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Flyin' Hyena, Cuba, on FA


Member Since: Oct 27, 2008
Last Visit: 3 days ago
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Point Rank: # 2,691
Total Points: 188
Last Year: 6
Last 30 Days: 6
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Location: International : North America : Cuba
By: Armando Menocal When: 3 days ago

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Comments: The 2014-15 climbing season in Cuba is upon us and conditions are good for a killer year. More routes, in more areas. The Cuban climbing ban and U.S. travel embargo are following the same script: existing in name only and comatose.

The so-called climbing closure has become a predictable, choreographed dance: the local officials pretend climbing is prohibited, and climbers pretend to obey. Everyone is happy. No one has ever been cited or had any type of punitive action. Those inadvertently caugh... more >>


Location: International : North America : Cuba
By: Armando Menocal When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: 2013 to be Quiet, Happy and Prosperous Year for Climbing in Cuba. The winter climbing season has commenced with less talk about the closure imposed by the government last year. The result is that this year the Viņales Valley is quiet, but as active as ever. The closure technically remains in place. Everyone is still climbing, having a great time, and developing new routes. No one has been cited or detained, merely asked to stop climbing, usually with an apology. Even this minimal enforcement is ... more >>


Location: International : North America : Cuba
By: Armando Menocal When: Jan 7, 2011

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Comments: The article is called "Cuba Again Open to U.S. Climbers." And it shows that the U.S. government has abandoned enforcement of the travel ban to Cuba, and climbing in Cuba is now totally risk-free for American climbers. Obama's policy is non-enforcement - instead of changing the rules. Just no one has said so publicly - until now, as reported in latest article posted on cubaclimbing.com and rockandice.com... more >>