First days in the Philippines

From the Climbing Philippines team:

Thank you to everyone who has supported the baguio leg of the spot project. It was a great success!!! Three days of sharing the climbing experience with lots of climbers from first timers to experienced climbers. It was a great start to the trip. If you were there we hope you can post your best picture of the trip. Tomorrow the team flies to cebu for the next part of the trip. See you at rox cebu on tuesday for the meet and greet.

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As Caroline wrote on Once Upon A Climb blog:

The « Baguio Boys » go out every weekend. Since a few years they don’t have a gym at all anymore, the only one in the city has been closed, it wasn’t making enough money. So they have turned even more their attention onto the rock. And they play. It is impressive to see the level they have reached by them self, with no training facility, nearly no exterior influence. They watch climbing videos. That is how they learn the tricks.

They don’t have enough pads, and their climbing shoes aren’t always the right size, but god they are strong!

Their motivation has inspired us. To come back to see them again, to bring they some materiel. For now, it will be 4 crash pads and a few climbing shoes. I hope much more, maybe ropes, harnesses so they can try the really high boulders…

 

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These promising Climbers now have a good pair of shoes to climb with. :-) !

 
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The local tee-shirts (SPOT logo on the back) are everywhere !

 
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Baguio bouldering, first 3 days with all the baggio boys in the conglomerate boulders. Miel on a hard new boulder!

 
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Miel Pahati, Filipino climber and co-owner of Climb Philippines.com & Francisco Taranto Jr, from Foto Vertical, the filmmaker of the SPOT project. 

 

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