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2019 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics

San Juan Mountain Guides is the Official Concessionaire of the Ouray Ice Park, and each year in collaboration with the Ouray Ice Park Inc., organizes over 80 unique, informative, cutting-edge ice and mixed climbing clinics and seminars. Each clinic/seminar is taught by a mixture of professional athletes and guides – each of whom represent the very best in knowledge and instruction about the clinics we have scheduled them to teach. The clinics are provided and sponsored by vendors such as Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Scarpa, Gore-Tex, and many many more.

Ice Fest Clinic Information

The 2019 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics will be held January 24, 25, 26, & 27, 2019.

Clinic Schedules are available by navigating the tabs on this page, i.e. the “Fri. AM” tab corresponds to all the clinics that are available for registration on that day – Friday Morning, and so on and so forth for Saturday and Sunday. Check back often as there may be changes, updates, or additions to the clinic/seminar program.

Online Clinic Registration will begin at 0800 MST on Thursday November 29, 2018.

Clinic pricing this year is $79 for Non-Ice Park Members and $69 for Ice Park Members. Seminar pricing is $149 for Non-Ice Park Members and $139 for Ice Park Members (Click here to become a member of the Ouray Ice Park). $20 of your clinic registration fee will be donated to the Ouray Ice Park Inc. and will directly support ice park operations and initiatives – helping to make your experience at the Ouray Ice Park better than ever before!

How to Shop and Register for Clinics

All registrations must be done online on this website using the secure registration process. Simply shop which clinics you would like to buy, click the “Book This Clinic” button, follow the prompts, submit your payment and you are registered. Registrations are non-refundable and subject to availability. Once a clinic or seminar fills with the max number of participants it will be sold out but you will have the option to add yourself to the wait list.

Use the tabs below to navigate and view the clinics and seminars that are offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Ice Fest. There is a two week “window shopping” period before the clinic sales go live. Click “Book this Clinic” where indicated and it will add that product to your cart. Go through each day and add the clinics or seminars you want to attend, then when you are done click on “View Cart” and go through the registration process. You will have the option to register multiple attendees when you register for the clinics.

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

Friday January 25, 2019 – AM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete   Registration
1
Fri
0900-1130
Kitty Calhoun
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
2
Fri
0900-1130
Aaron Mulkey 
Steep Ice
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
3
Fri
0900-1130
Alan Rousseau
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
4
Fri
0900-1130
Rebecca Lewis
Novice Ice – Women’s Specific
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
5
Fri
0900-1130
Shingo Ohkawa
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
6
Fri
0900-1130
TBD
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
7
Fri
0900-1130
Vince Anderson
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
8
Fri
0900-1130
Andres Marin
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and professional athlete.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
9
Fri
0900-1130
Anna Pfaff
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
10
Fri
0900-1130
TBD
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
11
Fri
0900-1130
Marcus Garcia
Novice Ice – Efficiency of Movement
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels. Specific focus on how to move efficiently on ice.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
12
Fri
0900-1130
Sam Elias
Intro to Leading Ice
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
13
Fri
0900-1130
Dawn Glanc
Novice Ice – Focus on Your Footwork
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Specific emphasis will be placed on developing proper crampon technique for ice climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
14
Fri
0900-1130
Jayson Simons-Jones
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
15
Fri
0900-1130
Sarah Hueniken
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
16
Fri
0900-1130
Dale Remsberg
Intermediate Ice – Footwork Fundamentals
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Specific emphasis is placed on developing proper footwork technique and habits.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
17
Fri
0900-1130
Will Gadd
Advanced Ice
Learn advanced ice techniques from the pros. Topics and range from climbing technique and leashless tool climbing, to footwork and balance on steep ice. Exact topics are left up to the athlete and group.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Friday January 25, 2019 – PM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
18
Fri
1230-1500
Marcus Garcia
Intermediate Ice-Focus on your Footwork
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
 
