Climbing In Cuba
In February of 2013, a group of seven from the USA and ten from Mexico traveled to Cuba. We carried $1000 of new climbing gear for prizes for their national climbing competition and $1500 of gear for equipping routes. This video was shot during that trip. We are planning our third annual trip being in Cuba, January 26 to February 3 of 2015; learn more below!
SRCFC trip to Cuba will center on participating and sponsoring their National Climbing Competition, which this year is where it all started, Valle de Vinales. The dates of the competition are Thursday, 1/29 to Monday, 2/2. We plan to arrive in Havana on January 26 and leave the country on February 3. There is flexibility for folks who want to arrive sooner or depart later.
Under the USA trade embargo with Cuba it is illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba as tourists. However, a group under SRCFC can legally travel there if the main reason for being there is to fulfill our religious purpose. So, this trip will be open to all climbers. Those who aren't Christians are welcome as long as they are open to being exposed to Solid Rock's message.
To get in the information loop on the 2015 Cuba Tour, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Cuba Tour in the subject line. We will travel through Mexico, so there will be opportunity to climb in Mexico on the way there. The cost for Cuba will only be about $2200 and add $500 for a 4 day pre-Cuba Mexico trip.