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Mar 29, 2012
I moved here to Uganda 6 months ago. Just so people on MP searching for info on Uganda know this is what I found so far living here and what I wanted to know before moving but I couldn't find. I figure anyone looking to climb in Uganda would probably type Uganda into MP search bar and hopefully see this.

Uganda mountain club has recently reactivated. Look them up on FaceBook or their website, they have info and do trips to crags here. They would likely be your only source of up to date beta. Other than the sparse info currently on MP.

The old guidebook from the 60s is available but is out of print, small and limited, more like a pamphlet. Uganda Mountain club has a copy, I do too. No real info for cragging but some info to get you started finding the rocks that were known in the 50s and 60s. the guide book is GUIDE TO ROCK CLIMBS IN UGANDA Pasteur and Osmaston 1963 (Pasteur, D and H.A. Osmaston) Uganda mountain club is planning on putting out a new guidebook eventually but it will be some time before that happens.

I am working to put a couple routes up and describe some others from the old guide book I have climbed. I will post info as I can to MP for everyone who wants to climb here. I climb easy stuff but will get the better climbers to post harder stuff if I can.

There are rocks here (not all have been quarried to make roads) so if your here and looking to climb, you can!
Joe Freeman
Joined Feb 8, 2011
370 points
Mar 29, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: alaska
Just curious - why did you move there? The media paints that place as wild an war-torn. However I realize they could mer misportraying it. agd
Joined Mar 31, 2010
30 points
Apr 16, 2012
Uganda is great, the current hype with Kony 2012 and all that is about what happened, not what is happening now. Its a fine place to live, not a Colorado type climbing scene but better than say Florida, but what isn't?

My wife and I are volunteers at a small clinic in Rural Uganda check out the website We like living here and keep pretty busy scaling up an outpatient clinic that started about 5 years ago. Planning to be on the ground for at least another year.
Joe Freeman
Joined Feb 8, 2011
370 points
Sep 22, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: On Durin's Bane
Hi all, I am actually in Arua right now, and will be here in Arua off and on for the next two years. I would definitely be interested in going and exploring some local rock. I can bring pretty much anything from the States, bolt kit, gear etc on the next trip out. Shoot me a message or email me at
Like I said, I would be very interested in meeting other climbers in the area.
Joe Forrester
From Palo Alto
Joined Aug 7, 2005
1,070 points
Sep 22, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: tanuki
Bump for a cool charity!

For those of you that are interested, look at the financial statement. This org uses 96% of the dollars donated to "directly to support health and education initiatives in Uganda." That is really cool, especially when compared to some of the larger charities and bullshit like Mission 14.

Good on you, Engeye!
NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Joined Dec 6, 2009
91 points

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