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Africa Rock Climbing 


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Location: 5.266, 24.7852 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 5, 2008  with updates from Justin Mattison
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Ridge scrambling towards the West Ridge

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 24.7 miles from here

897 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',126],['3 Stars',401],['2 Stars',183],['1 Star',76],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',178],['5.7',49],['5.8',79],['5.9',109],['5.10',211],['5.11',92],['5.12',52],['5.13',10],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',23],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',24],['V6-7',17],['V8-9',14],['V10-11',7],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Africa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Africa:
Toubkal Standard Route        , 2000'   Morocco : Jbel Toubkal
Up The Spout   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 15'   Rocklands : Kliphuis Campground
Poison Dwarf   V8 7B     Boulder   Close Plateau : Poison Dwarf Boulder
The Rhino   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, 18'   The Pass : Rhino Boulders
Western Breach   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a R     Trad, 2556'   Tanzania : Kilimanjaro
Arrow Final   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   South Africa : Table Mountain
Jacobs Ladder   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   South Africa : Table Mountain
Southeast Face of Nelion    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Kenya : Mt Kenya
Habesha   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Easy Eshi   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Angel of Mercy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Wonderland crags : Hallucinogen Wall
Atkilt Tera   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Endless Blowjob   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Tranquilitas Crag : Grunt Area
Snakeskin Safari Suit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   The Wonderland crags : Hallucinogen Wall
Tenish Tenish   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Ethiopia : Amora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Abert   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Todra Gorge : Pilier Du Couchant
Chibania   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 1100'   Todra Gorge : Pilier Du Couchant
The Black Pig   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Christon Bank : Main Outcrop
Freak-On   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   The Wonderland crags : The God No! Wall
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Featured Route For Africa
Rock Climbing Photo: Notice the pillar to the left of the wall. Climber...

Hyena's Secret 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Africa : Ethiopia : Dave's Fall & Hyena's Secre...
This is awesome, sustained climbing with several careful, technical moves over vertical rock. The route follows the bolts until the third or fourth bolt when climbers are forced over a small bulge. There is one more bolt and then a final bolt anchor. We are currently looking to install a 2nd bolt on the anchor.This is truly a classic Entoto climb that shouldn't be missed if you are in the are for more than one day....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Mark Elliot
Oct 21, 2008
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.
By Katie Gr
Jan 13, 2011
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...
By Lukas S
From: Longmont, CO
Nov 29, 2012
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!
By James Garrett
Oct 19, 2015
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?

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