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Tanzania Rock Climbing 

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A big nation of very friendly people (Mali is often called the Tanzania of West Africa because the people are reportedly so friendly there), Tanzania has the distiction of not only hosting the highest peak on the continent, but also boasting many excellent crags.

Getting There 

Fly from NA or Europe.

Climbing Season

For the Africa area.

Weather station 39.1 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tanzania

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tanzania:
western breach   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     , 2556'   Kilimanjaro
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Featured Route For Tanzania
Rock Climbing Photo: Early morning heading up the Western Breach

western breach 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  Africa : Tanzania : Kilimanjaro
The Western Breach is the most aggressive and riskiest way to summit Kibo. Be aware that rock fall is a hazard, and climbers should be prepared for variable weather conditions. The trail is steep and involves 3rd-4th class climbing at over 16,000 feet. During my summit, we were hit with a snowstorm and climbed route through snowdrifts. Microspikes or crampons are suggested, and helmets are a must. This is not a route to be taken lightly; this route was closed in 2006 due to the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Bobby Hutton
From: Gold Country CA
Nov 13, 2013
I am living in Tanzania until May 2015. If any one is interested in figuring out some climbing in Tanzania feel free to contact me. Feel free to hit me up for beta about areas and cliffs that could be developed.
Here is a link to what i have been able to find out about climbing in TZ.

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