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2022 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics

The 2022 Ouray Ice Festival will be held January 20 – 23, 2022. More information about clinics and other programs will be forthcoming shortly. Stay tuned!!

How to Shop and Register for Clinics

To sign up for a seminar for any of the weekends listed above, please use the secure registration process on this website. Simply shop which seminars you would like to buy, click the “Register” button, follow the prompts, and submit your payment. You will have the option to register multiple attendees when you register for the seminar. You will receive a confirmation email with a successful registration. Registrations are non-refundable and subject to availability.

The tabs below feature clinics available for sale. These tabs are still being updated as athletes and sponsors finalize their availability.

OIP Member Discount Code

You will receive the discount code on seminars from the Ouray Ice Park Inc. Please contact them directly to receive the code. Use of this discount code is for you only! If you are registering multiple attendees for a specific clinic or seminar and want to receive the Ice Park Membership discount then each person you are registering must be an Ice Park Member! This is on the climber’s honor code, but will be validated before the start of seminar! Your membership greatly enhances the ability of the Ouray Ice Park Inc. to function and make new ice each season.  Thank you for your support!!

Please contact the Clinic Manager at [email protected] with any questions

Friday January 8th- January 10th, 2021 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members: $229 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $239 pp
Due to variable travel restrictions, athletes are subject to change.

 

Seminar# Day Time Sponsor Athlete   Registration
F1
Fri
0930-1500
TBD
Intro to Ice
Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing. Suitable for beginners.
F2
Fri
0930-1500
Andres Marin
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
S1
Sat
0930-1500
Sam Elias
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques on routes ranging from M5-M9.
S3
Sat
0930-1500
Manoah Ainuu
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
S4
Sat
0930-1500
Jackson Marvell
Advanced Ice
Learn movement strategies for steep ice, thin ice, pillars, and more. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 5 range.
Sn1
Sun
0930-1500
Dawn Glanc
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Sn2
Sun
0930-1500
Clint Cook
Backcountry Ice Fundamentals
Gain knowledge to take to the backcountry: ice protection, anchor consideration, reading ice conditions, efficient movement on lead.
Sn3
Sun
0930-1500
Heidi Wirtz
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.

Wednesday January 6th- Thursday January 7th, 2021

Seminar# Day Time Sponsor Athlete   Registration
W1
Wed
0800-1500
Elias Martos
Guided Ascent of Whorehouse Hoses
Multi-pitch WI4 in Eureka CO
W2
Wed
0800-1500
Pat Ormond
Guided Ascent of Horsetail Falls
Multi-pitch WI4 in Ouray CO
Th1
Thu
0800-1500
Dawn Glanc
Backcountry Intro to Ice
Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing in Ouray’s backcountry.
Th2
Thu
0800-1500
Elias Martos
Guided Ascent of Charmin Tube
Multi-pitch WI4 in Ouray CO

Friday January 22nd- January 24th, 2021 – Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $109 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $119 pp
Due to variable travel restrictions, athletes or clinic groupings are subject to change.

 

 

Clinic# Day Time Sponsor Athlete   Registration
F1
Fri
0800-1130
Vince Anderson
Intro to Ice
Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing. Suitable for beginners.
F2
Fri
0800-1130
Andres Marin
Movement Technique- Moving with Efficiency
Learn how to move safely but quickly, reduce number of swings, open your grip, and more, in this clinic focused on gaining efficiencies ice climbing.
F3
Fri
1230-1600
Vince Anderson
Movement Technique- Climbing Steep Ice
Learn how to move efficiently and conserve energy when climbing steep ice with few natural rests.
F4
Fri
1230-1600
Andres Marin
Intermediate Ice
Progress beyond the fundamentals of ice climbing, learning movement efficiencies on WI4 terrain.
S2
Sat
0800-1130
Elias Martos
Intro to Ice
Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing
S3
Sat
0800-1130
Dawn Glanc
Intermediate Ice
Progress beyond the fundamentals of ice climbing, learning movement efficiencies on WI4 terrain.
S4
Sat
1230-1600
Elias Martos
Movement Technique- Climbing Steep Ice
Learn how to move efficiently and conserve energy when climbing steep ice with few natural rests.
S5
Sat
1230-1600
Dawn Glanc
Movement Technique- Breaking Bad Habits
Learn about common mistakes for ice climbers and how to correct them.
S6
Sat
1230-1600
TBD
Intermediate Ice
Progress beyond the fundamentals of ice climbing, learning movement efficiencies on WI4 terrain.
Sn1
Sun
0800-1130
Dawn Glanc
Basics of Backcountry Ice
Understand all that’s required to ice climb in the backcountry, from protection to anchors. Clinic takes place in OIP.
Sn2
Sun
0800-1130
Grant Kleeves
Intermediate Ice
Progress beyond the fundamentals of ice climbing, learning movement efficiencies on WI4 terrain.
Sn4
Sun
1230-1600
Dawn Glanc
Movement Technique- Moving with Efficiency
Learn how to move safely but quickly, reduce number of swings, open your grip, and more, in this clinic focused on gaining efficiencies ice climbing.

Unfortunately we’ve elected not to host ice fest clinics in February. Our decision not to continue with dispersed clinics is largely informed by participant and athlete travel uncertainty and the resultant logistical issues. We look forward to seeing all the ice fest participants next winter!