2010 Triple Crown Bouldering Series
Stop #1 Hound Ears – Boone, NC
Although the temps for the comp may have been a little too warm for some folks liking, the weather did prove to be pretty amazing and by far the best conditions compared to the past few years. Hundreds of folks stood in line like herded sheep to load up the buses and slowly wind their way up the steep Rhododendron and Trillium covered hill littered with amazing boulders everywhere….this, is Hound Ears. Steep, sharp, and…well……SHAAARP is how I would describe the nature of the bouldering here. Bring thick skin and tendons of steel if you plan on surviving the entire day. Each climber’s top 10 problems counted towards the scoring. So planning a good strategy based on time, crowd-size, skin longevity, and overall stamina seemed to be the key.