Very important information for all Triple Crown and Stone Fort competitors! Read EVERYTHING!
THE STONE FORT BOULDERFIELD WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY OCTOBER 11 AND FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 TO PREPARE FOR THE COMPETITION.
Pre-registration will be held at Urban Rocks Climbing Gym in Chattanooga from 4pm to 8pm. Competitors will be able to PICK UP THEIR COMPETITION PACKET AND T-SHIRT.
Urban Rocks will also be holding their annual BoulderRave on Friday evening as well!! Stay….visit our sponsors booths……and take in some refreshments!!!
To get there: Use Mapquest www.mapquest.com to customize directions:
1007 Appling Street
Chattanooga TN 37406
Competitors will be allowed to drive/park at Montlake Golf Club again this year!!! No busing will be required.
Please arrive no later than 8:30 am! PLEASE CARPOOL!!!
Competition Judges will be on site to direct parking.
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Montlake Golf and Country Club
9104 Brow Lake Rd
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
Once again, the Montlake Golf Club will close the golf course during the event……and this will allow us access to the boulders that lie along the fairway!!! This includes the 45 degree Wall, King Cobra Boulder, Cloud Nine boulder and many others. We will have more than 50 classic boulder problems that are closed throughout the year!!
They will be open just for this competition!!
SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE STONE FORT EVENT!! Spectator tickets can be purchased ahead of the event at the Montlake Clubhouse for $10. Spectators will also be able to purchase a ticket on the day of the event for $15. Spectators and Parents/Guardians will be able to pay this fee on the morning of the event.
***SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CLIMB
NO Dogs are allowed at Stone Fort! Please be respectful of the land-owners and leave your animals at home!
You MUST download the Stone Fort waiver (PDF) and have a parent fill it out and sign it. You must then bring it with you to registration on Friday night or Saturday morning. You will also need a guardian (over 18) to accompany you or your group the day of the event.
You will be given one free Stone Fort tee the morning of the event (or at pre-registration Friday Night). If you wish to purchase extra tees they will cost $15 each.
The Stone Fort has TONS of great problems and many new ones—some of these require a top rope. Make sure to bring your harness so you can enjoy all that the Stone Fort has to offer.
Make sure to bring your drivers’ license if you’d like to demo a pair of climbing shoes from Five Ten, La Sportiva, Evolv, and Scarpa!
No lunch will not be provided at the boulders so bring any food and drink you may need.
However, there will be LOTS of concessions available for purchase during the event--so bring cash with you to the boulderfield. The money you spend on concessions supports the Montlake Golf Club.
You will need to turn in your scoresheet at the entrance to the boulderfield no later than 4:30pm in order to place in the event. Any scoresheets turned in later will be disqualified. You are not required to turn in any scoresheet. We draw registration forms in order to give door prizes.
We’re Teaming with the Crashpad to support the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and the Homeless—----WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Each night in Chattanooga, an estimated 500-600 individuals have no consistent place to spend the night. These folks are homeless. And, while most episodes of homelessness are less than 90 days, between 4 and 5,000 different people experience this condition of instability and apparent hopelessness each year. And for these folks, homelessness is definitely not a choice. Year after year, unemployment, eviction/foreclosure and domestic violence remain the top three causes of homelessness. When asked what they’re looking for, invariably they say: “a place to live.”
Of course, a place to live isn’t always available the first day. And for those that must camp, a crash pad can be a pretty cool tool. A backpack…a bed…a portable campsite. While an old crash pad may no longer be useful for bouldering, a homeless person can carry belongings in it during the day and use it as a camping pad at night…a pretty cool way to reuse –and there’s a benefit to you as well.
PLEASE BRING YOUR TIRED, OLD CRASH PADS TO THE EVENT. OUR LOCAL FRIENDS AT THE CRASHPAD http://www.crashpadchattanooga.com/ WILL HAVE A BOOTH AT PRE-REGISTRATION AND AT THE COMP ON SATURDAY. DONATE YOUR OLD CRASH PADS AT THEIR BOOTH…….AND GIVE YOURSELF A GREAT CHANCE TO WIN A BRAND NEW CRASHPAD!!.........but, more importantly………do a very good deed for those in need!!
