Why is it so hard to get a reliable conditions report from those guys in Ouray?


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Ain't That Rich · · White Oaks, NM · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 35

I know that the park is always "in". But I guess I have to drive 6 hours and personally check out The Ribbon or Bridalveil, because those guys in Ouray don't know jack.

Highlander · · Ouray, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 255

What guys are you referring to? And the ice park is closed FYI.

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425
Ain't That Rich wrote:I know that the park is always "in". But I guess I have to drive 6 hours and personally check out The Ribbon or Bridalveil, because those guys in Ouray don't know jack.
ummmmm what did you do before the internet?
James Hicks · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined May 2012 · Points: 123
Ain't That Rich wrote:I know that the park is always "in". But I guess I have to drive 6 hours and personally check out The Ribbon or Bridalveil, because those guys in Ouray don't know jack.
Entitled much? Also, the Ice Park isn't always in, since ya know, its closed. God forbid you have to put the time and effort in to go check out a climb to see if its in shape! Oh the horror of it all!

There is a friendly FB page that dispenses such conditions reports. Maybe if you seemed like a nicer person I would give it to you.
mpech · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 6

Is there anywhere else around ouray where one can do toprope ice climbing if the park is closed? I will be there on a week...

AGFW · · Durango, CO · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 0

It's bc they hate you, yep, they all talk about you and conspire to withhold information from you

Ain't That Rich · · White Oaks, NM · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 35

Facebook! Of course!

Why did I think that actually talking to a live human would work?!?

Momoface · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 60

Why would the guys in Ouray know about conditions on a line in Telluride? That's like asking guys at Vail what the skiing is like RIGHT THIS MINUTE at Copper.

Ryan Hamilton · · Orem · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 20

The park is free and most of the work is volunteer so I don't know that it's worth complaining about.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

well, aint that rich...

Nathan Self · · Louisiana · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 90

They're busy. Very busy.

James Hicks · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined May 2012 · Points: 123
Ain't That Rich wrote:Facebook! Of course! Why did I think that actually talking to a live human would work?!?
You know real people post on FB right? Like, real human beings that breath and climb and such. Just as real as the people on MP.
Just Solo · · Colorado Springs · Joined Nov 2003 · Points: 80

There are several guide outfits and pages outlining conditions in the telluride, silverton, ouray area. Search engines are amazing.

To the above question regarding good TR other than the park... if you can lead the pitch first. Yes. The ice situation is all but dead on the lower stuff anyway. Funky year.

Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470
wankel7 · · Indiana · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=953157654749385&tsid=0.5323159205233017&source=typeahead

wankel7 · · Indiana · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10

Colorado Ice Conditions is the name of the FB page.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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