Fourth Annual 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell
2009 marks the fourth annual 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell. This year’s weekend of fun will kick off on September 25-27th, 2009, and promises to be the biggest and best yet. Hell is an endurance style climbing competition held at the ever popular Horseshoe Canyon Ranch near Jasper, Arkansas. Teams of two partner up and take to the steep, gritty sandstone to endure what can only be explained as severe fatigue, dehydration, bloody fingertips and an unforgettable climbing experience. These teams will have 24 continuous hours to put in as many clean climbs as humanly possible on the hundreds of sport and traditional routes on the Ranch. There is a point system for the various grades and all climbs must be put up on lead in clean style. Night climbing is key, and strategy is as important as fitness.
Hell began as a new concept to the world of climbing comps where the preference is typically power, strength and technique. 24HHH tests endurance, pain tolerance and mental stamina as you log continuous routes in a 24 Hour timeframe.
The growth that 24HHH has experienced over the first three years has been exponential. 2006 was our inception. It was born as an idea amongst some rag tag buddies from Oklahoma, started as a pipe dream and grew into 130 climbers, some cool swag and a write up in Rock and Ice. In 2007, registration numbers were forced to close at 194 for fear of overcrowding and 2008 was no different bringing hundreds of climbers and spectators from all over the country. Even a guy named Trotter from Canada came to test his game in this remote Arkansas canyon, and left having to meat hook his duffle bags to get home. Eh? 2009 is on the table. New routes at the ranch. New ideas. New faces and competitors. New year. New energy.
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