Bolts 4 Cuba Climbing

Bolts 4 Cuba Climbing

From Cuba Climbing

Bolts4Cuba provides bolts, drills, and hardware to replace unsafe anchors and create new routes in Cuba. We provide only titanium bolts with an expected 50-year lifetime to break the cycle of re-bolting unsafe routes ...

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
20 days ago

Update #19

More topos to new areas in Cuba have been added to the premium thank-you gifts to donors at the $125 level. Playa Jibacoa was the site of the annual Cuban Climbing Festival and Comp. This 11 pages of topos to its over 30 routes is by Tito Pimente. The area has accommodations between the crags and beach. It will become very popular.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
20 days ago

Update #18

More topos to new areas in Cuba have been added to the premium thank-you gifts to donors at the $125 level. Playa Jibacoa was the site of the annual Cuban Climbing Festival and Comp. This 11 pages of topos to its over 30 routes is by Tito Pimente. The area has accommodations between the crags and beach. It will become very popular.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #17

One of the original bolts placed on Mileno before replacement.
(We apologize for multiple updates, but hard to show entire story on this limited platform.)

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #16

On January 25 and 26 an older but really not meaner Aníbal and Yarobys Garcia rebolted the route with titanium bolts purchased by Bolts4Cuba.. (We apologize for multiple updates, but hard to show entire story on this limited platform.)

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #13

Mileno was an instant classic put up by Aníbal Fernández and Vity Echazábal 20 years ago, almost to the day. The first photo is of Aníbal and Vity on one of the early ascents in January 2000. Mileno launched this gold and red wall with its 2 and 3 pitch routes following striking natural features.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #12

Mileno was an instant classic put up by Aníbal Fernández and Vity Echazábal 20 years ago, almost to the day. The first photo is of Aníbal and Vity on one of the early ascents in January 2000. Mileno launched this gold and red wall with its 2 and 3 pitch routes following striking natural features.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #11

300 titaniums bolts on way to Cuba’s limestone walls!
These new ti-bolts were a collaboration of Bolts4Cuba and our friend and Cubaphile from Quebec Paul Laperrière. Paul designed the bolt and had it manufactured by ZhongYuDe in Baoji, Shaanxi, China, also know by the nickname “Titanium City, China.”
Paul tested the prototypes of the bolt in the Fall and Winter of 2019. UIAA margins were exceeded by a wide margin, and Bolts4Cuba committed to buy 150 bolts and Paul and other agreed to match that with another 150 bolts for Cuba.
These first bolts will be used on the beach crag at Playa Jibacoa which the Cubans have been developing and will be the site of the 2020 Climbing Festival-Jibacoa / Festival Cubano de Escalada Jibacoa 2020 February 28 - March 2, 2020.
Playa Jibacoa should be an excellent first test of the new ti-bolts. The majority of the bolts purchased by Bolts4Cuba will then be used for continuing anchor replacement projects in Viñales.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #10

300 titaniums bolts on way to Cuba’s limestone walls!
These new ti-bolts were a collaboration of Bolts4Cuba and our friend and Cubaphile from Quebec Paul Laperrière. Paul designed the bolt and had it manufactured by ZhongYuDe in Baoji, Shaanxi, China, also know by the nickname “Titanium City, China.”
Paul tested the prototypes of the bolt in the Fall and Winter of 2019. UIAA margins were exceeded by a wide margin, and Bolts4Cuba committed to buy 150 bolts and Paul and other agreed to match that with another 150 bolts for Cuba.
These first bolts will be used on the beach crag at Playa Jibacoa which the Cubans have been developing and will be the site of the 2020 Climbing Festival-Jibacoa / Festival Cubano de Escalada Jibacoa 2020 February 28 - March 2, 2020.
Playa Jibacoa should be an excellent first test of the new ti-bolts. The majority of the bolts purchased by Bolts4Cuba will then be used for continuing anchor replacement projects in Viñales.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #8

We are at $8K! This is so exciting! Thank you Thank you Thank you to all our generous donors!
We are working on some updates to the page - stay tuned

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Update #7

For a $100 donations, donors will also receive digital topos of a newly developed climbing area in Cuba. These routes are not in the Cuba Climbing guidebook. The topos are provided only to supporters of Bolts4Cuba. The area of Jibacóa is on the north coast of Cuba between Havana and Varadero. Jibacóa offers sport climbing by the beach, something that oddly enough, Cuba was missing.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #6

Dear Contributors, Friends,
This year is almost over and a new climbing season is about to get kicked-off at the enchanting cliffs of Cuba. It feels good to know this season will be a little safer, a little more optimistic and inspired. It fills us with hope to know that despite all the chaos, political divisions and squabbles happening around us in the world, we were able to rally, reach across the borders and red tape and make a meaningful difference supporting what we love and believe in.
We @BoltsForCuba wanted to once again thank you for your generous donations and provide a report on our progress so far. Keeping in constant contact with climbers on the island, we worked carefully to purchase what was most needed. We were able to acquire and deliver the following equipment so far with more titanium bolts to be sent down soon!

