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Ouray Ice Competition 2008

 
Ouray Ice Competition 2008

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Object Title: Ouray Ice Competition 2008

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing

 

Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: Jan 14, 2008 / Jan 16, 2008

Object ID: 372853

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Hooray Ouray!

An awesome and amazing competition that is held every year in the small town of Ouray, CO. Some of the worlds best ice/mixed climbers gather to test themselves on a route and show off for spectators. This year only one person made it to the top of the M11+ test-piece comp route! Here are a few photo highlights.

Images


To the Top!

To the Top!

Topo of 2008 Comp Route

Topo of 2008 Comp Route

Guy Lacelle

Guy Lacelle

Dedication

Dedication

Typical Ice

Typical Ice

Tuna Roll Grip

Tuna Roll Grip

#16 Kickin\' Ass

#16 Kickin' Ass

Flawless Figure-Four

Flawless Figure-Four

Lower Section of the Comp Route 2008

Lower Section of the Comp Route 2008

Ines Papert

Ines Papert

Star of the Show

Star of the Show

Vendor Tents

Vendor Tents

One Tool and One Hand

One Tool and One Hand

Nearing the Top

Nearing the Top

Mmm... Tuna Rolls

Mmm... Tuna Rolls


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lcarreauAwesome ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

So this is how you guys and gals spend your time in Colorado.
I've never seen anything like it! Is it a large piece of
plywood hanging off the side of a bridge? Looks like fun! How
many people actually participated in the event??? Sweet.
Posted Jan 28, 2008 2:33 pm

Dan DaltonRe: Awesome ...

Dan Dalton

Hasn't voted

Heck yes! This is my prefered sport in the winter. Maybe not on logs and the 'diving board' (the plywood plank), but on rock with ice tools for sure. This is a great annual comp event that many people try to compete in. They narrow down the competitors in the pre-liminaries and only 16-20 make it for the finals. I think this year 50 tried, I hope to try next yeaer as well. This is very euro, if you peruse the web for ice competitions you will see even crazier things in Italy!
Posted Jan 28, 2008 7:28 pm

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