Horse Pens-40 is located in Steele, Alabama. See the official Horse Pens-40 website www.hp40.com for complete directions to and information about the boulderfield/campground.
HP-40 has requested that we follow this protocol. Why are we being asked to follow this protocol?? The HP-40 camping fee has been abused in the past at large events.
Go directly to the Camp Store. You will be required to pay $20 (cash only). HOWEVER, THIS WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU UNLESS YOU ARE CAMPING.
If you are not camping on Friday - you must revisit the Camp Store prior to 11pm to receive a $10 refund for Friday Night Camping.
If you are also not camping on Saturday, you must return to the Camp Store within two hours of the end of the Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening to receive your refund of $10 for Saturday Night camping.
You will pay $10 for camping at registration (cash only). If you are not camping you will return to the Camp Store within two hours of the end of the Awards Ceremony to receive your refund of $10 for Saturday Night Camping.
***There are several hotel options in nearby Gadsden, but we encourage everyone to support Horse Pens-40 by camping there on Friday/Saturday!! It will be a ton of fun!!!!
The Fast 50
Think you know the boulderfield??
We’ll put that to the test, and, spot you a favor to boot. Team up with one partner, locate 50 boulder problems (identified by an ‘X’), climb the problem (only one person on your team needs to do the problem, but, both of you need to be present for the send and the spot). Prizes go to the top three finishers!!!!
Spectators are welcome to attend this event. The price for spectators is $20/person. However, spectators will NOT be allowed to climb on the day of the event.
You MUST download the Horse Pens-40 waiver and have a parent fill it out. You must then bring it with you to the check-in at Horse Pens on the day of the competition. See our website for more information.
NO dogs are allowed at Horse Pens-40! Please be respectful of the land-owners and leave your animals at home!
There is ample parking at the campground/boulderfield. However, PLEASE carpool when possible. You must park outside the gate. Look for signage.
Join us at the First Avenue Rocks Tent for Chili Dinner and High Gravity IPA on Saturday.
***Cost is just $5……but, you must BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER (NO GLASS!!). Our goal is to reduce our waste and we need your help!!
***IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CONTAINER there will be cups for sale for $1. Please bring a container!!!
Sponsored by ALABAMA OUTDOORS and FIRST AVENUE ROCKS!!!
Again, please bring a container.
Important note: Early competitor packet pick-up begins at 5:00 pm CST on Friday November 2 (afternoon/evening before the comp). Pre-registration will end at 8pm CST. Competitors will be able to PICK UP THEIR COMPETITION PACKET AND T-SHIRT at this time. This will give everyone a chance to look at the competition map, AND it will speed up the “process” on Saturday morning (more climbing time!). We’ll also have Vintage event tees for sale!!!!
The morning of the event (Saturday, November 3) you will need to be at Horse Pens-40 NO LATER than 7:00 am to check-in. We will not accept registrations after 9:00 am. Check-in will take place outside the gate entrance to the park on Saturday morning.
Drop by the Marmot booth to pick up a raffle ticket for some FANTASTIC Marmot gear! Proceeds from the raffle tickets will benefit the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition! Marmot was one of the founding sponsors of the Triple Crown! Without their ongoing support, this event would not be possible. Come by the booth, score a chance at a great prize and let these guys know how much you appreciate their support of the Triple Crown and your climbing access!
This event will be a ton of fun. We hope everyone has a safe trip and that you find your visit with us to be a good and memorable one.
Keep checking the website for updates as well. New photos and competition results will be posted on the Triple Crown website shortly after the event.