Quezon is a landlocked town in the heart of Central Mindanao. Here lies many limestone outcrops that collectively will be considered as the Climbing Capital of the Philippines. Mackie Makinano, the main person behind the development of many of the Philippines' climbing areas, has been traveling back and forth to Quezon; every trip, he and his team of crag developers bolts several more sport lines up the faces of these limestone giants
Along the banks of the Iloilo River is a climbing gym that aims to spread the outdoor sports mentality to a wider audience in Iloilo.
In this article, we talked to Japanese climber and frequent traveller Yoshimasa Shiraiwa about what he carries in his gym bag.
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Tensions ran high as local and international climbers vied for a spot in the podium during the R.O.X. Zero Gravity International Bouldering Competition 2018.