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IMAGE GALLERY: The 20th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

Jan. 13th 2015

What started as a small gathering of ice enthusiasts back in 1996 has turned into one of the world’s premier ice climbing events. The 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival hosted over 3,000 climbers this past weekend, from beginners to the world’s best. Our athletes continued to out climb the competition during the main event, where Will Gadd took 1st place in the Elite Mixed Climbing Competition, Sam Elias placed 4th and Matthieu Maynadier placed 6th, while Sarah Hueniken placed an impressive 2nd in the Elite Women’s competition.

With nearly 60 pairs of boots being demoed each day, it’s safe to say we had a successful week at the ice fest. So peruse our shots from Ouray to gather some pysch, because now’s the time to boot up and get outside.

Will Gadd flows up Mighty Aphrodite in the Lead Difficulty comp in his Rebel Ice boot.

Sarah Hueniken climbs her way to a second place finish.

Sam Elias reaches for a hold during the Lead Difficulty Comp.

People (and dog?) booting up for some climbing clinics.

Matthieu Maynadier competes in the Elite Men's comp.

Ouray ice in all its glory.

Ouray ice in all its glory.

The Ice Park was chock-full of climbers out for daily clinics.

Sasha DiGullian competing in the Rebel Ice competition.

Until next year...

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