Despite my negligence in letting the world know about it (which is undeniably a rather narcissistic pursuit anyway), the latest adventure on Southern sandstone was really quite stellar. Susan and I jetted out of town as soon as she got done with work Friday afternoon and headed to Horse Pens 40, "the South's best-kept secret." Horse Pens 40 is home to a full-service campground, a natural amphitheater, bluegrass festivals, and hundreds of high-quality bouldering problems on stellar stone mere yards from the camping. Owing to this near-perfect set-up, Horse Pens 40 is also the site of the third and final leg of the Southeastern Climber's Coalition and Carolina Climber's Coalition's annual Triple Crown Bouldering Series competition.
|Garrett on "Genesis" (V3)|
|Daniel on "Uniball" (V4)|
While Garrett was disappointed that he did not place in the competition, he and Daniel still dispatched a large number of difficult climbs, each completing a couple V6s in a few attempts and a V5 on the first try.
|Daniel on "Out of the Box" (V6)|
|Sam after the FA of "Pardon Our Progress"|
|Daniel on his first trad lead of "Knob Wall" (5.6)|