Watch out Ouray, CO, you are about to be invaded by a bunch of fabulous women. If you are a female ice climber or even just want to hang out with an entire town full of amazing women for the weekend, plan on heading to Ouray over March 8-10, 2013.
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.
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.