February 24, 2009
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard of Ouray, CO? The sleepy little mining town in Southwest Colorado has become a mecca of ice climbing in the USA.
A decade ago the town used to shut down for the winter - Telluride was too far away and the natural hot springs within the town itself just weren’t worth the trip to get to in mid-winter. That has all changed since the Ouray Ice Park was created. Now each weekend sees hundreds of ice climbers make the pilgrimage to Ouray.