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Alpinist Andres Marin ice climbing in Ouray; (photo/Adam Peters)

‘Road to Ouray’ Giveaway Offers Trip to 2022 Ouray Ice Fest, Climbing Gear

Love ice climbing or want to try it? Like free gear too? Find out how to win a trip to Ouray Ice Park this month.

Each winter, the town of Ouray, Colo., transforms into an ice climbing destination. The 2022 Ouray Ice Fest runs from Jan. 20 to 23 and includes ice climbing events, clinics, vendor exhibitions, climbing competitions, dinners, celebrations, and more.

Every dollar made during the festival goes directly back into funding Ouray Ice Park Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of ice climbing in Ouray. It’s a community of advocates that relies solely on donations and memberships to keep the Ouray Ice Park running each season.

Win Ice Climbing Trip to Ouray Ice Fest

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(Photo/Xander Bianchi)

And now for the real news: the giveaway prizes. Eligible giveaway participants can look forward to lots of fun prizes, including the grand prize — an ice climbing trip in Ouray, gear, and more.

The grand prize includes a travel stipend to Ouray, Colo., lodging for two in Ouray, an ice climbing clinic, VIP access to all Ice Fest events, a kit from Rab (down jacket, shell, pant, and gloves), CAMP ice tools, CAMP crampons, a Sterling climbing rope, SCARPA climbing boots, a leader level AAC membership, and two subscriptions to Climbing Magazine.

The second-place prize offers a Rab down jacket, Sterling climbing rope, CAMP crampons, SCARPA climbing boots, an AAC membership, and a subscription to Climbing Magazine.

The third-place prize includes a Rab down jacket, Sterling climbing rope, CAMP harness, SCARPA climbing shoes, an AAC membership, and a subscription to Climbing Magazine.

Applicants must sign up to enter the giveaway before Dec. 31. 

Note: This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents (sorry, everyone else!). Must be 21 years or older. GearJunkie has no affiliation with Ouray Ice Park or this giveaway. Read the “Road to Ouray” giveaway details here. 

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.