Ice climbers descend on Ouray, Colorado to test their skills

3:53 PM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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OURAY, Colorado (KUSA) -- Each year thousands of people descend to the southwest corner of Colorado to partake in one of the state's most extreme sports: ice climbing.

Ouray is considered the ice-climbing capitol of Colorado since it has a homemade ice park.

The park has 14 climbing areas, ranging from beginner to experienced.

"It's a lot of fun. It can be difficult, but it's definitely fun!" said Ty Kelly, a climber.

Kelly and his friends were visiting from out of state. Some of them had never tried ice-climbing before and found it rather difficult.

"It takes some of us 25 minutes to get up the wall, whereas it takes others about five minutes," Kelly said.

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