CAYMAN BRAC

January 24th to 27th
Friday to Monday – National Heroes’ Day!

BRACFEST is a celebration of outdoor lifestyle and rock climbing in the Cayman Islands, on and off the rock! Brought to you by Rock Iguana Ltd. and the Cayman climbing community, this event will give you the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Cayman Brac in an EPIC way. Come join an Intro to Rock Climbing course, or link up with local climbers on their favourite routes. There will also be a speed climbing competition, yoga classes, rock mandala painting, a beach clean-up, bike ride, beach party and a chance to experience the unforgettable 140’ Big Bluff Rappel.

Whether you are a seasoned climber or a novice, looking for instructions or simply a friendly group to climb with, there is something for everyone at BRACFEST 2020.

How much is it? 

Entry fee: Just KYD $25, which includes a T-shirt and access to all the FREE and discounted programs. 100% of the entry funds will go to a local charity.

So how does it work?

Event and schedule information can be found at www.climb.ky/bracfest where you can also sign up and pay for your activities (we recommend booking in advance as space is limited on activities). For accommodation we would suggest Cayman Brac Beach Resort or a rental home, you can find these on www.vrbo.com or www.airbnb.com. Book a flight to the Brac at www.caymanairways.com – we all meet up at Barracudas for the Friday welcome party!

I’ve never climbed! Got no climbing gear!

No problem Mon! All gear is available for hire from Rock Iguana and is included in all guided activities. Bike hire is also available by donation for the Sunday ride from Active Pursuit.

How do I book?

Book for all Bracfest events right on this page! Follow these steps:

  1. Book your Bracfest Entry Ticket using the green button below. One ticket per participant is required no matter how many events you attend. A Bracfest t-shirt is included with your entry ticket.
  2. Book individual events by clicking on the green “Book” buttons on the schedule below.
  3. Checkout by clicking the shopping cart in the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Review your events, enter your contact/payment details.
  5. Enjoy the festival!

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BRACFEST ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
7:00PM Kick Off Party: Opening Event
Location: Barracuda Bar West End Road
Get merry, eat pizza, meet the organisers, and hook up with a belay buddy!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Hatha Yoga – Climbers Flow
Location: Yogi Wall – South East Side Road Bluff Side -1/4 mile west of Cayman Breakers
Price: KYD $16 (reservation is recommended)


10:30AM – 1:00PM
Intro to Rock Climbing with Rock Iguana Ltd.
Location: North Side
Crag: School Cave
Skills: Top rope climbing, knots, belaying and climber communication.
Price: KYD $50 (reservation is required – spaces are limited)


Or..

For Experienced Climbers:

Join local climbers at a local crag.

2:30PM
Boat Scuba Dive
Location: Reef Divers
Price: USD$ 60 – 1 tank dive (Dive Gear Included)
(reservation is required – spaces are limited)


Or..

For Experienced Climbers:
Join local climbers at a local crag.

7:00PM-10:00PM Beach Climbers’ Celebration
Location: Public Beach – BYO (bring your own) drinks
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
5:30AM – 7:30AM
(sunrise at 6:37)
SUNRISE Bike Ride to Lighthouse Point
Location: Meeting at Active Pursuit Shop (Next to Brac Scuba Shack) – South West Side
Price:  Donation to Cayman Brac Rotary Club (Reserving a bike in advance is required) Bring your own bike or reserve one from Active Pursuit Ltd.

SPICE UP YOUR RIDE – Bike across the Island and rappel from the Bluff’s highest point on the Big Bluff Rappel (140 feet)! When your arrive at Lighthouse Point, you have an option to leave your bike and hike to the rappel starting point. After rappelling, your bike will be delivered to you on the North East Side (Long Beach). Total hiking time is approximately 1 hour.


7:00AM – 10:00AM
Big Bluff Rappel
Location: Meeting at Lighthouse Point
Price: KYD $50 (reservation is required)
ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC TOURS BY ROCK IGUANA LTD. Not for the faint of heart – the most adventurous and scenic rappel on the island! If you have skydived before, you are familiar with that euphoric vertigo feeling before jumping. This is how it will feel as you sit back on the rope over the looming cliff edge, with 140 feet of air between you and the roaring Caribbean Sea beneath you.


12:00PM – 2:00PM Free Time/ Relax/ Swim/ Snorkel/ Shore Scuba Dive
Location: Scott’s Doc
This activity doesn’t include guiding or supervision (play at your own risk)
3:00PM – 6:00PM Climbing & Beach Clean
Location: South East Side Beach (Park at Great Cave)
Crag: Orange Streak
PriceFREE top-rope climbing with Rock Iguana Ltd. guides for those who are collecting beach garbage. (Garbage bags and gloves provided). All climbing equipment will be provided.
5:00PM
Speed Climbing with GC Climbing Gym
Location: South East Side Rd. (Park at Great Cave)
Crag: Orange Cave (Beginners) – Sector Theology (Intermediate)
Price: Donation to Bolt Fund ($10 minimum, reservation is required)


7:00PM Closing Party and Hero’s Costume Contest and Prizes
Location: Captain’s Table
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
8:30AM – 9:30AM
Restorative Yoga
Location: Yogi Wall – South East Side Road Bluff Side -1/4 mile west of Cayman Breakers
A great way to stretch out those aching muscle
Price: KYD $16 (reservation is recommended)


9:30AM – 10:30AM
Rock Mandala Painting
Location: Yogi Wall – South East Side Road Bluff Side -1/4 mile west of Cayman Breakers
Price: KYD $16 (reservation is required)


1:00PM – 4:00PM Climb like a HERO on National Heroes Day! 
Costume highly recommended!
Location: Heritage Wall (Beginner to Intermediate) and
Dixons Wall (Intermediate to Advanced)
Community climbing: bring your own gear or rent from Rock Iguana Ltd.

This activity doesn’t include any guiding or supervision (play at your own risk).