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
19
Fri
1230-1500
Kitty Calhoun
Women’s Specific – Focus on Your Footwork
Learn to use your footwork and crampon technique on ice to maximize your ability to more confidently ice climb.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
20
Fri
1230-1500
Nathan Kutcher
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
21
Fri
1230-1500
Shingo Ohkawa
Novice Ice – Focus on Your Footwork
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Specific emphasis will be placed on developing proper crampon technique for ice climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
22
Fri
1230-1500
Aaron Mulkey
Skills for the Ice Leader
Learn essential skills for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes. Best suited for climber’s with previous ice leading experience.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
23
Fri
1230-1500
Patrick Ormond
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
24
Fri
1230-1500
Robert Jasper
Hard Ice
Learn to climb hard, steep, forearm pumping ice with ease. Essential techniques for becoming a better ice climber.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
25
Fri
1230-1500
Andres Marin
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and professional athlete.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
26
Fri
1230-1500
Jason Simons-Jones
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
27
Fri
1230-1500
Margo Talbot
Intro to Ice for Women
Learn to ice climb – Women’s specific. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
28
Fri
1230-1500
Chantal Astorga
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
29
Fri
1230-1500
Will Gadd
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
30
Fri
1230-1500
Graham Zimmer
man
Advanced Ice
Learn advanced ice techniques from the pros. Topics and range from climbing technique and leashless tool climbing, to footwork and balance on steep ice. Exact topics are left up to the athlete and group.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
31
Fri
1230-1500
Anna Pfaff
 Intro to Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
32
Fri
1230-1500
Alan Rousseau
Ice Anchors
Learn the fundamentals of ice anchors, top-rope anchor set ups, equalization, multi-point anchors and more from a professional athlete and IFMGA Guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
33
Fri
1230-1500
Vince Anderson Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
 34 Fri  1230-1500 bluewater.ropes.logo Dawn Glanc Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice
Increase your knowledge base, safety, efficiency, and speed on multi-pitch ice climbs by learning techniques from a professional athlete and AMGA Certified Guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
35 Fri 1230-1500 sterling_rope_logo_02  Dale Remsberg Intro to Ice Leading
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
36 Fri  1230-1500 bluewater.ropes.logo Chad Jukes Adaptive Ice Climbing – Paradox Sports
New for 2016. Paradox Sports and Marmot have teamed up to offer ice climbing for people with disabilities.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
37 Fri  1230-1500 Sarah Hueniken Intermediate to Advanced Techniques – Women’s Specific
Learn advanced techniques on how to climb steep terrain from Grade 3 up to Grade 5 and how to move more efficiently and confidently on moderate ice.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Saturday January 26, 2019 – AM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
38
Sat.
0900-1130
Dawn Glanc
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
39
Sat.
0900-1130
Janette
Heung
Using your Hips for Max Balance and Security on Ice
Expand your awareness of body positioning while climbing ice and learn to orient your hips and lower body to climb progressively more difficult ice.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
40
Sat.
0900-1130
Angela Hawse
Women’s Specific – Focus on Your Footwork
Learn to use your footwork and crampon technique on ice to maximize your ability to more confidently ice climb.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
41
Sat.
0900-1130
Marcus Garcia
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
42
Sat.
0900-1130
Clint Cook
Advanced Ice
Learn advanced ice techniques from the pros. Topics and range from climbing technique and leashless tool climbing, to footwork and balance on steep ice. Exact topics are left up to the athlete and group.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
43
Sat.
0900-1130
 Jess Roskelley
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
44
Sat.
0900-1130
Dale Remsberg
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
45
Sat.
0900-1130
David Allfrey
Intro to Ice Leading
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
46
Sat.
0900-1130
Chantal Astorga
Novice Ice – Women’s Specific
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
47
Sat.
0900-1130
Alan Rousseau
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and professional athlete.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
48
Sat.
0900-1130
Graham Zimmer
man
Intro to Ice Leading
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
49
Sat.
0900-1130
Aaron Mulkey
Skills for the Ice Leader
Learn essential skills for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes. Best suited for climber’s with previous ice leading experience.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
50
Sat.
0900-1130
bluewater.ropes.logo
Chad Jukes
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
51
Sat.
0900-1030
Kitty Calhoun
Ice Screw Placements & Anchors
Learn the fundamentals of ice screw placments and ice anchors from a professional athlete and guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
52
Sat.
0900-1130
Doug Shepherd
Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice
Increase your knowledge base, safety, efficiency, and speed on multi-pitch ice climbs by learning techniques from a professional athlete and Guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Saturday January 26, 2019 – PM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
53
Sat.
1230-1500
Anna Pfaff
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
54
Sat.
1230-1500
adidas.web
Marcus Garcia
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
55
Sat.
1230-1500
Clint Cook
Intermediate Ice – Balance & Efficiency
