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extreme_actuary


Oct 20, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Is the Ouray Ice Festival good for losers?
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How much climbing do people actually do at the Ouray Ice Festival? Is it mostly clinics and gatherings or can you get a lot of mileage on the ice?

Can I easily find someone to belay me if I don't bring a partner? I have no friends.

I have poor interpersonal skills, so social gatherings don't interest me.

My only reason for going would be to find somebody to belay me when I climb. Is this festival for a loser like me who just wants to climb, or for a cool climber who wants to demo gear, pick up chicks, and watch competitions?


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To which category of loser do you belong? This question that you ask is way too vague.


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sounds like what you are looking for is the week after the fest.


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extreme_actuary wrote:
(snip) My only reason for going would be to find somebody to belay me when I climb. (/snip)
Never been to Ouray, but as a general rule it's usually easier to find a climbing partner than just a belayer.


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cantbuymefriends wrote:
extreme_actuary wrote:
(snip) My only reason for going would be to find somebody to belay me when I climb. (/snip)
Never been to Ouray, but as a general rule it's usually easier to find a climbing partner than just a belayer.
Unless you're looking at the rack of TRS devices in ouray mountain sports.

Ouray is like the god of all TRS destinations.


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sungam wrote:
sounds like what you are looking for is the week after the fest.

Do a lot of people stick around the following week?


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extreme_actuary wrote:
sungam wrote:
sounds like what you are looking for is the week after the fest.

Do a lot of people stick around the following week?
yeah, a fair few people. I stayed for the month a couple years ago, and wasn't short on people to climb with. Good times.
And if you meet someone you trust/like climbing wtih, there's tons of ice outside of the park to enjoy...


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