Today (2010) the climbing scene in Cuba has matured from its infancy in ’97 and ’98 when we were first discovering how vast the potential was. There are now literally hundreds of routes and a new guidebook is out for the Vinales Valley. Climbers from America and many foreign countries are traveling to Cuba for the novel climbing adventures found here, as well as the very unique cultural experience. It is extremely gratifying to see how much can be accomplished when others take hold of original dreams, drive, energy and spirit and carry them forward with enthusiasm.

There is no doubt it has benefited the sport of climbing in Cuba and many Cubans as well. To find details of how far the sport of climbing has progressed in Cuba, for more current topos and beta, travel and GUIDEBOOK information and more, go to