Dawson Wheeler and Clint Powell talked with Jim Horton and Chad Wykle about Hound Ear's 25th year and how the Bouldering Competition originated. Shortly after Hound Ears Chad and Jim formed the series known as the Triple Crown Bouldering Series. The three Bouldering Comps in three states have now become one of the biggest series in the United States.
The goal of the Triple Crown is twofold.
First and foremost, the mission is to raise funds for two organizations dedicated to maintaining climbers' access: the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and the Carolina Climbers Coalition. These two organizations have been instrumental in the acquisition of land for the climbing community, in a region that is riddled with access issues.
Secondly, this unique event will once again provide a tremendous opportunity for vendors to promote the sport of bouldering, which has quickly become the focus of the ever growing climbing community.
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