Horse Pens 40
About Horse Pens 40:
Where else can friction grab up endless slabs, crimp out solid roofs, slap for that devious sloper, and finish the day with a cold one at the restaurant just yards from the boulders?
Horse Pens 40 was reopened by the Schultz family in 2002, after years of restricted access. Click here for an open letter from the new owners to climbers. They are ready to take your 3 bucks and let you boulder till your tips bleed.
This is easily the BEST boulderfield in the Southeast, with acres and acres of high quality boulders packed right next to each other. It is only a short drive from the interstate. There is a campground right next to the boulders. The boulders here are bullet-hard sandstone, shaped into unusual formations by wind and especially water (the infamous WATERGROOVE). Horse Pens 40 is the premier bouldering destination for the deep South.
Camping beta: the camping costs $8/night/person but that does include your climbing fee. You get some nice amenities including showers, flush toilets, and even electrical hookups. Plus you'll be camping only 30 feet from the boulders.
DOGS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED in HP40. Please respect the landowners and leave the pup at home.
|Nearest town or city:||Gadsden|
|Directions:||Located 5 minutes from I-59 at the Ashville/Oneonta exit; or 15 minutes from Oneonta via Hwy 231. Click here for a downloadable guide with directions to the area.
NOTE: Although the largest town close to HP40 is Gadsden, HP40 is really located near the towns of Oneonta and Ashville
|Latitude, Longitude:||33.92095, -86.30968|
|Access Issues:||None whatsoever|
|When to Climb:||Summer|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Year|
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|Topo||rwh111290||0||Apr 02 2010, 6:19 PM|
|off-days at hp 40||fly.priddy||6||Jan 19 2011, 11:42 PM|
|HP40 - High life area topos||Valarc||4||May 20 2008, 1:16 AM|
|Lost Camelback at HP40||justroberto||1||Feb 05 2008, 11:39 AM|
|Top Roping?||plvltr.205||2||Nov 12 2007, 10:57 PM|
|Hp 40||vertical_reality||0||Aug 02 2006, 7:46 AM|
|HP40 in july. too hot?||rex_kwan_do||5||Apr 19 2006, 10:59 PM|
|Uniball||jeapord||7||Feb 24 2008, 11:07 PM|
|Thanksgiving at HP40||iltripp||10||Nov 18 2005, 11:00 AM|
|How much is boulderween||endlessfall||1||Oct 24 2005, 10:24 PM|
|HP-40 or Vicinity 01/16/05????||ericfrommichigan||2||Jan 15 2005, 8:54 PM|
|HP40 free camping?||fredrogers||3||Aug 06 2007, 10:15 PM|
|HP40 in the wintertime||iltripp||7||Dec 02 2004, 3:00 PM|
|Bloulder Grass||herchelp||3||Mar 16 2004, 7:21 PM|
|How sweet is HP40?||les||10||Apr 29 2005, 3:19 AM|