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Routes in Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)

A Supposedly Fun Climb I'll Never Climb Again TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Air Africa T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c R
Almaz S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Anbessa S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Atkilt Tera S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Austerity Measures S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Basque Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Battle of Adwa T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Blue Donkey Express S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chigger Yellem S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Coffee Break is Over, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Coffee Ceremony S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cracked Wheat S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Easy Eshi S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Feral Warp Wolf T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Galatoma T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Giorgis '64 S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Habesha S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jegna Aymotem S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Liger Army S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lucy in the Sky S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
No Smoking S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Oysters Nuts T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Poroto Gringo S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Powered by Injera S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sau Hund (Asema Wusha) T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sheba's Glory S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Solomon's Revenge T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Tara Gaga T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tenish Tenish S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wendemé S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Weyne Gude S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
You Don't Mess with the Zohan S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
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Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: James Garrett
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Shared By: nicojah Parco on Nov 29, 2014

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This route is hailed as an excellent, moderate sport climb for people visiting Armora Gedel. And if you're not climbing trad (Oysters Nuts) then this should be your first run on the crag's unique basalt. The climbs starts on easy basalt with big holds and is better protected than other climbs on the wall.

The crux is above halfway on a few crimpers with lots of options for feet. There's always a big hold around the corner, and the rock is solid.

The name means "just a little" in Amharic, which is what you'll be saying when they ask you if you want to eat the Ethiopian raw meat dish known as kitfo...

This route is a much appreciated contribution from prolific route developer from Utah, James Garrett! Ato James has visited Ethiopia on several occasions and put up other climbs in Tigray.


Starts to the left of Poroto Gringo and follows a black streak up to the shared anchors with the 5.11 above it.




TT is the most well protected route on the crag and is a sport route. The continuation above on SR is not a true trad climb by definition as it was also rap drilled. Due to a scarcity of bolt availability, however, you would be advised to place some gear here or there. I doubt if anything here was actually put up from the ground making it a true "trad climb". An evolving definition, i guess. Nice place to escape Addis and feel abit of the countryside!!:):) Dec 9, 2014
So clean, a couple bolts added to make it even MORE climber friendly! Belay bolt at landing. Nov 19, 2016

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