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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


281 Total Routes


['4 Stars',36],['3 Stars',88],['2 Stars',82],['1 Star',61],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',19],['5.7',13],['5.8',30],['5.9',48],['5.10',111],['5.11',37],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=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
Arrow Final   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   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
Jacobs Ladder   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   South Africa : Table Mountain
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
Cracked Wheat (on the right).

Cracked Wheat 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Africa : Ethiopia : Armora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Cracked Wheat is the first mixed route bolted on Armora Gedel and called thus due to the farmer's wheat stalks that were growing at the base of the and lightly stomped over on the route's first ascent (by toprope).This route, from a climbing perspective, may be considered the most complete route at Armora Gedel due to its many styles of climbing over high quality rock. Here you will try all types of moves, power, balance and stretch. P1: This pitch is harder than the next pitch and requires pul...[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!