As every year, cuban climbers are organising the new national climbing festival ! Started around 15 years ago now, we have continued it year by year. It is not a “legal” festival, but with the help of outside organizations, they have been possible through the years. The climbing is now recognized as a sport by the government, but a lot of work still to do in terms of rights that the climbers have.
I just want to give some tips to the many climbers that come to Cuba every year. If you come to Viñales it would be crazy not to climb, and if you are a beginner, its a good place to start! A lot of climbers that come each year compare the climbing here to Thailand, Greece or South Africa. If you love limbstone, tuffas, roofs and caves, here you will find your joy.