Ouray Ice Park

Tiny Beetles Causing Big Problems For Ouray Ice Park

Oct 23, 2015
ice climbing, Ouray Ice Park, Ouray Ice Festival
JT Thomas

Tiny beetles are causing big problems for Ouray Ice Park.  

Fir engraver beetles are destroying the white fir trees climbers use as anchors. 

"As trees are dying, all of a sudden we have a serious loss of safe anchoring options for climbers within the park," said Mike Macleod, the president of the park’s board of directors. 

Macleod said the park is installing alternative anchoring in areas of the park where trees were traditionally relied upon.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

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