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Climbing in Tanzania


Darryl Combe · · Johannesburg, Gauteng · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 0
Bobby Hutton wrote: I recently got a chance to do some more exploration in Northern Tanzania. I had seen some promising looking rock from the high way and went out with my friends to check it out. As you can see in the pictures it is an impressive cliff face that is fairly clean for Tanzania and looks like it has potential. I believe the rock face is around 300 meters tall. Good news is there is a pretty decent road to the base of the escarpment, bad news is there is no trail up to the cliff face just lots and lots of thorns.  This cliff is not to far from the Lake Manyara National Park. Rough Gps Coordinates-3.898788, 35.704802


Darryl Combe · · Johannesburg, Gauteng · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 0

I must say, that Manyara Escarpment cliff face looks very intriguing. Anyone explored this any further?

Mitch Guichon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 0

Anyone in this thread still in TZ? Will be in Dar for work for 6 months and am looking for partners. Will have time throughout to explore the country. Have a rack, rope and am keen for some exploring / adventure climbing.

Also looking to plan a trip up to Mt. Kenya, ideally around June-July.

Darryl Combe · · Johannesburg, Gauteng · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 0
Mitch Guichon wrote: Anyone in this thread still in TZ? Will be in Dar for work for 6 months and am looking for partners. Will have time throughout to explore the country. Have a rack, rope and am keen for some exploring / adventure climbing.

Also looking to plan a trip up to Mt. Kenya, ideally around June-July.

Hi Mich, there is a possibility that I will be based in Dar for a work contract, I'll only find out in the next week or two. Will let you know if it comes through.

Laurel · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 0

Hi Mitch and Darryl, I will be based in Dar until August! I only brought my shoes unfortunately, but would be down to tag along if you go bouldering somewhere or something!

Mitch Guichon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 0
Darryl Combe wrote:

Hi Mich, there is a possibility that I will be based in Dar for a work contract, I'll only find out in the next week or two. Will let you know if it comes through.

Perfect, looking forward to it if it works out!

Mitch Guichon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 0
Laurel wrote: Hi Mitch and Darryl, I will be based in Dar until August! I only brought my shoes unfortunately, but would be down to tag along if you go bouldering somewhere or something!

Don't have a pad unfortunately, not even sure where one would get one here? But will let you know if I get up to anything! Not much established around here

Darryl Combe · · Johannesburg, Gauteng · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 0
Mitch Guichon wrote:

Don't have a pad unfortunately, not even sure where one would get one here? But will let you know if I get up to anything! Not much established around here

I can't find any reference on the internet to climbing or bouldering around Dar. Worst case scenario I'll put a small bouldering wall and campus board up for training.

Laurel · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 0
Mitch Guichon wrote:

Don't have a pad unfortunately, not even sure where one would get one here? But will let you know if I get up to anything! Not much established around here

That's true it might be a bit difficult to find one, but it might be possible! Sounds good though! Definitely let me know

Darryl Combe · · Johannesburg, Gauteng · Joined Mar 2019 · Points: 0

I've created a group on Facebook called Tanzania Rock Climbing Club, lets see if we can get a group going in order to explore possible climbing activities.

Mitch Guichon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 0
Darryl Combe wrote:

I can't find any reference on the internet to climbing or bouldering around Dar. Worst case scenario I'll put a small bouldering wall and campus board up for training.

I've heard about people bouldering around Coco beach at low tide. Also found this online, covering stuff in the Arusha area.


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ARINITYRA LIYATSIA · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 1 day ago · Points: 0
Bergman wrote: I lived in Tanzania for a while about 10 years ago. Is it your first time to eastern Africa? I did the trek up mt Meru - you would nee d a special permit to climb there - its a National Park, and one of the requirements is to travel with Vidmateam armed Park  iTunes guide. We were actually charged by a few Notepad++elephants there, and the guides had to fire more than a few shots off to scare them away. But there is lots of good rock, as mentioned above, even on the road to  Dar. My only advice is that you will not find much in the way of good gear there, so bring your own, and most importantly driving times are muchg, much longer. We figured 40km and hour of non-highway travel was doing really good. Most of time it was closer to 25km/hour max. The dirt roads are rough, but the highway is half-decent, especially around Arusha.

Update.
I have been doing alot of research on climbing in Tanzania. I have yet to find anything of developed routes or crags. Still looking.
I have however found some very interesting pictures. The following are from the Usambara Mountains A couple hours south east of Arusha that I found in a google search.

BigRed11 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 831
ARINITYRA LIYATSIA wrote:

Update.
I have been doing alot of research on climbing in Tanzania. I have yet to find anything of developed routes or crags. Still looking.
I have however found some very interesting pictures. The following are from the Usambara Mountains A couple hours south east of Arusha that I found in a google search.

Have you checked with the Mountain Club of Kenya? I know there was development in Tanzania in the past, those records have probably not been modernized.

Jonny Pollard · · Norwich, Norfolk · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0
ARINITYRA LIYATSIA wrote:

Update.
I have been doing alot of research on climbing in Tanzania. I have yet to find anything of developed routes or crags. Still looking.
I have however found some very interesting pictures. The following are from the Usambara Mountains A couple hours south east of Arusha that I found in a google search.

Hi, there is a bolted multi pitch on longido near the summit (2 1st pitches barely hvs, final 4 pitches easy slab walk/scramble) It’s a nice day hike,  but you barely need a rope for the climb. You have to take a ‘guide’ on the walk and pay your forestry fee. Still, rock is clean, views are nice. Don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it yet- sorry if they have! Plenty of rock in singida, usambaras, iringa, etc, but you’ve probably seen that also. 

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