The 2008 Ouray Ice Festival gets underway tomorrow and will run through Sunday. Over the course of those five days you’ll have the opportunity to take part in some very cool clinics as well as watch or compete in a number of ice climbing competitions.
The Ouray Ice Festival, which takes place each year in the Ice Park, located in Ouray, Colorado. As the festival has gained in popularity over the past 13 years, more and more people have come to both compete and watch the various events. It’s also a hot bed for gear manufacturers who like to show up, show off their gear, and mingle with crowd.
It’s fairly safe to say that Ouray has become the premiere ice climbing event in the United States, and this year looks to be no exception. Top climbers from around the World will descend on the area to take part in the challenging competitions and to test themselves on the incredible climbing conditions provided by the Ouray Ice Park. If you’re in the area, and looking for something to do, be sure to add this to your social calendar.