Ouray Ice Fest Results

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Aljaz Anderle on the comp route. Photo by Zach Reynolds

Ouray Ice Fest Results

Europeans dominated the 2004 Ouray Ice Festival competition in southwestern Colorado last weekend, although, as usual, the Canadians also made a strong showing. Swiss climber Simon Anthamatten won the men’s comp on a wild-looking mixed route with big blobs of ice pasted to an overhanging wall. German Ines Papert, climbing the same route, was the top female competitor and nearly stole the entire show — her performance placed her second overall. Anthamatten and Papert were the only climbers to complete the route, said to be very sustained and pumpy M9 or M10. Stephane Husson of France finished second in the men’s comp, only failing to flash the climb because he dropped one of his leashless tools on relatively easy ground near the top. Slovenian Aljaz Anderle was third. Canadian Rob Owens, second at the 2003 Ouray Ice Festival, was the top North American finisher, finishing fourth, and Coloradan Rich Purnell was the top U.S. climber, in sixth place. Notably, Canadian Raphael Slawinski, who won this competition in 2002 and 2003, did not come to Ouray this year. Abby Watkins, an Australian native living in the Canadian Rockies, finished second place among the women and 11th overall. American Kim Csizmazia, also living in Canada, was third.

Competition results from www.ourayicefestival.com

No.

Climbers Name

Time on route

Overall standing

Men's standing

Women's standing

1

Dale Remsberg

18:43

14

11

n/a

2

Margo Talbot

16:30

24

n/a

9

3

David Roetzel

16:46

15

12

n/a

4

Jared Ogden

21:00

10

9

n/a

5

Sue Nott

18:47

21

n/a

6

6

Mike Charbonneau

17:55

8

7

n/a

7

Marie Eve Cote

17:03

23

n/a

8

8

Louis Julienne Roy

13:47

17

13

n/a

9

Aljaz Anderjle

20:38

4

3

n/a

10

Rich Purnell

17:42

7

6

n/a

11

Shelly Huisman

12:30

22

n/a

7

12

Vince Anderson

14:57

19

15

n/a

13

Kim Czimazia

19:10

13

n/a

3

14

Ryan Nelson

15:56

9

8

n/a

15

Kristie Arend

17:29

16

n/a

4

16

Ben Firth

9:54

18

14

n/a

17

Audrey Gariepy

12:09

20

n/a

5

18

Simon Anthamatten

18:10

1

1

n/a

19

Abby Watkins

18:47

11

n/a

2

21

Sean Isaac

14:25

12

10

n/a

22

Rob Owens

15:07

5

4

n/a

23

Stefan Siegrest

11:37

6

5

n/a

24

Ines Papert

19:20

2

n/a

1

25

Stephane Husson

12:03

3

2

n/a