Hooray for Ouray

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It’s that time of year again when the climbing shoes and chalk bag find their place in the gear closet while the crampons and ice tools screech with the sound of a file sharpening their steel points. Yes, winter is finally here and in full glory with plenty of snow and cold temperatures, turning the most glorious of waterfalls into true sculptures … [Read more...]

All Mixed Up

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In the fall when the temperatures are trying to get below zero in the foothills of Colorado, the ice has no problem being hardened by the sub freezing temperatures in the high country above 10,000 feet. In most years the fall is one of the best seasons to climb ice routes due to the minimal snow pack on the approach and solid forming ice up high. … [Read more...]

Have an "Ice" Day

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In Colorado, the splendor and beauty of the outdoors is what makes it a haven for those who live for outdoor adventure. For most folks though, the winter months entail days and evenings by a cozy fire rather than an opportunity for exploration. … [Read more...]