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Double Crown at HP40 - Francesca Metcalf

Double Crown at HP40 - Francesca Metcalf
December 04, 2013 - 

The second and final leg of the Triple Crown was held at Horse Pens 40 a few weekends ago. Like the first leg at LRC, I went up with a group of climbers from my collegiate climbing club, and we camped at HP40 with the majority of the other competitors. I was a little nervous going into the competition because I hadn't climbed nearly as well as I had wanted to at LRC, and HP40 tends to give me a hard time. I also hadn't been to Horse Pens since the Triple Crown last year, so I didn't exactly...

Finishing Up Fall - Francesca Metcalf

Finishing Up Fall - Francesca Metcalf
December 04, 2012 - 

This fall, I've finally been able to get outside enough to not consider myself a full time gym rat. I've been hanging out at local bouldering areas like Horse Pens 40 and Little Rock City almost every weekend and I've been able to find some long term projects. Luckily the weather still hasn't turned very cold here, so climbing outside is still possible, even for someone as wimpy as I am when it comes to cold. Over the Thanksgiving break, I got to do some more climbing, but a little farther from home than usual. My family and I...

Back to Basics at HP40 - Francesca Metcalf

Back to Basics at HP40 - Francesca Metcalf
November 22, 2011 - 

The third Triple Crown, held at Horse Pens 40, was a great finale to a great circuit this year. The weather, which many were complaining was too hot, was perfect in my opinion, and I was psyched to crush some awesome problems.

Horse Pens 40 Triple Crown Competition - Angela Payne

Horse Pens 40 Triple Crown Competition - Angela Payne
November 09, 2011 - 

Horse Pens 40 in Alabama was one of the first places I ever bouldered outside. I remember going there for one of the first Mortal Kombat competitions at least 10 years ago. I still carry an old sock in my chalk bucket that was handed out during that competition for chalking up the bubbly slopers for which Horse Pens is now famous. I always thought the sandstone at Horse Pens was amazing, and after traveling to many other areas around the country and world, I still think Horse Pens has the best sandstone I have ever seen. ...

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