HP40 Triple Crown 2006

Photos by Brian Burnaham - HorsePens 40 is available 360+ days a year, thanks to the friendly Schultz family (www.hp40.com), who bought these forty acres 5 years ago and have been accommodating climbers since. This is the place where the term “sloper-jug” was born. The boulders have been sculpted into wild shapes reminiscent of mushroom caps and brain coral; yet these pillowy features belie the complexity of the climbing. Suitors must learn to coordinate their movements—hands, toes, knees, and elbows—to traipse efficiently up or across the fantastic cauliflower undulations. Read the event recap by Alex Fitzner