Very important information for all Triple Crown and Stone Fort competitors!
Important note about Stone Fort
The Stone Fort boulderfield will be closed Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26 to prepare for the competition. Boulderfield will reopen on Sunday October 28.
Friday Night October 26
Pre-registration will be held at The Crashpad in Chattanooga from 5pm to 8pm. We're holding pre-registration in conjunction with the Southeastern Climbers' Coalition's Buy Your Own Crag event. There will be Live and Silent Auctions, family friendly games and beer! Competitors will be able to PICK UP THEIR COMPETITION PACKET AND T-SHIRT. You'll also be able to purchase a custom Stone Fort pint for $5 for free beer from Chattanooga Brewing Co!
29 Johnson Street
Chattanooga TN 37408
Saturday Morning - day of the event - October 27
Please carpool! Competition judges will be on site to direct parking. To get there:
Montlake Golf and Country Cub
9104 Brow Lake Road
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
Morning of registration takes place from 7:00am - 8:30am. If you are registering the morning of the event, find the registration table to sign in and get your packet and t-shirt. The registration table will be located directly beside the Montlake Golf Clubhouse.
‘Fairway Boulders’ are open for this event!
Once again, Montlake will close the golf course during the event, and this will allow us access to the boulders that lie along the fairway! This includes the 45 degree wall, King Cobra boulder, Cloud Nine boulder and many others.
They will be open just for this competition!
The spectator fee will be $15 the day of the event. Tickets/Bracelets can be purchased at Rock/Creek—2 North Shore, Rock/Creek—at the Block, and at the Montlake Golf Course Clubhouse.
***Spectators will not be allowed to climb.
No dogs are allowed at Stone Fort! Please be respectful of the land-owners and leave your animals at home!
If you are under 18
You must download the Stone Fort waiver and have a parent fill it out and sign it. You must then bring it with you to registration on Friday night or Saturday morning. You will also need a guardian (over 18) to accompany you or your group the day of the event.
You will be given one free Stone Fort tee the morning of the event (or at pre-registration Friday night). If you wish to purchase extra tees, they will cost $15 each.
Bring a Harness
The Stone Fort has tons of great problems and many new ones—some of these require a top rope. Make sure to bring your harness so you can enjoy all that the stone fort has to offer.
Make sure to bring your drivers’ license if you’d like to demo a pair of climbing shoes from Butora, La Sportiva, Evolv, Five Ten, and Scarpa!
Lunch/Food and Drinks
No lunch will be provided at the boulders so bring any food and drink you may need.
However, there will be lots of concessions available for purchase during the event--so bring cash with you to the boulderfield. The money you spend on concessions supports the Montlake Golf Club.
The Stone Fort Stomp 4.2 Mile Race
Calling all runners! And, hardcore climber/runners that are up for a new category that we’ve dubbed the Cumberland Man and Woman!
As a standalone, this 4.2 mile course is an incredible cross country race! This is a challenging course with both steep and flat sections that will put all contenders to the test.
Run this race by itself. Or, for the ultimate category challenge, combine it with the star chaser category! Big prizes and the title of Cumberland Man await the top finishers!
If you've already registered for the climbing comp, you don't need to register for the race - it's included in your climbing registration fee.
Special thanks to Peak Fitness and Physical Therapy for sponsoring the Cumberland Man/Stone Fort Stomp for us!
Saturday Afternoon/Evening October 27
Turn in your Scoresheet
You will need to turn in your scoresheet at the entrance to the boulderfield no later than 4:30pm in order to place in the event. Any scoresheets turned in later will be disqualified. You are not required to turn in any scoresheet. We draw registration forms in order to give door prizes.
Beginning at 4:30pm, competitors and spectators will be treated to live music from a stage that will be located along the 18th fairway (adjacent to the boulderfield).
We're proud to announce 'Pullin' Strings' will be our band this year!
Dinner will be available for purchase.
*Montlake will be selling beer if you are of age. Just be sure to bring your id and cash. You’ll be able to use a debit card at the clubhouse. There will also be soft drinks, other beverages and snacks for purchase as well.
Black Diamond Arm Wrestling
That’s right! Black Diamond is sponsoring an arm wrestling comp. Are you well-heeled in bicep and shoulder power? Of course you are - you’re a freakin’ rock climber! Save some juice for this comp! BD has some big prizes set aside for the winners! Men and women will have categories.
There will be an SCC raffle. Sign up and take a chance on walking away with even more booty and support “the cause” at the same time.
There will also be an opportunity to join Wild Trails, the Southeastern Cimbers’ Coalition, the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition, the Access Fund, and the American Alpine Club. If you are not a member, stop being a lame chach and join. Make it your goal to become proactive this year.
The awards ceremony will begin immediately after the raffles are finished. There will be tons of door prizes! So, if you didn’t do so good at the comp, don’t miss it. You could still win big! We plan to complete the awards ceremony by sundown.
Crashpad - Chattanooga’s fantastic downtown hostel
Please see their website for more information.
We also recommend the below options for camping/hotels.
423-821-9403 or 1-800-823-2267
10 minutes from downtown
Tent sites ($18/night), cabins ($29-$55/night)
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take I-24 west and go about 4 miles to exit #174. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp then go 1.3 miles and the entrance will be on your left.
15 minutes from downtown
Tent sites, cabins, and cottages (call for rates – group discounts available)
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take I-24 west, travel into georgia and take the ramp to I-59 south toward Birmingham. Get off at exit 17 Sygo Road. Then follow the KOA signs to the campground.
20 minutes from downtown
Tent sites ($15.30/night)
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take US-27 N for approximately 13 miles. Take the Thrasher Pike exit and turn right on Thrasher Pike. Go 3.8 miles and turn left on Hixson Pike. Go 0.2 miles and turn right on Gold Point Cir N.
10 min from downtown
Primitive tent sites $25/2 people ($29 with water& electric) / cottages - $40-99
Directions: If northbound on I-75 take exit 1b. If southbound on I-75 take exit 1. In either case, go right at top of ramp, then turn left at light at Mack Smith Rd and go for 1/2 mile (see signs). Best Holiday Trav-l-Park is on the right, RVs enter at first driveway or third driveway.
T-Wall Campground (primitive camping)
20 minutes from downtown
Primitive camping, no amenities
Do not leave camp set up while gone (there have been theft problems in the past)
Directions: From downtown Chattanooga, take US-27 N for approximately 2 miles. Take the Signal Mountain Road exit. Take Signal Mountain Road approximately 1.5 miles and make a left onto Suck Creek Road. Go 4 miles and turn left on River Canyon Road (Mullens Cove Road) just after you cross over Suck Creek (if you start climbing the mountain you have missed the turn). Go approximately 6 miles and look for the T-Wall parking area on your left. Camping is allowed in the woods beyond the parking area.
For those looking for inside accommodations, get more information regarding hotels in the downtown Chattanooga area (all hotels in the downtown area are close to the launch/registration site).
Black Diamond is the presenting sponsor for the 2018 Triple Crown!
Drop by the Black Diamond booth to pick up a raffle ticket for some fantastic custom Black Diamond/Triple Crown gear! Proceeds from the raffle tickets will benefit the Southeastern Cimbers’ Coalition! Come by the booth, score a chance at a great prize and let these guys know how much you appreciate their support of the Triple Crown and your climbing access!