|By Russ Keane|
Sep 19, 2013
Climbed this route last weekend. It is a fantastic, beautiful setting, and the climbing is okay. Don't go up there expecting some killer "hand crack" as they say. It's more of an easy gradual corner with a million stances and holds (solo-able), then belay, then start the steeper section to the top, which has a definite line which is a series of cracks I guess... But not exactly crack climbing. Fun but nothing to go crazy about.
It's a gorgeous hike up from the road, an adventurous scramble over to this part of the cliff, and a killer view from the top. Good place to practice your remote/alpine climbing skills, as it's two pitches and steep enough to get your attenion.
The bottom of the route is tricky to find.
Also, there is a similar 5.5-5.6 route just to the left, that was soaking wet when we were there. It's called Kampala. Looks maybe even slightly better than Zanzibar. More of a defined crack.