Learn the best body positioning and movement techniques on ice to maximize your ability to climb progressively more difficult routes without flaming out your forearms.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
56
Sat.
1230-1500
trango-ice-fest
Ari Novak
Novice Ice – Focus on Your Footwork
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Specific emphasis will be placed on developing proper crampon technique for ice climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
57
Sat.
1230-1500
Margo Talbot
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
58
Sat.
1230-1500
Doug Shepherd
Advanced Ice
Learn advanced ice techniques from the pros. Topics and range from climbing technique and leashless tool climbing, to footwork and balance on steep ice. Exact topics are left up to the athlete and group.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
59
Sat.
1230-1500
Dale Remsberg
Leading Steep Ice
Want to learn techniques to be calm and cool under pressure while leading ice routes rated WI 4 – 5? This is the clinic for you!
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
60
Sat.
1230-1500
Kitty Calhoun
Moderate Mixed for Women
Learn mixed climbing techniques from professional athlete.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
61
Sat.
1230-1500
Robert Jasper
Intro to Ice Leading
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
62
Sat.
1230-1500
Graham Zimmerman
Advanced Ice
Learn advanced ice techniques from the pros. Topics and range from climbing technique and leashless tool climbing, to footwork and balance on steep ice. Exact topics are left up to the athlete and group.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
63
Sat.
1230-1500
 Wade Spiner
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
64
Sat.
1230-1500
Alan Rousseau
Intermediate Ice – Leashless Climbing Techniques
Learn how to confidently and safely climb ice routes without the use of leashes on your ice tools. From body position and switching tools, to conserving energy.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
65
Sat
1230-1500
Angela Hawse
Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice
Increase your knowledge base, safety, efficiency, and speed on multi-pitch ice climbs by learning techniques from a professional athlete and Guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
 66  Sat  1230-1500 bluewater.ropes.logo  Chad Jukes Adaptive Ice Climbing – Paradox Sports
Paradox Sports and Marmot have teamed up to offer ice climbing for people with disabilities and all climbers that want to learn to adaptively climb ice.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
 67  Sat  1230-1500  Chantal Astorga Novice to Intermediate – Women’s Specific
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Build towards intermediate ice techniques as you progress through the clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Sunday January 27, 2019 – AM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
68
Sun
0900-1130
Sam Elias
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
69
Sun
0900-1130
adidas.web
Wade Spiner
Intermediate Ice – Moving with Efficiency
Learn the best body positioning and movement techniques on ice to maximize your ability to climb progressively more difficult routes without flaming out your forearms.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
70
Sun
0900-1130
Aaron Mulkey
Intermediate Ice – Footwork Fundamentals
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Specific emphasis is placed on developing proper footwork technique and habits.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
71
Sun
0900-1130
Andres Marin
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
72
Sun
0900-1130
bluewater.ropes.logo
Chad Jukes
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
73
Sun
0900-1130
Jess Rosskelly
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
74
Sun
0900-1130
Anna Pfaff
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
75
Sun
0900-1130
camp.logo Ryan Vachon
Leashless Climbing for Tool Techniques
Learn how to confidently and safely climb ice routes without the use of leashes on your ice tools. From body position and switching tools, to conserving energy.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
76
Sun
0900-1130
Patrick Ormond
Rescue Clinic: The Second
Rescuing the second. For the intermediate to advanced climber who wants to be able to assist an injured second by raising, defeating a plaquette to lower or even counterbalance rappell them to the ground.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
77
Sun
0900-1130
Marcus Garcia
Intermediate Mixed Climbing
Intermediate mixed climbing clininc. Learn the ins and outs of becoming a better mixed climbing from a professional athlete.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
78
Sun
0900-1130
Vince Anderson
Advanced Ice
Learn advanced ice techniques from the pros. Topics and range from climbing technique and leashless tool climbing, to footwork and balance on steep ice. Exact topics are left up to the athlete and group.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
79
Sun
0900-1130
Rebecca Lewis
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
80
Sun
0900-1130
Sarah Hueniken
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
81
Sun
0900-1130
Nathan Kutcher
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
82
Sun
0900-1130
Alan Rousseau
Intermediate to Advanced Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
83
Sun
0900-1130
adidas.web
Jayson Simons-Jones
Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice
Increase your knowledge base, safety, efficiency, and speed on multi-pitch ice climbs by learning techniques from a professional athlete and IFMGA Guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
84
Sun
0900-1130
Clint Cook
Skills for the Ice Leader
Learn essential skills for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes. Best suited for climber’s with previous ice leading experience.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
85
Sun
0900-1130
Graham Zimmerman
Intro/Intermediate Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
86
Sun
0900-1130
Ari Novak
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18 
87
Sun
0900-1130
bluewater.ropes.logo
Dawn Glanc
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn essential skills for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
 
