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Neptune Show - The Great Ice Walls of China, Cuban Rock and the Terrible Offwidths of Vedauwoo
Submitted By: Frances Fierst on Feb 21, 2007

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Scheduled on Mar 22, 2007

The Great Ice Walls of China, Cuban Rock and the Terrible Offwidths of Vedauwoo: Slide show and book release featuring Craig Luebben
In February, 1999, a team of American climbers traveled to Cuba to explore its potential for rock climbing. They found surreal limestone rock formations in a gorgeous landscape, and had amazing experiences with the gracious, warm Cuban people. They returned many times to open routes on the incredible overhanging cliffs. Cuba’s superb climbing is now internationally recognized. Craig and various friends made several trips to explore a valley full of granite walls and frozen waterfalls in China’s Siguniang Mountains. The climbing team feasted on a daily diet of hard new ice climbs, while basking nightly in the hospitality of their Chinese hosts. The team’s Chinese translator/climbing partner ultimately became China’s best ice climber, and he has shared his knowledge with the Chinese climbing community. Vedauwoo, Wyoming is feared for its desperate, flesh-eating offwidth cracks. A handful of climbers revel in these hateful ashes and the bizarre climbing techniques required to climb them. Photos of many of Vedauwoo’s hardest, most famous climbs will be presented. In addition to this three part slide show help Craig celebrate the release of his 7th instructional climbing book Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide. Some books and posters will be awarded to those giving the correct answers in a climbing trivia contest. Show starts at 8:00.

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