The 2009 Triple Crown Bouldering Series presented by Marmot


2008 Stone Fort Triple Crown Bouldering Series photos by Brian Burnham and Leon Godwin /


The biggest and most bodacious outdoor boulder series is back again - for the 7th time - beginning with Hound Ears in Boone, NC on October 3rd, followed by Horse Pens-40 in Steele, AL on November 7th, and concluding at the Stone Fort in Chattanooga, TN on December 5th. The Triple Crown is dedicated to maintaining climbing access by supporting the Southeastern Climbers' Coalition and The Carolina Climbers' Coalition.

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 3 — Hound Ears, NC

  • November 7 — Horse Pens 40, AL

  • December 5 — 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 2009 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.

2008 HP40 Triple Crown Bouldering Series photos by Brian Burnham and Leon Godwin /


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.

Check the video from Stone Fort 2006 from Andrew Kornylak. for more information