|By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
Oct 30, 2008
Triple Crown bouldering Series goes to HP40 in Alabama Sat. Nov. 1st
Horse Pens 40 is located near Steele, Alabama and home to slopers, slopers, and more slopers! Big slopers, little slopers, brainy slopers, overhanging slopers, slabby slopers. Good God almighty you'd better get your sloper love on. There are plenty of other cool sandstone features that make this tightly stacked area located between Birmingham and Gadsden, Alabama one of the best of it's size in the country.
Funky water grooves like Groove Rider and long overhanging sloper marathons such as Skywalker require a surprising amount of power, technique and commitment. Other must does include Mortal Combat, Super Koola, Great White, Trick Or Treat, Moon Arete and Megatron (just to mention a few). Great lines abound.
This has been the site of the Mortal Combat Bouldering Competition which was the brainchild of Adam Henry. He will again be a driving force in this competition as well.
Camping available on-site at HorsePens40.
Check out www.triplecrownbouldering.org for registration and comp