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Africa Rock Climbing 


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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

464 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',57],['3 Stars',150],['2 Stars',139],['1 Star',75],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',45],['5.7',21],['5.8',42],['5.9',67],['5.10',148],['5.11',66],['5.12',19],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',11],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',6],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Africa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Africa:
Toubkal Standard Route        , 2000'   Morocco : Jbel Toubkal
western breach   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     , 2556'   Tanzania : Kilimanjaro
Arrow Final   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   South Africa : Table Mountain
Chigger Yellem   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 30'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Jacobs Ladder   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   South Africa : Table Mountain
Southeast Face of Nelion    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Kenya : Mt Kenya
Snakeskin Safari Suit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Wonderland crags : Hallucinogen Wall
Atkilt Tera   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
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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Featured Route For Africa
Rock Climbing Photo: Girl On Our Mind

Girl On Our Mind V4-5 6B+  Africa : South Africa : ... : Close Plateau
An excellent problem with an interesting variety of moves which, when well executed, can be quite beautiful to watch. Begin on some chalked rails low under the Poison Dwarf Boulder on the side that approximately faces the Warm-Up Boulder. Climb straight back and out on good-but-reachy holds to the lip which exits onto vertical terrain with crimp rails approximately facing the direction of the Warm Up Boulder (basically left of the arete). Top out. Pulling the lip is often considered to be the cr...[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!
By James Garrett
Oct 19, 2015
Why NO comments or entries about Nigeria???? Zuma Rock looks awesome and apparently only one quality route on this huge granite dome? Anybody been there recently?

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