2 Bosch 36V Rotary Hammer (reconditioned)
20 Collinox bolts with glue
37 Eterna titanium bolts
1 Hilti epoxy dispenser
6 Hilti epoxy tubes
6 SDS drill bits
4 cleaning brushes
2 blow out pumps
Pullers and spinner (donated by Access Fund)
Static rope (donated by BlueWater)

Our efforts have been met with great appreciation and regard, and naturally, with ever increasing list of requests :)
We will keep-up this grass-root effort and will keep you informed, as much as we can, on new developments.
Please continue supporting us by spreading the word!
THANK YOU!
Scott, Armando and Olga @ BoltsForCuba

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #5

The Bosch drill and first party of new bolts has been delivered to Viñales couple weeks ago. Our friends are thrilled with the goods and send a big THANK YOU to all our generous contributors

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #4

Happy to report cuban climbers have started re-bolting with some titanium glue-ins they had at hand. But they were running short on resin, and here is our first courier Sharon passing the two cartriges of Hilti epoxy along with few mixing tips to Toni in Viñales.

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Cuba Climbing posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #1

Thanks to all our amazing supporters for generous contributions and great momentum! We have made our first purchases - Bosch drill and some Hilti Epoxy. These will be delivered to our friends in Cuba very shortly; we have number of volunteer couriers going over this month. Please let us know if you are planning a trip and willing to take along some donation gear.
Stay tuned for more updates and THANKS!

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Nicole Frati commented with a $35 donation:
2 months ago
Babefest 2020
Martina Russo for Ulf commented with a $15 donation:
4 months ago
Happy Xmas and enjoy climbing in Cuba!
Yisel Martinez Palenzuela commented:
4 months ago
Hola! I will be climbing in Vinnales early January. Anyone else? Gear needed? Or better to just donate? Cheers!
Austin Hazlett commented with a $100 donation:
4 months ago
Merry Christmas Austin!
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation:
5 months ago
jliambrooks@gmail.com
CATHERINE L MCDONALD commented with a $75 donation:
5 months ago
Please mail bolts to separate address: 5024 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97206, USA
Jessy & Erik Winkelhaus commented with a $100 donation:
over 1 year ago
See you at the crag. We will be there around New Year´s Eve.
Lauren Bergman commented with a $200 donation:
over 1 year ago
Can not wait to get on that local limestone in a week ! Thanks to all the local developers who are making it possible.
Lauren DeLaunay commented with a $100 donation:
over 1 year ago
Can't wait to come visit!
Val EM commented with a $100 donation:
almost 2 years ago
Wonderful people and wonderful climbing. Especially thank you to Fidel!
Dylan Wall commented with a $50 donation:
about 2 years ago
Thanks for expanding the beautiful world of climbing
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
Coming to Vinales in January, let me know if there's anything we can bring!
David Hutchinson commented with a $100 donation:
over 2 years ago
We are looking forward to visiting and sharing our experience at home.
Cuba Climbing commented:
almost 3 years ago
Just got couple more posters mailed - enjoy!
Linda Dunlavy commented:
about 3 years ago
My family is traveling to Cuba March 31 from the US. We would be happy to courier gear etc if needed. We will be in Vinales April 3-5.
Cuba Climbing commented:
about 3 years ago
Roger, we have information on what hardware locals need, so my guess it will be better focussed if we purchase gear. But do what feels best
Roger Ennis commented:
about 3 years ago
My partner and I are going to be there April 5-13 and we want to bring gear, but would it be better to just donate. Please let me know asap
Courtney Beaupre commented with a $50 donation:
about 3 years ago
:)
Anonymous commented with a $50 donation:
about 3 years ago
For Tom Cecil's Efforts
Cuba Climbing commented:
about 3 years ago
More posters went into mail today - enjoy!