Houndears - Triple Crown Bouldering Series 2006

Photos by Brian Burnham - www.cirquevideo.com The day began in typical Boone fashion: foggy, that is, with dense, dark clouds rolling overhead, threatening to punish the cheery energy of the Friday night pre-comp barbecue. The buses rolled upward through the immaculate neighborhood of Hound Ears, each disgorging its contents, all a bit dazed from the ride and individual prayers to Lord Caffeine. 400+ optimists shuffled up the final hill, huffing, hoping, and casting furtive glances at the sky above, as if to say “just give us a chance ...”