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We are a bunch of climbers who just love to climb and for one reason or another other ended up living in the Cayman Islands.

Back in the day, there were no places to climb in Grand Cayman and just a few routes in Cayman Brac.

We felt the need to build our own space.

So in 2013 or 2014, (no-ones remember the exact date), Ryan, Jimmy and others decided to rent a warehouse and start building the gym.

(Ryan Galloway and climbing gym in 2014)

What started as a “playground” for adults became a wonderful climbing community, and in the last few years, more and more people decide to join us. So now we are officially a Climbing Gym in Grand Cayman

The gym is a members-only non-profit club; all of the members share the operational expenses and everyone helps pitch in for any work that needs to be done.

This means that there is no staff or opening hours, instead, each member gets an access code to the door and can use the facility 24/7 to climb to their heart’s content.

It isn’t uncommon to find a few devoted climbers training in the middle of the night!

Climbing is one of the most fun and interesting ways to get in shape and meet amazing people and the gym is the epicentre for all the action in Grand Cayman 

Contact the Cayman Climbing Gym Facebook page if you are interested in joining the gym or just checking it out. We also hold open climb events every once in a while, so be sure to follow the Gym Facebook page or IG to keep up with all of the latest happenings in the climbing community.

If you have never climbed before,  we offer a  foundation course we offer that will teach you everything you need to know for the gym and introduce you to this beautiful sport


Brac Fest started as an idea after a nice session of outdoor climbing in Cayman Brac, at the end of the south side road in a conversation under the start to be more specific.

For us Climbing in Cayman Brac is a unique experience and we wanted to share this with others, so we said hey why don’t we do a festival?!

 We contacted the local companies and decide to bring them aboard in order of helping each other and promoting all the cool stuff you can do when you are outdoors in the Brac 

Our festival is all about celebrating the community of climbing, outdoor activities and the protection of the land and species in Cayman Brac.

When we come together at the Brac Fest,  it’s a reminder of just how awesome this global climbing community is.

We can celebrate our differences and similarities, strengths and struggles, and be reminded that we all share a common love.

Our festival is unique because it happens on an island where you can climb, dive, bike and do yoga, all in one place! 

Cayman Climbing’s Community mission is to protect, educate, and celebrate climbing in the Cayman Islands. 

The festival is growing and we want everyone to be part of it.