The 14th annual Ouray Ice Festival

Photos by Joe Skalsky / - Colorado's own Ouray Ice Festival, held in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, kicked off and swung into action on January 8-11, 2009. On the schedule this year were slideshows by Clint Cook, Mike Libecki, Raphael Slawinski and Maxime Turgeon, plus an Ice Axe Throwing Competition, the Screaming Barfies Challenge, the 5th Annual Kids Climbing College, a pullup contest, gear auctions, gear demos, climbing clinics, and of course, the famous mixed climbing competition. Shown in this gallery are a handful of mixed masters from Saturday's comp. Read more. For more information visit: