Horse Pens 40

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Horse Pens 40 is quickly gaining recognition the world over as having some of the most challenging and unique sloper climbing to be found. It is also one of the premier winter bouldering destinations in North America. Situated on a mountain top in the northeast corner of Alabama, HP40 is a privately owned park and preserve owned by the very climber-friendly Schultz family. They live on the land and go out of their way to provide visitors with the ultimate Southern hospitality and bouldering experience. With ample camping, cabin rentals, showers, a camp store, and a restaurant located within about 30 seconds walk of the boulderfield, HP40 might be the most convenient bouldering destination you’ll ever visit. It might also be one of the best moderate bouldering areas in the country, with hundreds of high-quality problems for the V5 and under boulderer. It also hosts a couple of competitions each winter which draw climbers from across the country and abroad, including the second leg of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series.

HP40 now has a complete and accurate guidebook to help climbers interpret this incredible area! Local climber and boulderer Adam Henry, who was amongst the first people to discover HP40 for its bouldering wealth, and who along with many others developed the vast majority of problems in the park, shares his intimate knowledge of the problems, the park, and its history in this comprehensive guidebook. Complete with tons of arial topo maps, color boulder photos, detailed descriptions of every problem and area, and peppered throughout with the pointy southern wit of its author, Horse Pens 40 Bouldering is the must have for longtime locals and first time visitors alike, and easily puts the black and white, hard to interpret pamphlets in their place.


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