For those of you who have been following the blog, you have probably noticed that nearly a month has gone by without a new post, well first of all, my aplogies, and second...there are several reasons for this month long drought of new content. The technical Guru Renan has left the building, forcing me to step up my blogging game, and I have spent the last month in a small town called Serra do Cipo where the internet works...sometimes and is slower than a snail on valium. The Slacker Stunts dispatch was actually created about two weeks ago but due to my lack of computer savvy and a botched ftp attempt...it comes to you a bit late! Better late than never right!!
The good news is that I have been pulling out the HD camera quite a bit here in Cipo! In the process I have captured some spectacular climbing, highlining, soloing, and scenic footage, so stay tuned for at least three and probably four blogs from Cipo, which incidentally has to be one of the best kept secrets
as far as world class climbing destinations go. We are talking impeccable limestone, dirt cheap living, beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes for rest days!
This is truely a rock climbers paradise, and every climber I talk to mentions another must see crag around the next bend.
My opinion is that Cipo is a future destination for climbers seeking world class limestone in an exotic setting. I do not think I am exaggerating when I say this is another Spain in the making with an endless supply of undeveloped rock for future climbers. Do not expect to tick the big numbers here though, my experience is that Brazilian climbers have fully embraced the spirit of the sandbag. Expéct to get schooled!
I have another month and half here in the country, so after Cipo, stay tuned for dispatches from Salinas, where Hugo and I will be climbing granite big walls together! Again, to everyone following the blog, thanks for tuning in...the fun never stops! Lots of Love, Cedar Wright.
When I planned the vertical carnival climbing trip, I slated two weeks for Brazil thinking that this would be plenty of time to sample a little climbing and familiarize myself with the "small" amount of climbing the country had to offer. Well...two months later, and on my third ticket extension, I have realized that there is in fact a life time of world class rock here in Brazil! It is strange to think that Renan who started this trip with me, has now been to Borneo and back, and I am still here!!! Let it be no secret I have fallen in love with Brazil!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Posted by Cedar Wright at 3:32 PM