The First Ascent team, which includes guides Erik Leidecker, Zach Crist and Chad Peele, will be a sponsor at Ouray Ice Festival at Ouray, CO, Jan. 6-9, 2011. The festival is an international gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturing exhibitors, and ice climbing fans. All proceeds from the festival go directly to the operation and maintenance of the park.
The festivities begin with “Local’s Night” on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Main Street Theater (630 Main St.). The $15 admission includes New Belgium beer and a seat in at the historic theater. Following presentations by Chad Peele and others, First Ascent will be hosting a welcome party starting at 9 p.m. at Ouray Brewery featuring live Bluegrass music with Kort McCumber and free appetizers and drinks.
Several clinics will be given by the First Ascent team.