Beginning at 5pm - competitors and spectators will be treated to live music……from a stage that will be located along the 18th Fairway (adjacent to the boulderfield)!! Big Thanks to Montlake for putting this together for us!!!
Fantastic local Bluegrass band, Strung Like a Horse, will be playing for us!!!!! See their website for a snapshot!!!..........and, their ‘Gypsy Jane’ video featuring Chris Sierzant!
Beginning at 7:30pm - Triple Crown presents the Reel Rock Tour!! Right on the 18th Fairway next to the boulderfield!! It will be a fantastic show........and, it's free to Stone Fort/Triple Crown competitors. Additional tickets will be $15 and can be purchased at the gate next to the Montlake Clubhouse any time before 7:30pm on Comp Day.
Dinner will be served around 5pm. Cost per plate will be $5. Montlake will be serving/selling beer if you are of age. Just be sure to bring your ID and cash. You’ll be able to use a Debit Card at the clubhouse as well.
*There will be beer if you are of age. Just be sure to bring your ID.
Do your part to keep the trash to a minimum!! We’ll have aluminum and plastic recycling containers…………help these items find their ‘home’!!
This one will be a ton of fun!!.........to watch and participate in!! Plus…….we’ll throw in some really cool prizes for the winner from our fantastic sponsors!!!
There will be an SCC raffle. Sign up and take a chance on walking away with even more booty and support “the cause” at the same time.
There will also be an opportunity to join Wild Trails, the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition, the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition, Friends of the Cumberland Trail, and the Access Fund--if you are not a member, stop being a lame chach and join. Make it your goal to become proactive this year.
The AWARDS CEREMONY will begin immediately after the raffles are finished. There will be tons of door prizes! So, if you didn’t do so good at the comp, don’t miss it. You could still win BIG! We plan to complete the awards ceremony by sundown.
Stay at The Crashpad!!! One of the close friends of Triple Crown!!!
See info about staying with them below. Please see their website at www.crashpadchattanooga.com for more information.
We also recommend the below options for camping/hotels.
|Raccoon Mountain Campground
423-821-9403 or 1-800-823-2267
Directions: From Downtown Chattanooga, take I-24 West and go about 4 miles to exit #174. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp then go 1.3 miles and the entrance will be on your left.
Lookout Mountain / Chattanooga West KOA
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take I-24 West, travel into Georgia and take the ramp to I-59 South toward Birmingham. Get off at Exit 17 Slygo Road. Then follow the KOA signs to the campground.
Chester Frost Park
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take US-27 N for approximately 13 miles. Take the Thrasher Pike exit and turn right on Thrasher Pike. Go 3.8 miles and turn left on Hixson Pike. Go 0.2 miles and turn right on Gold Point Cir N.
Best Holiday Trav-L-Park
Directions: If Northbound on I-75 take Exit 1B. If Southbound on I-75 take Exit 1. In either case, go right at top of ramp, then turn left at light at Mack Smith Rd. & go for 1/2 mile (see signs). Best Holiday Trav-L-Park is on the right, RV’s enter at first driveway or third driveway.
T-Wall Camp Ground (Primitive Camping)
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take US-27 N for approximately 2 miles. Take the Signal Mountain Road exit. Take Signal Mountain Road approximately 1.5 miles and make a left onto Suck Creek Road. Go 4 miles and turn left on River Canyon Road (Mullens Cove Road) just after you cross over Suck Creek (if you start climbing the mountain you have missed the turn). Go approximately 6 miles and look for the T-Wall parking area on your left. Camping is allowed in the woods beyond the parking area.
Drop by the Marmot Booth to pick up a raffle Ticket for some FANTASTIC Custom Marmot/Triple Crown 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.
Make sure to check out the website for up-to-date information, articles, and great pictures from each of the competition venues in our galleries. New photos and competition results will be posted on the Triple Crown website shortly after the event.