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SNEWS® Live: Ouray, Colo., is home to some of the world’s best ice climbing, and every year thousands descend upon this tiny community of 825 for the Ouray Ice Festival.
Over four days climbers from around the world scaled frozen walls of rock and ice. The event – this year, Jan. 10-14 -- is held at the Ouray Ice Park, a series of 160 frozen waterfalls along a deep river gorge on the edge of town. This year the ice festival drew almost 3,000 participants and spectators to try out the latest equipment, attend seminars on basic and advanced techniques, see slide shows, and compete for prizes over its five days.
SNEWS® Live was on the scene in Ouray to bring you this report.