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Areas in Africa

Angola 19 / 9 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 28
Egypt, Sinai Peninsula 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Ethiopia 29 / 26 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 59
Ghana 1 / 17 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Kenya 46 / 11 / 6 / 11 / 1 / 3 / 1 / 4 / 71
Liberia 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Madagascar 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Malawi 1 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 10
Mali 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Morocco 20 / 380 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 400
Namibia 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 14
Rwanda 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Senegal 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
South Africa 9 / 204 / 3 / 112 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 325
South Sudan - Jebel Kujur 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
São Tomé and Príncipe 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tanzania 3 / 0 / 3 / 36 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Uganda 3 / 24 / 24 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
Zambia - Macheni 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Zimbabwe 254 / 86 / 142 / 9 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 479
Elevation: 2,074 ft
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Shared By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 5, 2008 with updates from Justin Mattison
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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.

1,508 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Africa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 4
Tiger Claw
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
John Denver
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Zanzibar
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 7
Springbok
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 6
Maniac
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 8
The Rhino
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 3
Hole in One
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Southeast Face of Nelion
Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Jacobs Ladder
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
North Face Standard Route
Trad, Alpine 23 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Angel of Mercy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Snakeskin Safari Suit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0
 3
La classique
Sport, Aid 9 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Freak-On
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Lotter's Desire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tiger Claw S Africa > … > Pass > Rhino Boulders
 4
V4 6B Boulder
John Denver S Africa > Rocklands > Kliphuis Campground
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Zanzibar S Africa > … > Close Plateau > Zanzibar Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Springbok S Africa > … > Sassies > Ongo Boulder
 7
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Maniac S Africa > … > Fields of Joy > Maniac Boulder
 6
V7-8 7B Boulder
The Rhino S Africa > … > Pass > Rhino Boulders
 8
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
Hole in One S Africa > … > de Pakhuys > Arch Valley
 3
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
Southeast Face of Nelion Kenya > Mt Kenya
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
Jacobs Ladder S Africa > Table Mtn
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
North Face Standard Route Kenya > Mt Kenya
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 23 pitches
Angel of Mercy S Africa > … > Wonderland crags > Hallucinogen Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Snakeskin Safari Suit S Africa > … > Wonderland crags > Hallucinogen Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
La classique Morocco > Todra Gorge > Pilier Du Couchant
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0 Sport, Aid 9 pitches
Freak-On S Africa > … > Wonderland crags > God No! Wall
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lotter's Desire S Africa > … > Wonderland crags > Superbowl
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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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. Oct 21, 2008
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... Jan 13, 2011
Lukas S
Longmont, CO
Lukas S   Longmont, CO
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! Nov 29, 2012
Why NO comments or entries about Nigeria???? Zuma Rock looks awesome and apparently only one quality route on this huge granite dome? Anybody been there recently? Oct 19, 2015
stav Hoter
Haifa, Israel
stav Hoter   Haifa, Israel
Any climbers in nigria?
More granit than a
I ever sean and no partners Nov 9, 2017
Well, welcome crazy person.... Nov 11, 2017

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