Colorado Journals

Ice Climbing in Ouray, Colorado

A February 2003 trip to Colorado by Izzyvet

Ice Climbing Photo, Ouray, Colorado More Photos
Quote: This was a return trip to ice climb in Ouray. Ouray has become somewhat a mecca for the sport. They have a huge ice-park with over 200 named climbs, all within walking distance of your hotel room. The easy access is key.
Box Canyon Lodge Photo, Ouray, Colorado
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Very simple hotel room, but the beauty of this place comes from the natural hot springs on the property. A series of hot tubs are built into the hill behind the property and they vary a bit in temperature. It's fun to swap around tubs until you find just the right one. They were never too crowded. Make sure you bring sandals and a robe, as there is usually snow out to the tubs.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2004

Box Canyon Lodge
45 Third Avenue
Ouray, Colorado 81427
(970) 325-4981

Ice climbing

Attraction

Ice Climbing Photo, Ouray, Colorado
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My second time ice climbing. I have a little bit of experience with rock climbing, but was a little hesitant to try ice climbing. After watching a few other beginners, I gave it a go.

We had a wonderful time and my husband tried it also. We did two climbs in the South Park area, which is about a 20-minute hike away from the main park.

Both of my climbs were top-roped, which makes it very safe. I had my brother and his friend set up most of the belays. They are very experienced climbers so there wasn't much to worry about.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 16, 2004