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Colorado mountain climbing path set for Memorial day opening

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DURANGO, Colo. - The organizers of a new public climbing path want to bring a European concept to a Colorado mountainside beginning Memorial Day.

The Durango Herald reported the Ouray Via Ferrata is expected to join an existing route in Telluride as the second of its kind in Southwest Colorado when the attraction opens Monday. Via ferrata means “iron road” in Italian and is a protected climbing path with gear to help climbers traverse the mountains.

Via ferratas receive a difficulty rating. Numbers 1-5 indicate technical difficulty with the addition of letters A, B or C to gauge the commitment required.

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