Tag: Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray Ice Festival

If You Want To Learn, Teach

Ouray Ice Festival

I had the fortune of teaching a Novice Ice clinic at the Ouray Ice Festival this year on behalf of Millet. While I was incredibly nervous beforehand, it turned out to be extremely fun. My clinic was filled with a great group of climbers (they were rock stars and so positive) and it forced me to take a step back and understand why I do certain movements when I ice climb so that I could simply communicate the basics of form to those that may just be starting out on the ice.

17th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray Ice Festival

Last weekend marked the 17th Annual Ouray Ice Festival. Started by Jeff Lowe in 1996, each year, familiar faces return to the festival to climb, socialize, test out the latest gear, and watch amazing climbers power their way up the competition route.

Chicks With Picks Ice Climbing Week

Chicks With Picks at the Outlaw in Ouray

After Outdoor Retailer, I drove straight to Ouray, Colorado for a week of ice climbing with the infamous Chicks With Picks. This was my third year in a row of climbing with Chicks and I now consider it a given that I will attend every year. 

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