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Ann Burns enjoying sunset in front of Mawenzi.


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

394 Total Routes

['4 Stars',47],['3 Stars',124],['2 Stars',116],['1 Star',66],['Bomb',2]

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
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
Tenish Tenish   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Albert   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Todra Gorge : Pilier Du Couchant
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Roadside Attraction 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1  Africa : Angola : Pedra Escrita / Writing Sto...
Somebody needs to come here and visit who has more thin-tips skills than me. This right-leaning finger crack is incredible, but starts off with about 12 feet of #0-1 TCU sized crack that I just don't have the skills to free. I'm guessing it will go free at solid 5.12 thin crack. After that, the crack expands to perfect fingers thru tight hands as you get higher. The angle also eases off slightly in the middle then gets vertical again at the top. The business ends at a small ledge, with...[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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