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Stone Fort - Chattanooga, TN
Some details will need to be ironed out with club members and climbing team:
Long story short: Drive out Friday Oct 11, Bouldering Comp Saturday 12 October.
We have options for Sunday depending on interest/experience/drivers:
climb sunday (sport climbing obed/stone fort/NRG/other) and leave monday morning to return. Another option is to return Sunday night.
Lots of info below… email me if you have questions or concerns. Details are being coordinated, but I wanted to get this info out asap.
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 now part one of (normally) 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)
If you want more info check out www.triplecrownbouldering.com
detailed info: http://www.triplecrownbouldering.org/lrc.htm
Now for the important stuff….
If you want to join this trip, you MUST preregister for the competition (check out the above website and follow directions). Entrance is $50. While this sounds expensive, not only is this for a good cause, but that includes your t-shirt, and usually this comp is full of free swag (you can often make your money back with free stuff). If you just want to come watch, spectators are allowed I believe for 20$.
All levels/skills are welcome for the competition, though official climbing instruction will not be given.
This trip in the past has been coordinated with the climbing team, so details are still being finalized. I will waitlist everyone and will have to limit beginner sport climbers until I have more drivers, coordinate rides, and can determine skill levels of everyone involved. I can fit a total of 3 people with gear in my vehicle.
There will be multiple departure times if necessary (and generally are). The official trip will leave Friday at approximately 4:00 pm (earlier if I can get out of work), and return Monday NLT 430 pm.
Please let me know preferences for return times/climbing location on Sunday. It is possible that one vehicle could leave after the competition on Sunday morning (but until I have a driver interested in doing so, plan on attending the entire trip, but let me know your preferences in the sign up form).
A word of caution: As this is an outdoor comp, it can be postponed to Sunday due to weather. 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
– Asking everyone to bring $12 to cover food inorder to minimize impact on the club budget. I will coordinate buying food ahead of time. Dinner on Saturday will likely be on your own, they typically sell food at the comp.
-money for raffles to win swag.
…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 + tip (if you drive)
-camping (we are likely staying at Possum Creek RV and Campground Friday and Saturday night)