Earlier this year, CMRCA team members Josh and Taw traveled to Camsur Province in The Phillipines to provide training, consulting, and bolting assistance in the development of a new sport climbing area on Gota Island. Read Josh’s report from the expedition and see sweet photos here.
The routes on Gota Island’s seaside limestone cliffs are now at the top of the industry standard, protected with titanium glue-in bolts and the best Hilti RE-500 glue. Governor L Ray Villafuerte is committing to developing Camsur Province as a model for safe and sustainable climbing-based tourism in Asia. So what’s next? Providing local guides with comprehensive training in rock climbing safety and instruction.
This month, CMRCA has welcomed four Gota Island climbers for an intensive 35-day guide training program, led by our head instructor Taw.