Rock Iguana, the Brac’s newest climbing company, held its official launch event, “Climb On” over the weekend, featuring a number of activities for climbers of various skill levels.
The event introduced participants to a variety of the island’s climbing routes and provided an opportunity for enthusiasts from across all three islands to get together.
“We had around 30 attendees, about a dozen of which flew over from Grand Cayman for the event and the remainder being residents of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman,” said David Verhoeven, a structural engineer who founded the company along with his brother William, a software developer, and mixologist Angel Robledo.
“People of all ages and experience levels attended and had lots of fun. Some notable people that attended were former Miss Cayman and Z99 host, Tonie Chisholm, photographer James Gates of Bluedot Studios, Joe Kellogg of Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Liesel Van Der Touw of Brac Scuba Shack.”
Mr. Verhoeven said a key purpose of the event was to create a general excitement for rock climbing and adventure tourism in Cayman Brac.
“Our main focus at this point is making sure everyone in Cayman can experience how amazing the rock climbing in the Brac really is, and to get excited about adding it to the cache of the Cayman tourism product,” said Mr. Verhoeven.
“Diving and climbing in the Brac [make for] the perfect adventurous holiday.”