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Black Diamond ice screw

“Everybody loves ice screws,” said Dawn Glanc. One the most accomplished ice climbers in the nation if not the world, Glanc pushes the genre, and when the ice gets steep, she starts drilling. Here, she reveals the ever-elusive ice screw and gives us her two cents on how to use them. Glanc uses a…(Read More)

Dawn Glanc climbing

Dawn Glanc is 60 feet up a massive frozen waterfall outside Ouray, Colorado. Kicking the spiked toes of her boots into the ice, one after the other, with her arms she swings her ice axes and makes the entire ascent look easy. At a stance halfway to topping out, she turns and waves down to…(Read More)

Ouray, Colorado

Located at 7,792 feet above sea level, Ouray, Colorado is home to some pretty fabulous spots to drink, eat and get down. Here are some of our favorites for an absolutely killer weekend in Ouray. Colorado Boy Brewing A few miles up the road from Ouray in neighboring Ridgeway, thirsty folks nestle up to…(Read More)

ice climbing Kitty Calhoun

“Ice climbing isn’t all about strength,” says Kitty Calhoun of Chicks Climbing & Skiing, an exclusive all-female Colorado-based club teaching that climbing ice, empowerment and community for ladies is attainable through mountain sports. “It’s about using technique and balance.” Chicks shares their skills around the world, but we found them in…(Read More)

chicks climbing and skiing

These girls of Chicks Climbing and Skiing rock, on ice. Chicks Climbing & Skiing is all about building community. The female-only mountain sports club travels the world showing women how to tap their inner power with a backdrop of rock, ice and steep mountains, “They learn better in a women’s only environment,” says…(Read More)

womens competition ice climbing

Women ice climbing is on fire. These athletes are strong and fierce, and the competition is booming. When 16-year-old Georgia Witchell picked up a pair of ice axes for the first time, she didn’t know she’d be hooked, hanging on for the ride of her life a few years later in…(Read More)

UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup

The UIAA 2017 International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation Ice Climbing World Cup Tour made its first stop in Durango, Colorado, in December, thanks to local climbing ambassador and climbing coach Marcus Garcia. Drawing on a pool of the world’s strongest competitors,  UIAA Ice Climbing competitors  from around the globe stepped up to the man…(Read More)

1) Soak it up at the Ouray Hot SpringsThis massive 1,000,000-gallon mineral hot springs is set at the foot of the San Juan Mountains’ rugged skyline. Divided into threes sections – hot, shallow and deep – the waters come directly from their source just a mile south in a box canyon near the Uncompahgre…(Read More)