Horse Pens 40
is proud to welcome the
Southeastern Bouldering Series,
One of the largest and most prestigious bouldering competitions in the world.
For more info on this event and for a list of the generous sponsors that make
this event possible, go to the Triple Crown website at: http://www.triplecrownbouldering.org,
Be sure to check the Triple Crown Sponsors page: http://www.triplecrownbouldering.org/sponsors.htm
Remember to support these sponsors, as they are the ones who are supporting your
Triple Crown Competitor passes begin Saturday at 8am
and end at sundown Sunday. Saturday day use and Sat. night camping for competitors are included
in your comp entry fee.
Competitors arriving on Friday will need to sign
in upon arrival and pay the camping fee for Friday night.
Weekend spectator passes will begin at sundown Friday and end
at sundown Sunday, and include camping Fri. and Sat. night.
Saturday Spectator admission passes begin Saturday at 8am and end Sunday at sundown and
include Sat. night camping.
All admission and camping prices for this event are at or
below our normal HP40 winter rates, which means the comp and all of the special events associated with it are included
in the HP40 admission prices for FREE!
NO CREDIT CARD PROCESSING WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT ! !
CASH ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED ! !
BRING CASH ! !
Event admissions, parking passes, food and etc. from vendors, and more will
ALL REQUIRE PAYMENT IN CASH ONLY as there will be no credit card machines available.
The nearest ATM is 5 miles away at I-59 exit 166...So BRING CASH or enjoy
the ride. It is a very nice drive...
The Saturday spectator pass is $20 per person and covers you from 8am Saturday until sundown
Sunday. (One day use fee plus one night camping = $23.00
(THIS IS THE SAME PRICE THAT WE CHARGED AT THE VERY FIRST TRIPLE CROWN IN 2003, when gasoline
was $1.25 per gallon, and all other prices in general were less than 1/3 what they are today. Also this is even
less than our normal winter rate for the time allowed. So not only are you getting a very special rate for a
very special event, we are actually paying you to come !
Enjoy it while it lasts as we will not be able to continue this insanity forever !!!
This includes spectator admission to the comp, admission to the award ceremony, swag giveaways,
FREE BEER, any other special events that they have planned, camping and climbing on Saturday night, and climbing
until sundown on Sunday.
(Spectator climbing will be restricted during the comp on Saturday.)
WEEKEND SPECTATOR PASS:
The Weekend Spectator Pass is only $30.00 and includes 2 nights of
camping (Fri. and Sat. nights), 2 days of bouldering (Sat. and Sun) and covers you from sundown
Friday until sundown Sunday, This includes camping and climbing Friday night, spectator admission to the comp Saturday,
including admission to the award ceremony, swag giveaways, FREE BEER, any other special events that they have planned,
camping and climbing on Saturday night, and climbing until sundown on Sunday. Spectator climbing will be allowed all night
on Friday, after the comp on Saturday and all through the night, and all day Sunday til sundown. Spectator climbing will
be restricted during the actual comp hours on Saturday.
This means you get camping and climbing on Friday night for only $10.00 more than a Saturday
Spectator pass !
This is the same rate that we charged years
ago and you don't even have to invent a time machine to get it! Take advantage of it while it lasts as I can
feel myself coming to my senses any time now !
NO PARTIAL REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEEKEND SPECTATOR PASSES OR SATURDAY SPECTATOR PASSES...WHETHER YOU ARE CAMPING OR NOT.
Our previous partial refund policy has been criticized by some for encouraging people to leave
after the party on Sat. night. Once the free beer starts flowing, we do not wish to be responsible for your leaving late Sat.
night (after climbing, partying, drinking, etc.) and trying to negotiate the very dangerous twisty mountain roads on your
way back to civilization.
We strongly urge you to stay on the mountain and camp safely here with us. Climb til you bleed, party, socialize,
sit around the campfire telling gory sloper tales, nurse that ragged flapper, or whatever, just don't try to drive down
the mountain after you have had a beer (or more). PLEASE DRINK IN MODERATION!
