bellee

314

Tom Wilson

317

Lauren Short

322

Andes Gavaldon

325

Jordan Hill

326

Ryan Davenport

327

Carol Lynn DeFelice

332

Adam Penny

336

Emily Cheng

337

Greg

345

Ryan Stucky

351

Chris Stevenson

352

Erik Bratschun

356

Will Butler

358

David Strathman

359

Tara Broower

360

Sierra Hosea

361

Jason

362

Lizza Krell

364

Mary Ann Dornfeld

364

Jay Park

364

Fiona Greenamyer

365

Kyle McFarland

369

Alex Herbert

373

Steph Marvez

374

Lori Nixon

375

Alexa Himelstein

375

Steven Maddy

379

Natalie Marsh

381

Sarah Marvez

382

Peter Buhler

386

Michelle Hurni

391

Jon Lachett

397

Wade David

400

Stephanie Foster

402

Jesse Maschsenas

410

Tony Milkus

411

Matt Flack

413

Philip

413

Dan

422

Hunter Schumaker

425

J.D. Jordan

428

Brandon English

429

Laura Thompson

434

Chuck

437

Chris Rogers

438

Paige Claassen

440

Steve Geinitz

443

Joe Varela

451

Steve Mammen

453

Brandon Hiner

454

Andrew Yake

464

Ian Dory

464

Ashley Lloyd

473

Chad

475

Austin Guman

476

Seth Lytton

477

David Lloyd

479

Scot Stucky

484

Sean Drolet

551

Chuck Fryberger

551

Johnny Goicopchea

555

Ryan Fischer