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Date Saturday  6/4/2022
End Date Saturday  6/4/2022
Group Boulder
Event Title Ouray Via Ferrata
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Kevin Donovan
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type All Other
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult II
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance 800


This is Members Only Trip.  Guests are not permited. You must email for the passcode.  he Boulder Group will provide Via Ferrata Lanyards.

Please be aware this trip has a significant amount of exposure.   If you have issues with this level of exposure please DO NOT sign up for this trip.  Reversing the route is NOT Permitted. We will travires the Upstream route first ant then the Downstream route. Expect 4 to 5 hours to complete the Via Ferrata.

Please be considerate of others, if you are not sure that you can commit to this trip please allow others to sign up.  Be sure to consider level of planning involved with lodging/camping and travel before signing up.

6/4/2022  Ouray Via Feratta - 7:30 a.m. meeting and departure at the entrance to the Ouray Ice Park

Via Ferrata – which is Italian for “iron road”.  The origins of the via ferrata date back to the nineteenth century, but they are often associated with the First World War, when several were built in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy to aid the movement of troops. Over 1000 via ferratas currently exist in the European Alps.


For more info Contact

Kevin Donovan -

Cell - (303) 330-5346 please text, all calls not in contacts go to voice mail.


Please respond with an email the following information to get the passcode:

Climbing Harness: Manufacturer and model

Helmet: Manufacturer and model

Required Equipment:

Via Ferrata Specific lanyard: EN958 Certified Via Ferrata Energy Absorbing System (EAS). The Boulder Group has 7 CAMP Kinetic Gyro Rewind Pro via ferrata lanyards for use by participants.

Helmet: EN12492 Certified Climbing Helmet. No ski, bike or multisport helmets.

Climbing Harness: EN 12277 Certified Harness. No lightweight mountaineering harnesses i.e. Alpine Bod, Black Diamond Couloir, Petzl Altitude or similar)

Gloves Leather palm fingerless gloves, belay gloves (REQUIRED!)

Proper Footwear: Approach shoes (recomended), light hiking boots, or heavy duty trail runners.

Recommended Equipment

Small Day Pack Hydration bladder: There are a few places along each route to remove your pack to get drinks and snacks out. If you want to hydrate more feel free to use one. A non-locking carabiener is suggested to clip your pack to the cable when stopped

All participants must abide by the rules of the Ouray Via Ferrata.

For more general information regarding Via Ferratas visit the Wikipedia


About Your Trip Leader

Kevin is a Member of the CMC Boulder Council, the Director of the Boulder Group Ice Climbing School, a CMC Trip Leader and a Lifetime Member of the CMC

He is a professional member of the American Mountain Guide Association, a certified Climbing Wall Instructor and an Apprentice Alpine Guide. In addition he works with Sherpa Mountain Adventures helping to provide humanitarian support for the Taksindu Medical Mission along with acting as a trekking and mountaineering guide.


This program is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list please complete the form below. If a spot opens up you will be contacted.

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