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HP Rocks! Comp & Music Festival @ HP40

When?Sat Mar 6th @ 09:30 AM
Where?Horse Pens 40 - Steele, AL

Where: Horse Pens 40

When: March 5-6

What: HP ROCKS! Music and Bouldering Festival presented by First Avenue Rocks and The North Face

Cost: $50 competitor fee, $30 non competitor

What you get?

Camping Friday and Saturday Night

T-Shirt (competitor only)

Goodie Bag from our Vendors (competitor only)

Live Music Friday Night and Saturday starting at noon til ? (Music to include folk, bluegrass, southern fried rock, punk, electronic, and other. Lineup being built so check the message board for updates at horsepensrocks.blogspot.com)

Free Shoe Demos from your favorites such as Five Ten and La Sportiva

Vendors on site with new product information and even more schwag

WHY? Raise money for Alabama Bouldering Fund, SCC, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Alabama, and the Steele Fire Department.

Bouldering Competition on Saturday with registration starting at 8AM at the gate (no preregistration) and competition starting at 10AM and ending at 4PM.

Over $8000 in cash and prizes to be given away to top 3 in each category**.


PRO *(V9-V12)- Mens and Womens category. HP is too easy for you, but maybe you can get in a few decent problems between yawns. … For sponsored athlete with at least one vendor sponsor. Cash prize for 1st place.

Open *(V8-V12)- Mens and Womens category. For the unknown strong man or local with HP on lockdown.

Advanced* (V6-V9)- Mens and Womens category. Just started to feel strong? Test your metal against the other 9-5ers to see whose weekends have paid off.

Intermediate* (V3-V6) Mens and Womens category. Always the place with the most competition. The level that is project mode for the majority of climbers. Prizes for top 5 in this one**.

Recreational* (V0-V2) Mens and Womens category. New to the sport or just like having a ton of fun, this is the level that results in the bloodiest tips with this group always giving it up.

Master of Stone (V0-V12) CO-ED category category. 100 problem minimum. Last year’s winner was around 110. I think 125 is appropriate…

Has Been (V0-V12)- CO-ED category. For those age 40 to 50 who still puts it down on the

Crust (V0-V12)- CO-ED category. For those age 50+ whose fingers still prefer the curl around the stone or a cool beverage rather than a cane.

*NOTE: MENS AND WOMENS will be CO-ED if there isn’t at least 5 in the category


Endurance format. No limit on amount of problems as long as they fall in your grade range (example open can only count problems V8-V12).

Food: Bring $10 for BBQ and high gravity beverage from Birmingham’s best microbrew Good People.


Presented by HP40, First Avenue Rocks, and The North Face

Other sponsors MS of Alabama, Alabama Outdoors, Five Ten, Greener Grass Publishing, Good People Brewery, Jim and Nicks BBQ, Asana Threadworks, Black and White Magazine, Deadpoint Mag, Black Diamond, Evolv, Metolius, Friksion, Blue Water, La Sportiva, Scarpa, and more.

For more information, visit horsepensrocks.blogspot.com

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