Your Triple Crown competition entry fee covers the HP40 Saturday day user fee and all camping
fees for Saturday night until Sunday sundown.
For those competitors arriving on Friday:
You will be required to pay $15 (cash
only) for Friday night camping at the Admission Gate or Camp Store upon arrival.
For those arriving on Saturday:
You must stop at the HP40 Admission Gate to
sign the HP40 waiver and to receive an HP40 armband. The organizers of the Triple Crown (the notorious
Jim Horton, Chad Wykle, and others whose names are withheld to protect the innocent) have generously offered to pay for
your Saturday day use and camping, which includes the awards ceremony, swag, party, FREE BEER, and everything else
that is planned for Saturday night.
Once the beer starts flowing, we advise against your leaving late Sat. night (after partying,
etc.) and trying to negotiate the very dangerous twisty mountain roads on your way back to civilization. If you are
staying for the award ceremony Saturday night, you should plan to stay the night to avoid trying to get off the mountain after
consuming alcohol. If you decide to leave after the party, PLEASE have a sober driver and understand that you do
so AT YOUR OWN RISK, and without our encouragement and against our advice.
will do everything we can do to discourage you from leaving if you are driving and have had too much to drink!!
CAMPGROUND PARKING PASSES -
NOTICE: A limited number of campground
parking passes will be available at the admission gate for $20.00.
You may park for FREE in the large field OUTSIDE THE MIDDLE GATE.
These are parking passes only, and do not allow moving of the vehicle during the event.
If you drive around inside the campground, your parking pass will be revoked and you will have to park in the FREE PARKING
AREA or leave the park,
These are parking passes ONLY, not "driving
around in the park" passes...
HP40 parking pass policies are intended to enhance safety, increase camping space, and reduce
vehicular impact in the camping areas. If you drive around inside the campground or leave the park, your parking pass will
be revoked, and you will not be allowed to re-enter the campground. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
We really would like for you to use the free parking and help
save the impact on the park, but we do offer you the option to park inside the campground if you feel it is absolutely
Unloading at your campsite will be done by purchasing a $20 parking
pass at the gate, going to your campsite and unloading, then returning the vehicle to the front lot within about 30 minutes
or so, turning in the pass at the gate for a refund. NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CAMPGROUND WITHOUT A
Please do not drink and drive inside the campground
under any circumstances.
You will be held fully responsible
for any damage that you cause at HP40.
We are usually willing to put up with responsible drinking, if you leave out the driving,
the injuries, the damages, the puking, and the passing out part.
Some of you in the past have chosen to save the parking fee and sleep in the front parking lot. We normally don't allow people to camp in the front field, but we don't
mind at bigger events because it helps with the traffic and reduces wear and tear on the campground. Just remember
to get an armband, as armbands are required to be worn everywhere on
HP40 property this weekend.
IF YOU SLEEP IN THE FRONT LOT,
YOU MUST HAVE AN ARMBAND,
OR I WILL LESS
WAKE YOU UP AT 3AM
AND MAKE YOU GET ONE.
Get an armband upon arrival and save us
all some trouble. Thanks.
There will be
NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED IN THE FRONT PARKING LOT
under any circumstances.
Read that statement again, and heed it well.
ARMBANDS MUST BE WORN BY ALL GUESTS AT ALL TIMES during the period from sundown
Friday until sundown Sunday, AND SHOULD REMAIN VISIBLE at all times.
Armband security will be strictly enforced ! !
A lost armband is lost money, and a new one must be purchased in order
to remain in the park.
BRING CASH -- Event admissions, parking
passes, food and etc. from vendors, and more will require payment in CASH ONLY as there will be no credit
card machines available. The nearest ATM is 5 miles away at I-59 exit 166...So BRING CASH or enjoy the ride.
It is a very pretty drive, and the leaves are beautiful...
