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YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: James Garrett and Devlin McGuire, 21 November 2015
New Route: Yes
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Nov 22, 2015

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Climber on Almaz (The Diamond) belayed by UK Addis...


This new addition (Almaz= Diamond in Amaric) to AG is like a diamond in the rough and is immediately to the left of Tenish Tenish and well protected with about 12 bolts. It will clean up well and the rock is very good.

Pitch #1: Walk up to the base of the wall up a short incline about 10m to the left of the popular route Tenish Tenish. The start is bouldery and cruxy, but the bolts are close here and intensive cleaning efforts have paid off with a great longish pitch with nice movement. After the 4th bolt, bigger juggier holds and better feet will yield easier and fun climbing up the steep wall to the two-bolt belay. 5.10, 25m.


Almaz is 10m up and left of Tenish Tenish on far left of the cliff.
Good landing and well protected.




13 QDs to a two bolt belay.
Belay bolt added to base and landing devegetated December 2016

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nico leading, Kera belaying Almaz
Nico leading, Kera belaying Almaz
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By nicojah Parco
From: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dec 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this route! lots of hidden holds, and harder than it looks.
By James Garrett
Dec 13, 2015

Much more cleaning done on the route...hardish tricky 5.10+ well protected moves down low but then jug city for more than 2/3 of the upper route. If in addis, take a trip to Amora Gedelle and get after it!!! Only QDs needed!

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