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Triple Crooown!


Okay guys and gals, it’s time to register for the 2007 Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Chad Wykle, Jim Horton, and their crew have launched a great new design for the Web site and have officially opened registration. Be sure to click on the video from Andrew Kornylak. Triple Crown of Kurt SmithIt chronicles last year’s Stone Fort comp from the slide show the night before through sunrise and of course lots of climbing on the day of the comp. Andrew took thousands of still photos and stitched them together into what looks like a stop-motion animation video except everyone’s real instead of clay. Sweet. Here are the comp details from the site:


The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown consists of 3 events scheduled 1
month apart. Hound Ears (Boone, North Carolina),
Horse Pens
(Steele, Alabama), and The Stone Fort, formerly known as Little Rock City (Chattanooga, Tennessee).

Winners are determined by highest scores. Each problem has a point value. You can do as many as you want, but your score is determined by adding the total of your 10 highest valued problems. In the event of a tie, the next highest problem will be added, and the person with the highest average will win.

Competition Prizes
Prizes will be awarded for each individual event. These will go to the top finishers of each category. Grand prizes will be awarded at the final event to competitors with the highest cumulative score from all three events. Door prizes will be awarded at each event. These will be given out in a number of unique ways. Grand door prizes will be awarded to competitors who compete in all 3 events. These will be awarded in a number of ways.

Andrew Kornylak Stone Fort Triple Crown VideoRain Dates
Rain dates are always the day after the scheduled event date. If the rock is still wet, the event will be rescheduled for a later date and competitors will be informed by both the Triple Crown web site and by email.

Special Events
Special events will take place the night before each event.

Due to transportation and overcrowding concerns, all spectators, parents and guardians must register and pay the same as a competitor at the The Stone Fort and Hound Ears events.

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