Trip Report
Cantabaco Philippines Thanks YOU!!!
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:07pm
Here is Willard with some of the gear recently given to him. The Mammu...
Here is Willard with some of the gear recently given to him. The Mammut harness, shoes, and locking biner are from cragnshag's box. The petzl harness is from Jon Beck's box.
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I have had a few really fun trips to Cantabaco recently. I was able to distribute tons of the gear that has been sent from the climbing family here on ST. I hope these pics show the joy your donation has made in these people's lives. Some of the pics are from bad angles and a far distance because I am also climbing and sometimes take the pics when I come down (and am still tied in). Most of these photos are of a group of teenagers from Cebu City (about a 30 min bus ride from Cantabaco). They were exposed to climbing for the first time. Most of the gear used in these pics was donated from the members of ST but some of the gear was not. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to make a difference it wouldn't have been possible without your generosity and HUGE effort to make it happen. Enjoy! Eric
Cebu City teenagers arriving at the Crag.
Cebu City teenagers arriving at the Crag.
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The teens getting their gear on. This area is called area 3 on the top...
The teens getting their gear on. This area is called area 3 on the topo. It has a good concentration of easy and moderate routes with a few 5.11 routes also. You are in the shade all day at this spot.
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This is one of the teens nearing the top of a route called "Balite" it...
This is one of the teens nearing the top of a route called "Balite" it is named this for the large tree in the rock that you can see behind her.
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Another teenage girl climbing "Balite" 5.7 the route is super vertical...
Another teenage girl climbing "Balite" 5.7 the route is super vertical and slightly overhanging. In my opinion most of the route is 5.6-5.7 with the crux being a pumpy powerful series of moves with poor feet. Kind of right in line with the grades from Jtr
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Kind of a funny fact is the teenage boys were the ones who wanted to t...
Kind of a funny fact is the teenage boys were the ones who wanted to try climbing and talked everyone into coming to Cantabaco, but they were not interested in being the first one to try it...The Girls all grabbed the bull by the horns with the guys tryin
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Halfway up Balite and enjoying it!!
Halfway up Balite and enjoying it!!
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This young boy learned how to belay and is belaying his sister.
This young boy learned how to belay and is belaying his sister.
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It's hard to have a bad time climbing!!
It's hard to have a bad time climbing!!
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This girl is toproping a different route called "Haight" 5.8 the route...
This girl is toproping a different route called "Haight" 5.8 the route is very cool and gives you and exposed feeling being very vertical. In comparison to "sail away" in jtree they both have about the same distance of quality climbing. Haight means "shar
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Raymund (a local guide) using his new "gotcha smiley" draws on...
Raymund (a local guide) using his new "gotcha smiley" draws on "oh Baby" 5.9 this route is one of the few that is mostly crack climbing. It has a very bouldery start and is very stiff for 5.9 based on the comments from visiting climbers for those of us us
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This young teen is learning to rappel from area 5 (a short steep h...
This young teen is learning to rappel from area 5 (a short steep hike up to get to this area). The rappel is very long and he is about 30 feet off the ground now.
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I happened to catch these two teens marveling at the climbers near "vi...
I happened to catch these two teens marveling at the climbers near "vina kulafu" 5.11 they really were impressed but didn't think they were good enough to try it. This pic is me talking them into it.
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This is Carl he is sixteen and in really good shape base upon all of t...
This is Carl he is sixteen and in really good shape base upon all of the running and swimming and biking he does. I felt "Vina Kulafu" 5.11 was in his ability range because it is basically a fitness route. The holds are there but you have to be strong eno
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Here I'm tying Carl in...
Here I'm tying Carl in...
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Carl at the start of Vina Kulafu, the route starts off with a boulder ...
Carl at the start of Vina Kulafu, the route starts off with a boulder start and is sustained hard 5.10 with several 5.11 moves sprinkled along the way. It is slightly overhanging all the way and builds to a pumpy and sequential finish...
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Carl did very well particularly being his first day of climbing...no t...
Carl did very well particularly being his first day of climbing...no technique and everybody telling him what to do probably didn't help.
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Here Carl is at the 2nd 5.11 move and he got shut down...He loved it t...
Here Carl is at the 2nd 5.11 move and he got shut down...He loved it though and I think he will become an avid climber.
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The Cebu City climbers at the end of a successful adventure...half of ...
The Cebu City climbers at the end of a successful adventure...half of life is just showing up I've often heard...they proved that true by having a blast when they got here.
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This is Patrick with his 4 year old son Bosch. Patrick CRUSHES 5.12 an...
This is Patrick with his 4 year old son Bosch. Patrick CRUSHES 5.12 and does 5.13 within a few tries. He was always looking to climb with whoever just to climb because he didn't have the gear. I gave him a rope and a full set of draws (in another photo I
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This is Arnel (with backpack) and Willard. Arnel is scared to ...
This is Arnel (with backpack) and Willard. Arnel is scared to lead "Vina Kulafu" and we are always toproping him on it. We know he can do it so the new rule is he can toprope it as long as he wears a backpack...that will get bigger until he believes in hi
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Arnel halfway up Vina Kulafu....he finished the route and SAYS he will...
Arnel halfway up Vina Kulafu....he finished the route and SAYS he will lead it next time!
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from left to right Enie (local guide), Arnel, Willard, me, Ray...
from left to right Enie (local guide), Arnel, Willard, me, Raymund (local guide). Raymund loves his new Gotcha Smiley and REI quickdraws.
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Thanks from Cantabaco!!More pics will come as soon as I find where I s...
Thanks from Cantabaco!!More pics will come as soon as I find where I stored some on my laptop and when the guys post their pics on facebook I will save and post them for the next trip report. Peace Eric
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from left to right Brian, Raymund, and Nono. Each were given a 2 foot ...
from left to right Brian, Raymund, and Nono. Each were given a 2 foot sling and locking biner. Nono is holding the 50 meter rope sent in Cragnshags box. All of these guys crush 5.12 and the 2 foot slings will come in handy for the roof routes at Cantabac
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Here Nono is putting up Blackfoot 5.12a using the assorted draws I gav...
Here Nono is putting up Blackfoot 5.12a using the assorted draws I gave to Patrick. They forgot about the 2 foot slings though! Nono and Patrick climb together alot and Nono is a climbing instructor in Cebu City
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Here is Willard and I...Willard was pretty surprised that a shoe actua...
Here is Willard and I...Willard was pretty surprised that a shoe actually fit him. I am doing my best Cinderella expression.
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Here Willard, Raymund and I pose for a pic with some of the gear. Thes...
Here Willard, Raymund and I pose for a pic with some of the gear. These two guys have taken numerous groups climbing with the donated gear when I am not present. I will try to get some of the pics off of their facebook pages.
Credit: mountainlion
I still have some pics to add but need to find them on my computer...I must have been loading them while sipping a few cold ones. I will post some more action pics and more pics of the gear being distributed ASAP. I am trying to meet a few more guides to distribute gear to...please be patient. I want to make sure that the gear doesn't go to the same few people (I know that they would happily take it but there are many more people who need the gear). Thanks Eric



