Registration Now Open!
The 2014 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics are now available for purchase. Click on this link to go to the Clinic Schedule and Shopping Cart.
In association with the Ouray Ice Park, Inc., we’re proud to offer the most unique ice climbing clinic schedule in North America. This year is one of the best line-ups ever with clinics taught by professional athletes and certified guides such as Conrad Anker, Steve House, Carlos Buhler, Vince Anderson, Jen Olson, our very own Dawn Glanc, Margot Talbot – and many, many more. Come and join us for North America’s iconic and 19th Annual Ouray Ice Climbing Festival January 9 – 12, 2014.
Which Clinic is Right for me?
Many would-be clinic participants query, “which clinics should I take”. With so many unique clinics to choose from, it can be tough to decide which clinics to take on which day. Here’s the inside scoop – you’re sure to learn something on any and all of the clinics or seminars that you sign up for. Don’t worry too much about whether or not you have the ability to participate in a Steep Ice Techniques clinic on Sunday morning, if you just did a Novice or Intermediate clinic the previous day. The fact is, you’re guaranteed to learn something new on each clinic – even if you can’t make it all the way up the climbs that are being used for the instruction.
Ice climbing is about challenging yourself to do something you may not have thought were possible. So what if you’ve only climbed ice a few times? The Ouray Ice Fest Clinics are a place to push yourself and learn something new from all the wonderful professional athletes and guides who come to instruct for the weekend.
From a practical sense, if you’ve never ice climbed before, or have minimal experience, then consider taking an Intro and a Novice Clinic or Seminar to get yourself started, but don’t be afraid to jump on an Intermediate, Steep Ice, or Learn to Lead Clinic as well. You’re guaranteed to learn something useful that you can apply towards your progression as a better ice climber, have fun, and meet a ton of like-minded climbers in the process.
As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-642-5389 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like some more detailed advice about the event. We look forward to seeing you this winter for what promises to be the best ice fest yet!
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