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The Great Ice Walls of China, Cuban Rock, and the Terrible Offwidths of Vedauwoo
Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Mar 19, 2007

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Scheduled on Apr 10, 2007

The Great Ice Walls of China, Cuban Rock, and the Terrible Offwidths of Vedauwoo



Slide Show / Book Release Party by Craig Luebben

Where: Bent Gate Mountaineering, Golden CO

When: Tuesday April 10th, 8:00 PM

Call 303-271-9382 for directions or more info.

Help Craig celebrate the release of his 7th instructional climbing book:

Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide

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 amazing 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 feast! ed 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 gashes and the bizarre climbing techniques required to climb them. Photos of many of Vedauwoo’s hardest, most famous climbs will be presented.

Some books and posters will be awarded to those giving the correct answers in a climbing trivia contest. The show will last about one hour.

Comments on The Great Ice Walls of China, Cuban Rock, and the Terrible Offwidths of Vedauwoo Add Comment
By Casey Bernal
From: Arvada, CO
Apr 11, 2007
Was Craig's dogs on leashes?

Was your dog on a leash?
By Casey Bernal
From: Arvada, CO
Apr 11, 2007
I believe Craig rescued the dogs as abandoned puppies in Potrero Chico. They can revert to their survival instincts when near other dogs.

In any case, all dogs should be on a leash in public. Animals inherently have unpredictable tendencies.