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“Casual ice climbing”
Review of Ouray Ice Park

Ouray Ice Park
Ranked #18 of 35 things to do in Ouray
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Owner description: Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge in Ouray, Colorado, the Ouray Ice Park was opened in 1995 as the world's first park devoted exclusively to the sport of ice climbing. Climbing in the park is free. A small band of volunteers developed the Park utilizing a unique set of assets found perhaps only in Ouray. Come learn how to Ice Climb in the best Ice Climbing Park in the world!
Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Casual ice climbing”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Easy ice climbing with hero ice. It was warm and the ice was plastic. Very little dinner plating, and I found the climbing wet and easy, even though it was my first ice climbing trip of the year. The screws went in and out easily.
We mostly top roped as you walk along the top and lower into the canyon. There are bolted chains along the top and you should bring your top roping slings. There were a lot of newbies and this is not your average outdoor adventure experience. Think ice climbing gym...

Visited February 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pictures cannot describe what this looks like in December”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Was here for the Annual Ice Climbing Festival never have done it before and will do it again. To putting on all the gear and climb straight up a wall words cannot not describe the feeling. To the snow on the mountains and the trees and such wonderful people. Nice quiet town with a lot to offer and the million dollar highway that hopefully you can drive on if there is not a blizzard. Take the trip have some fun and be sure to check out the Hot Springs.. Enjoy

Visited December 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

EASY access to a HUGE VARIETY of ice climbing. Plenty of choices from top-roping to lead to mixed climbing. Great resource!

Visited December 2013
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Colorado
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115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

A short walk from the road are some fantastic views of the Ice Park. I am not interested in climbing it but enjoyed looking at the beautiful icicles and ice formations. Gorgeous to look at.

Visited December 2013
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Ouray
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Getting crowded”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I was there this past winter the weekend after Ice Fest, and it was so crowded I couldn't believe it. An ice farmer said there were five hundred people in the park. They have over promoted the ice park, so now it seems very crowded.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Jamie J
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