More information on this event and HP40:
The Schultz Family and the Staff of HP40
would like to
welcome all of our guests, both participants and spectators, to this wonderful
and exciting event.
It features a world-class bouldering competition with a unique annual social gathering
of boulderers from throughout the US and all around the world, all held in the only place in which it could be done so well.
This year, we are the third leg of the new four round competition with
prizes for the winners, and lots of swag for all. This event attracts hundreds of world-class
competitors and also hundreds of interested spectators and relatives as well.
This easy spectator access is only available here at HP40, and is made possible
by the convenient location of the boulderfield directly adjacent to the large campground, along with the ample
parking and HP40's festival-friendly facilities.
This unique situation is further enhanced by the hundreds of top-notch routes, naturally
etched over many millions of years into the surface of some of the most ancient sandstone boulders in
the world. And it also highlights the personal challenges, from subtle to extreme, that only the HP40 slopers can provide.
These factors combine to provide spectators and relatives the most convenient, most comfortable,
and most enjoyable way of watching your favorite bouldering athlete compete in this very exciting and challenging
Good Luck to all who compete ! !
Everyone be safe, and have a GREAT TIME ! !
Please read all the way down to the bottom of the page for important information
and tips !!!
HP40 also offers:
A well-stocked country store with most everything that
you might need: food (dairy, bread, meats, frozen foods, etc.), drinks, snacks, paper goods, picnic items, canned goods, personal
items, camping items, fuel, and lots more. We also carry some gluten-free, soy, and organic products.
It also includes some bouldering items such as rental pads and shoes, chalk,
chalk bags, pads, Climb On!(c) products, tape, salve, Red Bull(c), energy
bars, and more.
Gina's and Ashley's Cafe, which features a diverse menu of
quality food, carefully and professionally prepared to your order. At various times it features items such
as Gina's humongous hand-patted 1/2 pound burgers, Veggie burgers, various sandwiches, fries, chicken
fingers, nachos, and items as diverse as fried green tomatoes, turnip greens, beans, homemade cookies, and corn nuggets.
It is high quality food that is cooked just for you and it is certainly worth the brief wait.
NOTE: Her famous humongus hamburgers
will be available only at certain less busy times due to the time (~15 min) that it takes to prepare them.
(1/2 pound, custom cut Black Angus, lean 100% ground chuck, hand patted, cooked fresh, and made to your order any way you
Ask Gina or Ashley at the order window and they will let you know when they will be available. Good luck.
New Items Include: Grilled Chicken Wraps, Beans, Greens, and Cornbread, Southern
Farm-raised Catfish Fillets, Homemade Chicken Salad, Homemade Chili, Homemade Soups and Stews, (Some are even vegetarian-friendly.)
When the girls get up early: Homemade biscuits, (sausage,
ham, or gravy), breakfast wraps, pancakes (available with organically grown blueberries), sausage, ham, bacon and who
knows what else. They even offer a vegeterian breakfast!
Clean restrooms - (with free hot water showers for our
overnight guests). Porta-Johns will also be available throughout the campground for your convenience.
A Spacious campground with plenty of room, 30 amp elec/water
hookups for RV's, and drinking/washing water available at hydrants throughout most of the campground. Campfire
rings, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and more are available throughout the campground as well.
Rustic Cabins- We have 8 small rustic cabins
available for reservation. More info on them is available on our Rustic Cabins Page.
ALL CABINS ARE ALREADY RESERVED FOR THIS YEARS EVENT!! You must reserve early to get a cabin at all special events. Sorry
for the inconvenience.
Firewood is available for sale here, or you are welcome to bring your own disease-free and insect-free
firewood. NO PALLETS OR OTHER SCRAP LUMBER CAN BE BURNED AT HP40 due to chemical preservatives and nails they
NO FIREWOOD COLLECTION IS ALLOWED AT HP40.
HP40 is a"LEAVE NO TRACE" nature park.
NOTE: Any unattended fire will be extinguished by HP40 Staff.