Trip Report
Cantabaco Spread the Wealth. Lots of climbing, love and a little goat licking....
Thursday December 6, 2012 11:01pm
Thanks for all the gear donations everybody! Here are the pics of the first package being distributed (more pics to come--I carried as much as I could in my backpack and used some of the gear myself as I left my own gear besides my harness, helmet, belay device at home so I could carry more). I wish you all could have been there to see the look on their faces when they saw what you all gave...truly priceless.

They are very grateful and appreciative and I will post more pics in the near future. Enjoy!
Elna at the top of Haight 5.8 a good warm up route. Haight means "shar...
Elna at the top of Haight 5.8 a good warm up route. Haight means "sharp" in Visaya
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Jheryl on Oh Baby! 5.10d one of the classics of the crag. The wall ove...
Jheryl on Oh Baby! 5.10d one of the classics of the crag. The wall overhangs enough on this area that you can be at the base when it is raining but stay dry!
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Me on the onsight attempt of Paris Hilton 5.11b, Jheryl is in the back...
Me on the onsight attempt of Paris Hilton 5.11b, Jheryl is in the background on Oh Baby!
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This is Jano a 13 year old who leads 5.11b who also wanted to try to c...
This is Jano a 13 year old who leads 5.11b who also wanted to try to clip the first bolt for me. Jenowith and Jano now have shoes, harnesses, and belay devices thanks to you guys! Look at that 13 year old rip
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I'm sitting at the base after downclimbing when a group of goats decid...
I'm sitting at the base after downclimbing when a group of goats decided I tasted good!
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I must have needed a thorough goat licking to restore my mojo...
I must have needed a thorough goat licking to restore my mojo...
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Second attempt of Paris Hilton 5.11b, it looked like an easy tufa clim...
Second attempt of Paris Hilton 5.11b, it looked like an easy tufa climb from the base, but turned out to be an insecure, pumpy route complete with a 20 inch long 10 inch wide 5 inch thick hornet's nest--empty thank god at a small cave above the 2nd clip.
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feel the overhang!
feel the overhang!
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The anchor of Paris Hilton 5.11b
The anchor of Paris Hilton 5.11b
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Kuya Mackie on Never Ending Journey 5.12a . Kuya is a term of respect....
Kuya Mackie on Never Ending Journey 5.12a . Kuya is a term of respect. Mackie is a climbing instructor who has taught most of the people to climb and has bolted most of the routes.
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Kuya Mackie a little higher up, the route is a very long endurance rou...
Kuya Mackie a little higher up, the route is a very long endurance route on pockets
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Willard following Paris Hilton. Willard is the head of a climbing grou...
Willard following Paris Hilton. Willard is the head of a climbing group in "Camp 7" which was the last camp the Japanese occupied on Cebu before the U.S. and Philippine army drove them from the island in WWII
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Group pic at the end of Day 1
Group pic at the end of Day 1
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Me and Enie (one of the local guides) with his new draws and h...
Me and Enie (one of the local guides) with his new draws and his teenage protege's
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me and Raymund (one of the local guides) with his new rope bag
me and Raymund (one of the local guides) with his new rope bag
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The following pics are Day 2
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Jherty following Vulva 5.9
Jherty following Vulva 5.9
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Elna following Bohemian 5.10d
Elna following Bohemian 5.10d
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first time climber using a donated harness that will fit him! Maybe in...
first time climber using a donated harness that will fit him! Maybe inspired to get in better shape thanks to climbing.
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Jheryl leading Itchy Flutterby 5.11b a very high quality route!
Jheryl leading Itchy Flutterby 5.11b a very high quality route!
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Jheryl leading Guyabano 5.11b, guyabano is a sweet fruit and a sweet r...
Jheryl leading Guyabano 5.11b, guyabano is a sweet fruit and a sweet route!
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Willard on Guyabano 5.11b
Willard on Guyabano 5.11b
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Here is a sequence of pics from my onsight attempt of Black Foot 5.12a...
Here is a sequence of pics from my onsight attempt of Black Foot 5.12a, I planned to train but didnt get around to it. I waited for the first box to arrive to go for it thinking the vibe would help. First Clip...
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trying to figure out the move to get 2nd clip
trying to figure out the move to get 2nd clip
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scary moves with groundfall potential
scary moves with groundfall potential
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2nd clip...
2nd clip...
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moving up to the bulge...
moving up to the bulge...
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route is pumpy from the start!
route is pumpy from the start!
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pulling through the bulge...
pulling through the bulge...
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in position to clip the roof bolt...
in position to clip the roof bolt...
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downclimbed to a good stance to go for the clip...pic doesn't show the...
downclimbed to a good stance to go for the clip...pic doesn't show the draw spinning and twisting away from me getting a clip but I did get it eventually...
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kicked in the teeth by a big Black Foot, I was denied the onsight
kicked in the teeth by a big Black Foot, I was denied the onsight
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Raymund goes up to get retrieve the gear, strangely the roof isn't the...
Raymund goes up to get retrieve the gear, strangely the roof isn't the crux but you do need to save some gas for it.
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Raymund does pull the move and the anchors are not far above. Most of ...
Raymund does pull the move and the anchors are not far above. Most of these routes do have extensions that continue at the same grade or harder.
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group pic end of day 2
group pic end of day 2
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group pic end of day 2
group pic end of day 2
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Thanks again for everyone's contributions, love and good vibes. More pics will be on the way. This is what I was able to load up on a memory stick at the internet cafe. Much love to everybody!

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Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Dec 6, 2012 - 11:24pm PT
Looks like a cool place. TFPU, for sure.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Dec 7, 2012 - 01:40am PT
Salamat Po
eKat

Trad climber
  Dec 7, 2012 - 08:21am PT
FABULOUS!

What a great thing!
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
  Dec 7, 2012 - 08:31am PT
Thanks for the photos! Sooo cool!
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  Dec 7, 2012 - 09:20am PT
Looking good and having fun. So cool how much gear was sent to you.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Dec 7, 2012 - 09:49am PT
Awesome! Some of that gear got more use in a day that it had in years! Glad to see it used and many smiles all around. What more could you ask for!

The Typhoons miss your area?
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
  Dec 7, 2012 - 11:24am PT
RAD..
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Dec 7, 2012 - 11:30am PT
what a great looking crag and even better story.

great action shot of Raymund pulling the roof!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Dec 7, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
Cool, so how was paris hilton, easy??? ....:)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Dec 8, 2012 - 12:16am PT
Cool thing your doing, awesome story & great photos. Thanks. The rock looks incredible.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Author's Reply  Dec 8, 2012 - 01:48am PT
Ezra Paris Hilton was super cool but if I was looking for easy I should have chosen the Holiday Inn...it was full value. I was getting pumped near the top when the anchors came into view and the feet disappeared but the hand holds were magically placed to be pretty much jugs if you used your body correctly!

These pics honestly don't do the rock or the people who received the gear justice. The rock is incredibly high quality! These are only the pics on my camera so lots of pics of climbing and gear being received are not posted here. I will do my best to continue to post pics.

The typhoon did drop rain here but we were not hit hard on Cebu Island.

Thanks for everybody's contributions it truly is special!

Peace Eric
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