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Friday January 25, 2019 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members: $139 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $149 pp
Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete     Registration
A
Fri
0930-1500
sterling_rope_logo_02
Jim Shimberg
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
B
Fri
0930-1500
Jess Rosskelly
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
C
Fri
0930-1500
Angela Hawse
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
D
Fri
0930-1500
Doug Shepherd
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
E
Fri
0930-1500

Jewell Lund
Learn to Lead Ice: Women’s Specific
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
F
Fri
0800-1500
Karsten Delap
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Skylight Area
Learn the fundamentals of backcountry ice climbing from a professional athlete and AMGA Certified Guide(s). An excellent opportunity to experience what the Ouray/Silverton area has to offer for backcountry ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
 
G
Fri
0800-1500
camp.logo
Nate Smith
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Ouray Area
Learn the fundamentals of backcountry ice climbing from a professional athlete. An excellent opportunity to experience what the Ouray area has to offer for backcountry ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
H
Fri
0930-1500
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Ryan Vachon
Mixed Climbing – Push Your Grades
Take your mixed climbing to the next level with this cutting edge full day seminar with a perennial competitor in the Ouray Ice Festival.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
I
Fri
0930-1500
adidas.web
Devo Derby
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Saturday January 26, 2019 – Full Day Seminars

Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete    Registration
J
Sat
0930-1500
Karsten Delap
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
K
Sat
0930-1500
Nikki Smith
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Similar to Intro to Ice clinic.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
L
Sat
0930-1500
sterling_rope_logo_02
Jim Shimberg
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
M
Sat
0930-1500
Margot Talbot
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
N
Sat
0800-1500
Elias Martos
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Skylight Area
Learn the fundamentals of backcountry ice climbing from a professional athlete and IFMGA Certified Guide. An excellent opportunity to experience what the Ouray area has to offer for backcountry ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
O
Sat
0800-1500
adidas.web
Jayson Simon-Jones
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Ouray Area
Learn the fundamentals of backcountry ice climbing from a professional athlete and IFMGA Mountain Guide. An excellent opportunity to experience what the Ouray area has to offer for backcountry ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
P
Sat
0930-1500
Shingo Ohkawa
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
Q
Sat & Sun
0930-1500
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Nate Smith
Fast n’ Light Alpinism
The Light & Fast Alpinism clinics are designed to go deep into the skills, strategies and tactics that help us distill the big mountains down to something we can climb faster and safer, ultimately allowing us to set our sights ever higher. This is a 2 day program that will continue on Sunday January 27.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Thursday January 24, 2019 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members – $189 pp Ice Park; $289 pp Backcountry
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members – $199 pp Ice Park; $299 pp Backcountry
Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete     Registration
T1
Thr
0730-1530
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Elias Martos
Guided Ascent: Whorehouse Ice Hose
Climb the classic Whorehouse Ice Hose in Silverton’s Eureka Canyon at a low ratio 2:1 with an AMGA Certified Guide.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
T2
Thr
0730-1530
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Sheldon Kerr
Guided Ascent: Skylight Area
Climb classics such as Choppo’s Chimney, The Skylight, and Slip Slidin’ Away and receive instruction in climbing backcountry ice with an AMGA Trained Guide at a 3:1 ratio.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
T3
Thr
0730-1530
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Micah Lewkowitz
Perfecting Ice Movement Skills
Unique and cutting edge instruction from SJMG Guide and local hardman ice climbing guru Micah Lewkowitz. Location: Ouray Ice Park.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
T4
Thr
0730-1530
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Chad Peele
Introduction to Ice Climbing
Want to learn to Ice Climb with good style and technique? AMGA Certified Alpine & Rock Guide Chad Peele will give you the tools necessary to climb efficiently and have fun while doing it. Location: Ouray Ice Park.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
T5
Thr
0730-1530
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Marcus Garcia
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Learn fundamentals of mixed climbing from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and coach of the US Youth National Team. Location: Ouray Ice Park
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
T6
Thr
0730-1530
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Andres Marin 
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18
T7
Thr
 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest  Clint Cook Guided Ascent: Stairway to Heaven
Climb the classic Stairway to Heaven in Silverton’s Eureka Canyon at a low ratio 2:1 with an IFMGA Certified Guide.

Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

T8
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 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest Steve Johnson Intermediate Ice Climbing
Want to learn to Ice Climb with good style and technique? Steve Johnson will give you the tools necessary to climb efficiently and have fun while doing it. Location: Ouray Ice Park.

Registration Begins 8am, 11/29/18

Important Information

If you are a Ouray Ice Park Individual Member for the 2018/2019 Season, you will receive $10 off each clinic or seminar.  There will be two prices to choose from during the check out process. Ice Park Members should choose the “OIP Member” price. All others should select the Non-OIP Members Price.  Selection of the OIP Members Price is on the climber’s honor code system!! 

Not a member?? Click here to purchase your Ouray Ice Park Membership today!

You will register and pay online, then receive a confirmation via email shortly afterwards. This means you registered for the clinics listed in that email. If you need to make changes to your registration, please contact us at [email protected] and provide your order confirmation number.

In your confirmation email there will be a prompt to fill out our Acknowledgement of Risks and Liability Waiver Online. This must be done prior to the start of the Ouray Ice Festival or your space in the clinics will not be confirmed!!

There will be an additional Final Clinic Information email sent out to all clinic participants one week prior to the start of the Ice Fest on January 18, 2019.

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS for Ouray Ice Festival Clinics. If you need to cancel your clinic registration, please notify us by email. If we are able to fill your spot, a voucher towards a future trip with SJMG (less a 20% re-booking fee) will be issued.

Clinic & Seminar Descriptions

Clinics are 2.5 hours long. There will be between 6-8 participants in each climbing clinic. Up to 10 in non-climbing clinics. These will be instructed by one Sponsor Athlete per clinic.

Seminars are 5.5 hours long. There will be 8 participants in each seminar. Seminars will be instructed by one Sponsor Athlete, there will also be a SJMG Guide assigned to each Seminar.

Half Day Clinics are $79, Full Day Seminars are $149.  Backcountry Full Day Seminars are $229.  Ouray Ice Park Members will receive $10 off each clinic or seminar they register for.

Clinics will be held in the Schoolroom, Trestle, Kids Wall, Popsicle, Fingers, and Scottish Gullies areas. Seminars will be in South Park and the New Funteer areas. All of these areas will be closed to the public and competitors all day Friday and Saturday, and until 12pm on Sunday.

At The Ice Fest

Make sure you have all your gear together at least 15 minutes before the start of your clinic. To get a Festival gear card to demo gear from sponsors, go to the Festival Information Booth with your Driver’s License and Credit Card. Once you have your Gear Card, go to the different Sponsors to demo all of the required gear. We recommend you bring your own gear as well if you have it, especially harness and helmet.

Once you have all your gear together, go to the appropriate clinic sponsor tent. i.e. if you registered for Clinic #3 Intermediate Ice. La Sportiva. Dale Remsberg. FRI 0900 – Go To the La Sportiva tent at 0845 with your gear, ready to sign a release form and head out.

REQUIRED PARTICIPANT EQUIPMENT LIST (for climbing, anchor, and other on-rope clinics)

UIAA Certified Climbing Helmet
UIAA Certified Climbing Harness
2 Ice Tools
Crampons
Ice Climbing Boots
Belay Device and locking Carabiner

 

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