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mountainlion is a trad climber from California.

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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Feb 10, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
ST making the world better!
KC Balasi

Mountain climber
Cebu
  Feb 11, 2013 - 07:53am PT
hi. im that girl climbing "haight".. had super fun time climbing here. thanks eric for including us in your story. it was fun climbing with you and letting me totroping.. :-) hope to see you again guyz there.. i have some photos uploaded in my fb. add me up so you could see eric. Kc Calomarde. Thanks a lot.
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
  Feb 11, 2013 - 08:05am PT
Very cooool!!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Feb 11, 2013 - 11:00am PT
I don't see the shoes I sent.
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
  Feb 11, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Good stuff. I see the Smiley draws are being put to good use.

Looks pretty warm there!
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Author's Reply  Feb 12, 2013 - 02:44am PT
Don't worry Toker Villain, I only took the gear that I could fit in my backpack and I still have plenty of gear still to distribute. I have some photos still to post but seem to have stored them in the wrong folder on my computer and am looking for them (so I can load them onto my memory stick and post up ASAP!!)The pics I am looking for are non-climbing shots with the gear poses. So far I have given 2 ropes, one pair of shoes, 3 locking biners, 4 2ft slings, one set of 6 REI draws, one set of 6 smiley draws, 12 non-matching but excellent quickdraws---from the latest box sent by Cragnshag's group. Peace Eric
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Author's Reply  Feb 15, 2013 - 02:37am PT
I hope to add more action shots!!!!but this is just a bump
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
  Jul 16, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
looks like you had a good time.
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