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We had a copy of Colorado Ice, Jack Roberts & Brian Litz, 2nd ed, Polar Star Publishing, 2005 (ISBN 0-9656109-1-8), which seemed to describe the park in detail. The Ouray Ice Park website also sells this book online. A recent copy of Rock & Ice seemed to have a more detailed list of routes in the South Park and New Funtier areas though.
Posted Feb 6, 2006 3:03 am

Liba KopeckovaHi

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

nice website - just a few information about approaches to Scottish Gullies - There is truly no sign stating here are Scottish Gullies, but one WI2 prominent gully is very easy to identify, and you can orient yourself from there. It is very close to the lower bridge. The routes are not very long, shorter than school room.
Descent: yes rappel, but there is also a fixed rope on the east side of the gorge, and you can just walk in.

Fingers - are easy to identify - lower than Scottish gullies, on dirt road, and there are long chains over this snow road - 6 several meters long chains right next to each other. There is also a walk down at the north end of Fingers (just behind the gazeboo) with fixed ropes.

Shithouse - another easy one to identify, the routes start behind the restrooms, just down from Fingers. YOu have to climb over a fence, there are little ladders set up there. Most people do not climb there since it is mostly WI5 and mixed stuff, and sometimes the ice is not that great - it does get a lot of sun. I like this area on busy days.

Gazebo wall - is the closest one to Ouray. I think the hike from ouray to the ice park is really nice one (can't believe seeing some people hiking along the road! that they would not prefer going this nice back way in). Again, very easy to identify since there is a large gazebo above the wall!
Posted Feb 19, 2011 7:54 pm

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