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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


285 Total Routes


['4 Stars',37],['3 Stars',89],['2 Stars',83],['1 Star',61],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',20],['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',7],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=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
Jessie Rushbrooke on the first pitch of Em's Cleft 5.9, photo Emma Alsford

Em's Cleft 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Africa : Morocco : ... : Ida Ougnidif Area
The big cleft and chimney right of Jekyll and Hyde. A classic traditional adventure.1 35m 5a Climb the cleft and flake to a good ledge.2 35m 5a Ascend the big flake and chimney, squeezing behind the chockstone.First climbed in 2009 and fast becoming a real 'trad' classic...[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!