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2020 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics

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 “Register” button, follow the prompts, submit your payment and you are registered. Registrations are non-refundable and subject to availability.

Use the tabs below to navigate and view the clinics and seminars that are offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Ice Fest. Click “Register” 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.

Our system does not remove tickets or spots from inventory until you COMPLETE A PURCHASE. This means YOUR TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BY SOMEONE ELSE WHILE THEY ARE IN YOUR CART. We recommend you PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ONE or TWO CLINICS AT A TIME to improve the chances that you get tickets to your first choice clinic before someone else purchases them while you shop.

OIP Member Discount Code

You will receive the discount code on clinics 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 your clinic!! 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 24th, 2020 – AM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete   Registration
1
Fri
0900-1200
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.
2
Fri
0900-1200
Aaron Mulkey 
Steep Ice
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
3
Fri
0900-1200
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.
4
Fri
0900-1200
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.
5
Fri
0900-1200
Nikki Smith
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
6
Fri
0900-1200
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.
7
Fri
0900-1200
Vince Anderson
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
8
Fri
0900-1200
Sam Elias
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and professional athlete.
9
Fri
0900-1200
Graham Zimmerman
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
10
Fri
0900-1200
Ryan Vachon
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
11
Fri
0900-1200
Marcus Garcia
Novice Ice – Efficiency of Movement
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique. Specific focus on how to move efficiently on ice.
12
Fri
0900-1200
Andres Marin
Intro to Leading Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
13
Fri
0900-1200
Ian Middleton
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.
14
Fri
0900-1200
Tom Livingstone
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
15
Fri
0900-1200
To Be Announced
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
16
Fri
0900-1200
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.
17
Fri
0900-1200
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.
18
Fri
0900-1200
Liam Foster
Intro to Dry Tooling
Curious about the sport of dry tooling? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to dry tooling climbing.

Friday January 24th, 2020 – PM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
19
Fri
1300-1600
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.
 
20
Fri
1300-1600
Kitty Calhoun
Intermediate Ice- Women’s Specific
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
21
Fri
1300-1600
Nathan Kutcher
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
22
Fri
1300-1600
Nikki Smith
Novice Ice 
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
23
Fri
1300-1600
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.
24
Fri
1300-1600
Graham Zimmerman
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
25
Fri
1300-1600
Carlos Buhler
Hard Ice
Learn to climb hard, steep, forearm pumping ice with ease. Essential techniques for becoming a better ice climber.
26
Fri
1300-1600
Marcus Garcia
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and professional athlete.
27
Fri
1300-1600
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.
28
Fri
1300-1600
To Be Announced
Intro to Ice Women’s Specific
Learn to ice climb – Women’s specific. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
29
Fri
1300-1600
Tom Livingstone
Intro to Ice
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
30
Fri
1300-1600
Clint Cook
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.
31
Fri
1300-1600
To Be Announced
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.
32
Fri
1300-1600
David Allfrey
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
33
Fri
1300-1600
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.
34
Fri
1300-1600
Dave Furman Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
 35 Fri 1300-1600 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.
36 Fri 1300-1600 sterling_rope_logo_02  Dale Remsberg Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
37 Fri 1300-1600 Maureen Beck Adaptive Ice Climbing 
Learn to ice climb with emphasis on learning styles for participants with disabilities.
38 Fri 1300-1600 Ian Middleton 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.  Specific emphasis will be placed on developing proper crampon technique for ice climbing.

Saturday January 25th, 2020 – AM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
39
Sat.
0900-1200
To Be Announced
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
40
Sat.
0900-1200
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.
41
Sat.
0900-1200
Angela Hawse
Intermediate Ice-Focus on Your Footwork- Women’s Specific
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range. Learn to use your footwork and crampon technique on ice to maximize your ability to more confidently ice climb.
42
Sat.
0900-1200
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.
43
Sat.
0900-1200
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.
44
Sat.
0900-1200
 Allison Roskelley
Novice Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
45
Sat.
0900-1200
Karsten Delap
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
46
Sat.
0900-1200
Dave Furman
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
47
Sat.
0900-1200
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Sheldon Kerr
Novice Ice- Women’s Specific
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
48
Sat.
0900-1200
Alan Rousseau
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from a perennial Ouray Ice Fest competitor and professional athlete.
49
Sat.
0900-1200
Graham Zimmer
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Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
50
Sat.
0900-1200
Eli Helmuth
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.
51
Sat.
0900-1200
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Chad Jukes
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
52
Sat.
0900-1200
Kitty Calhoun
Ice Screw Placements & Anchors
Learn the fundamentals of ice screw placements and ice anchors from a professional athlete and guide.
53
Sat.
0900-1200
Heidi Wirtz
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.

