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Christon Bank Rock Climbing 

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The view of Christon Bank as you hike up the ridge...


Granite outcroppings rising out of the bush on hill tops near Christon Bank, Zimbabwe. The rock forms granite vert and slab climbing with some climbs being covered in positive little flakes. The climbing is on all sides of the hilltop meaning you can chase the shade throughout the day. There is a large roof on one side that can provide shade midday and a number of climbs are under the roof including one of the harder sport climbs in Zimbabwe, a 5.12c named Titanic. There are trad and sport climbs and many can be top roped. The bolts on the sport climbs are being replaced by the Zimbabwe Mountain Club. Contact the Zimbabwe Mountain Club for more details.

Getting There 

Drive north out of Harare on A11 and head to the town of Christon Bank. Follow roads to the GPS coordinates parking near the small huts. Hike up the ridgeline to the top of the hill. Contact the Zimbabwe Mountain Club for more details.

Climbing Season

For the Africa area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

48 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Christon Bank

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Christon Bank:
The Black Pig   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Main Outcrop
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Featured Route For Christon Bank
Rock Climbing Photo: Riley Abbot tip toes up The Black Pig at Christon ...

The Black Pig 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Africa : Zimbabwe : ... : Main Outcrop
Pull off the ground on small flakes and tip toe up the sharp holds following the bolts up the black streak. Rest in the offwidth and then head back out on the face for more technical moves. When the angle slabs out continue heading up to anchors high on the top of the block....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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