Highlights from the 2007 Stone Fort Finale. Photos by Ryan Olson.
The Triple Crown is a series of bouldering events at three of the premier boulderfields in the Southeast. The series kicked off with perfect weather at Hound Ears in Boone, NC. The next stop is Horse Pens-40 in Steele, AL, and then the grand finale at the Stone Fort in Chattanooga, TN.
The goal of the Triple Crown is twofold. First and foremost, the mission is to raise funds for two organizations dedicated to maintaining climbers' access: the Southeastern Climbers' Coalition and The Carolina Climbers' Coalition. These two organizations have been instrumental in the acquisition of land for the climbing community, in a region that is riddled with access issues. Secondly, this unique event will once again provide a tremendous opportunity for vendors to promote the sport of bouldering, which has quickly become the focus of the ever growing climbing community.
The dates for each event are set for:
October 4 Hound Ears, NC
November 1 Horse Pens 40, AL
December 6 the Stone Fort (AKA Little Rock City), TN
You can register for the event as a series or for any of the individual comps. See the registration page for detailed information. Register as early as possible, space is limited and this event fills up FAST!
The 2008 Triple Crown Bouldering Series is presented by Marmot
The Triple CrownThe Triple Crown consists of 3 events scheduled 1 month apart. Hound Ears (Boone, North Carolina), Horse Pens 40 (Steele, Alabama), and The Stone Fort, formerly known as Little Rock City (Chattanooga, Tennessee).Winners Winners are determined by highest scores. Each problem has a point value. You can do as many as you want, but your score is determined by adding the total of your 10 highest valued problems. In the event of a tie, the next highest problem will be added, and the person with the highest average will win. Competition PrizesPrizes will be awarded for each individual event. These will go to the top finishers of each category. Grand prizes will be awarded at the final event to competitors with the highest cumulative score from all three events. Door prizes will be awarded at each event. These will be given out in a number of unique ways. Grand door prizes will be awarded to competitors who compete in all 3 events. These will be awarded in a number of ways.Rain DatesRain dates are always the day after the scheduled event date. If the rock is still wet, the event will be rescheduled for a later date and competitors will be informed by both this web site and by email.Special EventsSpecial events will take place the night before each event.Spectators Due to transportation and overcrowding concerns, all spectators, parents and guardians must register and pay the same as a competitor at the The Stone Fort and Hound Ears events.
Visit:TripleCrownBouldering.org for more information
Highlights from the 2006 Hound Ears comp. Photos by Brain Burnham / cirquevideo.com.
Highlights from the 2006 Triple Crown event at HP40. Photos by Brian Brunaham / cirquevideo.com.