September 28th-30th at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch near Jasper, Arkansas, hundreds of climbers, from all over the country, will come to particpate in a one-of-a-kind, 24-hour-long, endurance style, outdoor climbing competion. Teams of two will descend upon the Ranch to endure severe fatigue, dehydration, bloody tips, and an unforgettable climbing experience. These teams will have 24 hours to put in as many clean climbs as humanly possible on the hundreds of sport routes on the Ranch. There will be a point system for the various grades and all climbs must be put up on lead. Night climbing will certainly be allowed and encouraged.
The basic premise for 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is leading a route clean (not top-roping) for points, and doing that in succession for 24-hours-straight. Team members will not have to climb the same routes, but will only get points for lines that they climb. Individual scores will be tallied as a team total. This way a 5.9 climber can match with a 5.12 climber and make a team. Strategy is the key. In addition, within the team competition there will be an individual category. Participants must register and compete as a team, but will also be rewarded on individual performance. Click Here for THE RULES
Hell will begin at 10 am on Saturday this year to allow more recovery time after the event ends on Sunday.
Last year 130 climbers participated in 2006. "The Bomb Squad" set a record of 127 climbs in 24-hours.
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All proceeds from 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell will be donated to The Access Fund.