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West Usambara Mountains Rock Climbing 

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Kambe Peak near Irente.


The Usambara Mountains are part of the discontinuous Eastern Arc mountain chain that runs through Kenya and Tanzania. The West Usambara mountains are located in North-East Tanzania. Traveling along the road from Moshi to Dar es Salaam the impressive escarpment rises on the east lush and green from the dry brown scrub. Rock faces are visible from the road the length of the range, some approaching 150 to 200 meters. The rock is gneiss and appears solid although many are covered with moss and vegetation. Lots of potential for someone feeling adventurous.

Getting There 

The road between Moshi and Dar es Salaam runs roughly parallel to the escarpment.

Climbing Season

For the Africa area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tree Birth

Tree Birth 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Africa : Tanzania : ... : Irente View Lodge Cliffs
Route starts by climbing through a tree. Good holds and jambs low down lead to easy an easy finger crack. The crux starts about two thirds of the way up with a difficult fist/off hands section....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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