Monday, February 12, 2007

Ice Climbing

The 12th annual Ouray Ice Festival was held (Jan. 10 -14, 20007). Ouray is a town in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. Originally a mining town where prospectors were digging for gold and silver, Ouray is nowadays better known for the world’s first artificial ice climbing park.

The ice climbing park is located in Box Canyon and offers dozens of frozen waterfalls ranging form about 80 to 200 feet in height. Ice climbing in Ouray is free. The Ice Climbing Festival has become a major source of revenue for the area. The park is open until April 7, 2007.

For more information visit the Web site of The Ouray Ice Park.
Click here for the Ouray Webcam (updated every minute during daylight hours).
Click here for more info on how to learn ice climbing.