Bozeman - UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup United States 2014

Location: Montana, United States

11 - 14 December 2014

The Bozeman Ice Festival® which has been held in the U.S. state of Montana since 1996 is now part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup.

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission’s decision to sanction Bozeman as an official UIAA World Cup event earlier this month means that the U.S. stop will launch the 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season 11 – 14 December, 2014.

Deadline Registration - 5 December 2014

The Bozeman event features two separate events for both Men and Women that will be held on a specially designed three-tower structure more than 15 meters high erected in downtown Bozeman.

Speed Climbing presented by Lowa Boots will launch the World Cup on Friday, 12 December on a 10 meter wall of vertical ice wall in the form of a head to head duel.

It is followed on Saturday, December 13 with the "Lead Difficulty presented by The North Face” which will test climbers against the hardest possible climbs designed by Russian climber Pavel Dobrinskiy.

The event ends on Sunday December 14, with the public being allowed to test their skills on the World Cup routes followed on Monday by a tour of nearby Yellowstone National Park for international athletes and event organizers.

For over 40 years Hyalite Canyon, only 30 minutes from downtown Bozeman has been home to the longest season of accessible ice in America. It has been has been at the forefront of the  development of  ice climbing with some of the hardest and most famous traditional ice and mixed climbs in the world, including the late Alex Lowe’s masterpiece "Winter Dance.” To open the festival on December 10th, Black Diamond and The North Face athlete Conrad Anker will premier a new film featuring this route, considered by some to be one of the top ten mixed routes in the world.

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