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Horse Pens 40 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Brad "Stonyman" Killough on Jan 23, 2008
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A great Bouldering spot/ one of the best in perhaps the world!! Fall and winter are the best times to visit HP40, and has three bouldering competition's a year/- Chandler Mountain Challenge, HP40 Rocks, Triple Crown Bouldering series!! The rock is sand rock and is some of the best sloper's in bouldering!! Say thank you to the Schultz family for saving this pristine area for pebble wrestlers to enjoy.

A new guidebook, HORSE PENS 40 Bouldering by Adam Henry, has recently been published. This guide lists topos and descriptions for all HP40 boulder problems.
This book is a must have for bouldering in the south!! Got mine, get yours!

Getting There 

From Chattanooga Tn. go Interstate 24 west to interstate 59 South and follow to hwy 231 and follow sign's to Horse Pen's 40. From Atlanta Ga. take interstate 20 to interstate 59 towards Attalla/Gadsden and get off at hwy 231 north and follow sign's to hp40!

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

293 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',120],['2 Stars',126],['1 Star',34],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horse Pens 40

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horse Pens 40:
Silky   V0 4     Boulder   Ten Pins Area
Night Fever   V1+ 5     Boulder   Deck Area/Front Slabs
Dope   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Supa Coola Area
Ring My Bell   V2 5+     Boulder   Deck Area/Front Slabs
The Stranger   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Spirit Area
Copa Cabana   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Ten Pins Area
Earth Wind & Fire   V3 6A     Boulder   Deck Area/Front Slabs
Bumboy   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   Supa Coola Area/ Millipede ...
Grooverider   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Turtle Rock/ Natural Boulde...
Spirit Problem   V3 6A     Boulder   Spirit Area
Panty Shields   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 6'   Turtle Rock Area/ Panty Shi...
Centerpede   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Supa Coola Area/ Millipede ...
The Beach   V4 6B     Boulder   Ten Pins Area
Lowdown   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Mulletino Boulder.
Mortal Combat   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Mortal Combat Area/ Mortal ...
Cuts Like a Knife   V5- 6C     Boulder, 15'   Slider Boulders : The Slider Boulder
Popeye   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Ten Pins Area
Hammerhead   V5 6C     Boulder   Deck Area/Front Slabs
Millipede   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 8'   Supa Coola Area/ Millipede ...
Mulletino   V7 7A+     Boulder   Mulletino Boulder.
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Featured Route For Horse Pens 40
Rock Climbing Photo: Mortal Combat

Mortal Combat V4 6B  Alabama : Horse Pens 40 : Mortal Combat Area/ Mortal ...
Great slabby arete problem. Climb using the right side of arete for yer feet and hands on arete. Just about a little over half way up, there is a shallow dish, this is as must have left foot smear for the final moves to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Alabama

Photos of Horse Pens 40 Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: from the overlook
from the overlook
Rock Climbing Photo: me on Slush Puppy (v4)
me on Slush Puppy (v4)
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Popeye (V5)
Me on Popeye (V5)
Rock Climbing Photo: Icicles on Hammerhead (14 Degree weather!!!)
Icicles on Hammerhead (14 Degree weather!!!)
Rock Climbing Photo: Up coming Benefit.
BETA PHOTO: Up coming Benefit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Corridor behind the stage.
Corridor behind the stage.
Rock Climbing Photo: HP40 Logo
HP40 Logo
Rock Climbing Photo: Granddaughter Kianna West going for the mantle wit...
Granddaughter Kianna West going for the mantle wit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Schultz Family
Schultz Family
Rock Climbing Photo: Rare Plant that is found only at Chandler Mountain
Rare Plant that is found only at Chandler Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Man with Slow Hand
Man with Slow Hand
Rock Climbing Photo: Brad Killough Aug. 2000
BETA PHOTO: Brad Killough Aug. 2000
Rock Climbing Photo: Crisfix V4
Crisfix V4
Rock Climbing Photo: Crack Pipe (v0)
Crack Pipe (v0)
Rock Climbing Photo: Cherrylaurel
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa Cecchini Horse Pens 40 Photo by Jarred Cleerd...
Lisa Cecchini Horse Pens 40 Photo by Jarred Cleerd...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shady Bluegrass and Pa-Paw Schultz provding some g...
Shady Bluegrass and Pa-Paw Schultz provding some g...
Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Rock
Elephant Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: CMC Boogey Wonderland
BETA PHOTO: CMC Boogey Wonderland
Rock Climbing Photo:  Mike Schultz
Mike Schultz
Rock Climbing Photo: Upcoming bouldering competition Feb. 6th
BETA PHOTO: Upcoming bouldering competition Feb. 6th
Rock Climbing Photo: Phyllis and Kianna working at the SRCFC tent @ slo...
Phyllis and Kianna working at the SRCFC tent @ slo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Granddaughter Kianna bouldering without shoes, LIL...
Granddaughter Kianna bouldering without shoes, LIL...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mrs Gina Schultz, behind the counter doing her thi...
Mrs Gina Schultz, behind the counter doing her thi...

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By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Nov 15, 2011
This page is being redone, so if you see a problem that doesn't have a picture put it on here.
By Rick Carpenter
From: Kenai, AK
Dec 1, 2011
Camping allowed?
By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Dec 1, 2011
Yes, check in at the camp store.
By Grady Jackson
From: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Jan 31, 2012
By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Feb 2, 2012
Great job.
By jmat
Feb 27, 2013
Does anybody know the name of this problem? and climber? I think her name is Angie. It was taken about 7 years ago at Bouldergrass. I was wanting to use this picture for something, and I don't have contact info to get permission to use her image.
Rock Climbing Photo: unknown photo and climber
unknown photo and climber
By Ryan McCorvey
From: Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 18, 2013
The problem looks like The Stranger. Don't know the climber though
By Tim T.
From: Westport, MA
Dec 6, 2015
How is the AT&T cell service at the camping area here at HP40?

Random question I know, but I'm currently supporting a life on the road by working remotely, and have been using my AT&T cell phone as a hotspot in order to get connected to the internet.

So, I am generally limited to climbing areas that also have decent cell service...

Could anyone by any chance post some speed test results for the camping area?

Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help!
By BirminghamBen
From: Birmingham, AL
Dec 7, 2015
Unscientifically, I get "full coverage", I.E. full-bars, most everywhere on Chandler Mountain with AT&T. No help on speed tests.

Edited to add, based on the update below, that I drive from the front side to the rear side of Chandler Mountain everyday. Only until I am on the far side, headed down the hill into the valley, do I drop coverage. I wouldn't say AT&T is "horrible"... Certainly pulls enough for phone, Pandora, and email...same if I head up the mountain and towards the lake.

Sorry you had a bad data experience, Tim T.
By Tim T.
From: Westport, MA
Dec 7, 2015
Thanks Ben, that data is better than nothing!

I think I'll give it a shot... and maybe post some speed test results once I get there for anyone who might be interested in the future.
By Tim T.
From: Westport, MA
Dec 14, 2015
AT&T coverage update:

Cell service at HP40 for AT&T is horrible....

Unless you are standing on The Overlook, there is no way you are getting "full coverage" through AT&T, especially at any of the camping areas.

Any nearby AT&T cell tower is located off the mountain(plateau), which causes any real signal to be blocked as soon as you move away from the edge of the cliffs.

Don't expect data speeds to exceed 2mbps, and you will be lucky if you get that...

On the other hand, there is a Verizon tower on top of the mountain, so Verizon service is amazing.

My initial Verizon DL speed was over 45mbps, one of the highest I have ever seen...

tldr; AT&T is horrible here, Verizon is awesome.
By Kent Dunham
From: Alberta
Aug 30, 2016
Anyone know what the situation is with the guidebook? I've looked online and it seems like its out of print.
By Hillbill
From: Indianapolis
Aug 30, 2016
One of the workers at HP40 said they stopped printing the guidebook because they are currently working on a new version.....coming soon?
By George Karaszi
Mar 21, 2017
New guidebook is available.. kinda upset with its edgy star system.. but what ever.!/Ho...

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