Saturday January 25th, 2020 – PM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
54
Sat
1300-1600
Manoah Ainuu
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
55
Sat
1300-1600
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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.
56
Sat
1300-1600
Dawn Glanc
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.
57
Sat
1300-1600
Ari Novak
Intro to 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.
58
Sat
1300-1600
To Be Announced
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
59
Sat
1300-1600
Alan Rousseau
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.
60
Sat
1300-1600
Karsten Delap
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!
61
Sat
1300-1600
Will Gadd
Moderate Mixed
Learn mixed climbing techniques from professional athlete.
62
Sat
1300-1600
Carlos Buhler
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
63
Sat
1300-1600
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.
64
Sat
1300-1600
 Wade Spiner
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
65
Sat
1300-1600
Eli Helmuth
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.
66
Sat
1300-1600
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.
 67  Sat 1300-1600 bluewater.ropes.logo  Chad Jukes Adaptive Ice Climbing 
Ice climbing for people with disabilities and all climbers that want to learn to adaptively climb ice.
 68  Sat 1300-1600  Dale Remsberg Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.

Sunday January 26th, 2020 – AM Half Day Clinics

Ouray Ice Park Members: $69 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $79 pp
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete Registration
69
Sun
0900-1200
Emily Harrington
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
70
Sun
0900-1200
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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.
71
Sun
0900-1200
Ryan Vachon
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
72
Sun
0900-1200
Andres Marin
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
73
Sun
0900-1200
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Chad Jukes
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
74
Sun
0900-1200
Carlos Buhler
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
75
Sun
0900-1200
Dale Remsberg
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.
76
Sun
0900-1200
Ian Middleton
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes..
77
Sun
0900-1200
Karsten Delap
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 rappel them to the ground.
78
Sun
0900-1200
Marcus Garcia
Intermediate Mixed Climbing
Intermediate mixed climbing clinic. Learn the ins and outs of becoming a better mixed climbing from a professional athlete.
79
Sun
0900-1200
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.
80
Sun
0900-1200
Rebecca Lewis
Intro to Ice Climbing- Women’s Specifc
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
81
Sun
0900-1200
Vince Anderson
Intermediate Ice- Leashless 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.
82
Sun
0900-1200
Nathan Kutcher
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
83
Sun
0900-1200
Shingo Ohkawa
Intermediate Ice- Focus on Your Footwork
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Specific emphasis is placed on developing proper footwork technique and habits.
84
Sun
0900-1200
Heidi Wirtz
Steep Ice Techniques
Learn techniques to climb steeper ice climbs rated in the WI4+ – 5 range.
85
Sun
0900-1200
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.
86
Sun
0900-1200
Aaron Mulkey
Intro to Intermediate Mixed Climbing
Curious about the sport of mixed climbing? Learn essential techniques for transitioning from ice climbing to mixed climbing.
87
Sun
0900-1200
Ari Novak
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
88
Sun
0900-1200
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Dawn Glanc
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn essential skills for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.

Friday January 24th, 2020 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members: $139 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $149 pp
Backcountry Seminars: $229 pp
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete     Registration
A
Fri
0930-1500
Tyler Kempney
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
B
Fri
0930-1500
Alli Rosskelley
Novice Ice
Best suited for ice climbers with some or limited previous experience looking to brush up on their technique.
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.
D
Fri
0930-1500
To Be Announced
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
E
Fri
0930-1500

Heidi Wirtz
Learn to Lead Ice- Women’s Specific
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
F
Fri
0800-1500
Karsten Delap
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Intermediate
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.
G
Fri
0800-1500
Elias Martos
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Intro to Novice
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.
H
Fri
0930-1500
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Chris Snobeck
Mixed Mastery
Take your mixed climbing to the next level. This unique clinic is best attended by those with some previous experience or exposure to mixed climbing. *This seminar is offered at a lower ratio – 6 participants and 2 instructors. This offers additional terrain flexibility and instruction time for participants.
I
Fri
0930-1500
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Wade Spiner
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.

Saturday January 25th, 2020 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members: $139 pp
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members: $149 pp
Backcountry Seminars” $229 pp

 

Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete    Registration
J
Sat
0930-1500
Maureen Beck
Intro to Ice Climbing
Learn to ice climb. Suitable for all ages and ability levels.
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.
L
Sat
0930-1500
Jayson Simons Jones
Intermediate Ice
Learn to climb progressively steeper ice with efficiency and confidence. Terrain difficulty will be on routes in the WI 4/5 range.
M
Sat
0930-1500
Sheldon Kerr
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn “best practices” for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes.
N
Sat
0800-1500
Elias de Andres Martos
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Intro to Intermediate
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.
O
Sat
0800-1500
Ian Middleton
Backcountry Ice Climbing- Intermediate +
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.
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.
Q
Sat & Sun
0930-1500
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Kristin Arnold
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.

