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Durango ice climbers headed to France for Youth Mixed Climbing World Cup

Durango’s U.S.A. Youth Ice Climbing Team is headed to France to compete in the International climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s Youth Ice World Cup Championships. The team will be heading to...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Results from the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Durango

UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Dec. 16-17 At Ska Brewing Co., Durango MEN’S SPEED FINALS 1. Nikolai Kuzolev, Russia 4.05 2. Valentyn Sypavin, Ukraine 4.53 3. Nikolay Shved, Russia 4.79 4. David...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Marcus Garcia aims to bring Olympic climbing to Durango

When Bozeman, Montana, was struggling to put on a major ice climbing event, Marcus Garcia of Durango was eager to bring the competition to his town. Garcia, owner of the Rock Lounge climbing gym,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

All eyes on ice climbing finals

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ska turns ice cold with UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup

The world of ice climbing will turn its attention to Durango this week. Many of the top professionals and 13 elite youth will compete at the International Climbing and Mountaineering...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

Inspiring women to be featured on Women Outside panel

Backcountry Experience is ready to welcome some big names in women’s outdoors sports. The Durango-based outdoor gear shop will host an event called Women Outside featuring female athletes,...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ice man climbeth

KEENE, N.Y. Don Mellor has been scaling Adirondack ice for 38 winters and he’s still wary. Climbers can slip on the glistening walls. Ice can crack and give way. Mistakes can be costly. “I’m...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

In Ouray, ice is hot

For 21 years, the picturesque hamlet of Ouray has hosted one of the biggest ice climbing celebrations in the world, the Ouray Ice Festival. Home to the renowned Ouray Ice Park, a mile stretch of...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman gives up foot to resume active lifestyle

This month, Durangoan Bee Morin went ice climbing to celebrate an anniversary. One year ago, Morin, 29, made a seemingly impossible choice to have her right foot surgically amputated to be rid of...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climb inside the ice box

OURAY There’s no place quite like it in the world. And there is certainly no other city in America that boasts ice climbing as such an enticing in-town activity. With a robust mining history and...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s just you and the wall’

A 32-foot-tall climbing wall towered over Buckley Park on Tuesday, waiting to be conquered by a group of adventurous young climbers. Ten climbers – mostly locals, although at least one was from as...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building future Olympians?

On belay? Climbing. Climb on. On the cusp of 2015, a fresh, new sporting event will be held in downtown Durango. The nation’s first UIAA Youth Mixed International Climbing Competition is Tuesday...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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