Journal: Ice Climbers

On February 7, my best friend Mike and I took a drive to Ouray, home of the Ouray Ice Park.  Spanning one mile of the Uncompahgre Gorge, the Ouray Ice Park has 200+ routes up both natural and man-made ice formations.  For the past 18 years, the park has hosted North America's largest ice festival, attracting some of the world's best climbers.  A number of platforms around the gorge provide ideal vantage points for watching the climbers.

Spanning one mile of the Uncompahgre Gorge, the Ouray Ice Park has 200+ routes up both natural and man-made ice formations. &...

Climber, Ouray Ice Park

Spanning one mile of the Uncompahgre Gorge, the Ouray Ice Park has 200+ routes up both natural and man-made ice formations.  For the past 19 years, the park has hosted North America's largest ice festival, attracting some of the world's best climbers.  A number of platforms around the gorge provide ideal vantage points for watching the climbers. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.

An ice climber emerges from the cold, dark depths of the Uncompahgre Gorge.

From Shadow to Light

An ice climber emerges from the cold, dark depths of the Uncompahgre Gorge. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.

Ice Climber

Ice Climber

Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.

Pair of Ice Climbers

Pair of Ice Climbers

Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.

Pair of Ice Climbers

Pair of Ice Climbers

Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.