Wednesday January 22, 2020 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members – $189 pp Ice Park; $309 pp Ouray/Silverton Backcountry; $339 pp Telluride Backcountry
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members – $199 pp Ice Park; $319 pp Ouray/Silverton Backcountry; $349 Telluride Backcountry
Check Out quickly to get your preferred clinics/seminars. Spots are not confirmed until payment has been completed.
Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete     Registration
W1
Wed
0730-1530
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Jayson Simons-Jones
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 IFMGA Mountain Guide. Location: Ouray, CO. Client to Guide Ratio: 3:1
W2
Wed
0700-1530
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Elias Martos
Guided Ascent: Stairway to Heaven
Climb one of Colorado’s iconic ice routes with one of our most requested guides! 5 pitches of ice climbing up to WI 4 in difficulty. Location: Eureka Canyon, Silverton, CO. Client to Guide Ratio: 2:1
W3
Wed
0700-1530
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Chad Peele
Guided Ascent: Whorehouse Ice Hose
Climb one of Colorado’s iconic ice routes with an AMGA Certified Guide. 3 -4 pitches up to WI 4 in difficulty. Location: Eureka Canyon, Silverton, CO. Client to Guide Ratio: 2:1
W4
Wed
0700-1530
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Patrick Ormond
Guided Ascent: Ames Ice Hose
Climb the mega classic Ice Hose in Telluride with an IFMGA Mountain Guide. 3 pitches up to WI 5 in difficulty. Location: Telluride, CO. Client to Guide Ratio: 2:1
W5
Wed
0700-1530
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Clint Cook
Skylight Area Mixed Climbing Clinic
The Skylight area on Camp Bird Road is host to a number of excellent new dry tool and mixed climbing routes. Learn from local IFMGA Mountain Guide Clint Cook . Location: Telluride, CO. Client to Guide Ratio: 3:1
W6
Wed
0700-1530
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Andrew Plagens 
Guided Ascent: Horsetail Falls
Climb one of Ouray’s classic ice routes with an AMGA Certified Guide. 4 pitches up to WI 4- in difficulty. Location: Ouray, CO. Client to Guide Ratio: 2:1
W7
Wed
0730-1530
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Kristin Arnold 
Introduction to Ice Climbing
Want to learn to Ice Climb with good style and technique? Kristin Arnold will give you the tools necessary to climb efficiently and have fun while doing it! Location: Ouray Ice Park
W8
Wed
 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest Sheldon Kerr Intermediate Ice Climbing
Want to learn to Ice Climb with good style and technique? Sheldon will give you the tools necessary to climb efficiently and have fun while doing it. Location: Ouray Ice Park.

Thursday January 23, 2020 – Full Day Seminars

Ouray Ice Park Members – $189 pp Ice Park; $309 pp Backcountry
Non-Ouray Ice Park Members – $199 pp Ice Park; $319 pp Backcountry
Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete     Registration
T1
Thr
0730-1530
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Micah Lewkowitz
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 IFMGA Mountain Guide at a 3:1 ratio.
T2
Thr
0730-1530
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Sheldon Kerr
Novice Ice Climbing
Designed to bridge between the Intro and Intermediate difficulty levels, the Novice Ice Climbing Seminar is perfect for those with some previous experience but would like to refresh their skills before heading on to a more advanced program. Location: Ouray Ice Park.
T3
Thr
0730-1530
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Patrick Ormond
Perfecting Ice Movement Skills
Unique and cutting edge instruction from SJMG Guide and local hardman ice climbing guru and IFMGA Guide Patrick Ormond. Location: Ouray Ice Park.
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.
T5
Thr
0730-1530
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Dawn Glanc
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Learn fundamentals of mixed climbing from a certified guide and professional athlete. Location: Ouray Ice Park
T6
Thr
0730-1530
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Clint Cook 
Learn to Lead Ice
Learn best practices for leading ice climbs and techniques to boost your confidence leading ice routes. Learn from an IFMGA Guide and one of Ouray’s most experienced mountain guides. Location: Ouray Ice Park.
T7
Thr
 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest  Elias Martos Multi-Pitch Application
A unique new seminar focused on helping you to gain skills for multi-pitch ice routes. Topics include anchors, belays, leading strategies, descent methods and more.
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 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest Andrew Plagens Intermediate Ice Climbing
Want to learn to Ice Climb with good style and technique? Andrew will give you the tools necessary to climb efficiently and have fun while doing it. Location: Ouray Ice Park.

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 an opportunity to enter a coupon code during the check out process. Ice Park Members are emailed this coupon code. Please contact the Ouray Ice Park if you have not received your coupon code.

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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Online Registration

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Or, call 800.642.5389 to register

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