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Description 

This is a huge continent with every type of climbing imagineable.

Getting There 

Fly via Europe. East and South Africa have the biggest climbing commnunities.

Climbing Season



Weather station 24.7 miles from here

340 Total Routes

['4 Stars',43],['3 Stars',99],['2 Stars',101],['1 Star',61],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',38],['5.7',19],['5.8',34],['5.9',58],['5.10',120],['5.11',41],['5.12',7],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',6],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Africa:
Toubkal Standard Route   Mod. Snow     Snow, 2000'   Morocco : Jbel Toubkal
western breach   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow     Snow, 2556'   Tanzania : Kilimanjaro
Arrow Final   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   South Africa : Table Mountain
Jacobs Ladder   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   South Africa : Table Mountain
Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021')   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Kenya : Mt Kenya
Albert   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Todra Gorge : Pilier Du Couchant
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Featured Route For Africa
Jessie Rushbrooke and Mike Pycroft on the second p...

The Mighty Logan 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Africa : Morocco : ... : Ida Ougnidif Area
Takes the obvious flake in the centre of the wall. Start 12 metres right of Ems Cleft, below a short black and orange leaning groove. A quality climb with sustained interest all the way.1 30m 5c Gain the groove and exit over a bulge. Trend left and up to a flake crack in white rock, leading to a good stance.2 30m 5b Go steeply up the flake, followed by a slabby groove leading to a small stance.3 15m 5a Follow the crack above the roof rightwards, to finish up the fine, exposed first groo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Mark Elliot
Oct 21, 2008
I have climbed both Mt. Kenya, and Mt. Kilimanjaro (twice). I have great contacts and know the program for getting around, backwards and forwards. I'll post some photos and info when it's not 2 am.
By Katie Gr
Jan 13, 2011
Hey Mark, I will be in Kenya and was hoping to get some beta from you about climbing Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro. I'd appreciate any info ya got...
By Lukas S
From: Longmont, CO
Nov 29, 2012
Looking for more specific info regarding climbing in West Africa, specifically potential in Senegal. If there is some nearby, that would be helpful also. Please, any tips would be appreciated!
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