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thelawgoddess

ouray ice festival

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.........................or to go skiing grin.gif

 

There is 50% chance I may be heading there in February but it will be part of 4 month road trip.

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Depending on conditions, I might head to Joe's Valley during that weekend. Ouray is maybe 4-5 hours driving time further from there. It's possible to catch a score, or more, of top-ropes in a day there (or so I've heard).

Do you have a place lined up to stay while there?

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i do, yes. with a bunch of slc guys. i just waited too long to buy a plane ticket so i could ride with them. frown.gif i'd fork out the extra for the air-ride if i didn't have this damned car problem to deal with!!! i was so looking forward to climbing ice in the dark after having downed a number of margaritas ...

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Hey freeclimb, when does Joe's and Ibex(?) shape up for reliable bouldering? I'm thinking of heading over that way, or the Happies, early to mid Feb. I know Happies would be good....

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tlg, I can safely assure you that their are plenty of opportunities to climb ice (in the dark or not) with the help of margaritas outside of ouray. In fact, doesn't climbing with a thermos of hot buttered yukon jack sound even better? wink.gif

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So go a little later in the season. There'll be fewer people there at a non-festival time, but that means it will just be crowded instead of a zoo.

But if you need to ice-socialize, there are other upcoming possibilities like the Roundup in Cody, Lilloeet, Chicks with Picks, Canmore, North of Superior, or Valdez icefests (among others further east).

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I'm flying from Seattle to Denver and driving to the Ouray Ice Festival, and I have a motel room. Airfare was only $173 RT. Let me know if you'd like to attend and share car/motel expenses with me. I'm flying out Thursday AM and returing Sunday PM.

 

I plan on top-roping and attending ice climbing clinics.

 

http://ourayicefestival.com/

 

Eddy

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