Stone Fort - Chattanooga, TN
Long story short: Drive out friday Oct 12, Bouldering Comp Saturday, Return Sunday
Lots of info below… email me if you have questions or concerns. Details are being coordinated, but I wanted to get this info out early. Details for the comp are also not posted online yet other than the date. It is the 10th anniversary of the Triple Crown, so this year should be big.
For those of you who don’t know what the triple crown is…
“The goal of the Triple Crown is twofold. First and foremost, the mission is to raise funds for two organizations dedicated to maintaining climbers’ access: the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition and The Carolina Climbers’ Coalition. These two organizations have been instrumental in the acquisition of land for the climbing community, in a region that is riddled with access issues. Secondly, this unique event will once again provide a tremendous opportunity for vendors to promote the sport of bouldering, which has quickly become the focus of the ever growing climbing community.”
This is part two of 3 of the series, at Stone Fort, aka Little Rock City in Tennessee. This bouldering field is massive (Moormans doesn’t have anything on this place) and will even have some classic problems open just for the comp that are closed the rest of the year (since it shares land on a golf course. It is my personal favorite of the 3 locations of the triple crown. If you want more info check out www.triplecrownbouldering.com
detailed info: http://www.triplecrownbouldering.org/lrc.htm
If you want to join this trip, you MUST preregister for the competition (check out the above website and follow directions). Entrance is $50. While this sounds expensive, not only is this for a good cause, but that includes your t-shirt, and usually this comp is full of free swag (you can often make your money back with free stuff). Last year spectators were allowed for 20$. 30$ cheaper than in that past.
All levels/skills are welcome for the competition, though official climbing instruction will not be given.
This trip is likely being coordinated with the climbing team, so details are still in the works (as this is still a month out). I will waitlist everyone until I have more drivers, coordinate rides, etc. I can fit a total of 3 people with gear in my vehicle, There will be multiple departure times if necessary. The official trip will probably leave Friday at 4:15 pm, and return Sunday afternoon to cville.
A word of caution: Hound Ears was postponed to Sunday last year due to bad weather (which meant getting home late on sunday night), the same could happen at Stonefort. Please plan accordingly. If you have homework… bring it.
What you provide.
-Entrance/Sign up fee
-climbing tape (for your fingers if you need it)
-crash pad (if you have one).
-sleeping bag/pad/tent if you have one.
-any snacks you want
-money for dinner
-money for raffles (its hard not to win something.. last year Amy won herself a nice $160 crash pad for 5 bucks at hound ears)
…a note on crash pads… because this is a comp it is useful to have as many crashpads available, preferably one crash pad per one or two people, we may dedicate a larger vehicle to fit all our crash pads in. The more crash pads the merrier.
What club provides.
-camping gear (sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad if you need one)
-climbing gear (please go to the gear room ahead of time to try on shoes and a harness if you don’t have one)
-gas money, up to 150$ per vehicle (if you drive), we will split costs if we go over.
-camping (we are probably coordinating locations with the climbing team, but are looking at staying at Possum Creek RV and Campground)
-food for most meals. Saturday night we will eat at the comp (bring 5~10$). I.e. bring money (~$25) just in case.