Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook

Select Area...
South Africa 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 5.266, 24.7852 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 76,920
Administrator: Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 5, 2008
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
Neil Adams on the first ascent of Tusker on The Bo...


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.

97 Total Routes

['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',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 S 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   South Africa : Table Mountain
Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021')   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Kenya : Mt Kenya
Jacobs Ladder   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   South Africa : Table Mountain
Albert   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Todra Gorge : Pilier Du Couchant
Browse More Classics in Africa

Featured Route For Africa
Leading, a few feet below the crux roof.

Jegna Almotem 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  Africa : Ethiopia : Armora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
This climb starts to the right of the big tree at the base of Tara Gaga. There is an obvious finger crack (your first piece of pro) in a sea of orange lichen. Gain a ledge and you will see the climb's first bolt. Place 2 or 3 pieces throughout the next 15-20 feet goes over steep, darker basalt with awesome formations and horizontal edges. There are some bolts and then the roof crux. Pull over the roof onto the harder, smoother orange basalt column. Three more bolts and then the anchors.Jegna Alm...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Comments on Africa Add Comment
Show which comments
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: SLC, UT
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!