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Paul Donnithorne on Cosmic Corner 5.11b, on Titan'...


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.

103 Total Routes

['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Africa:
Toubkal Standard Route   Mod. Snow     Snow, 2000'   Morocco : Jbel Toubkal
Arrow Final   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   South Africa : Table Mountain
Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021')   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Kenya : Mt Kenya
Jacobs Ladder   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   South Africa : Table Mountain
Albert   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Todra Gorge : Pilier Du Couchant
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Featured Route For Africa
Paul Statton on the first pitch of Firesword 5.10b, photo Paul Donnithorne

Firesword 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  Africa : Morocco : ... : Samazar Valley
A nicely sustained climb throughout with no real cruxes. Really varied and on immaculate quartzite. Guidebook description:Another superlative route with four varied, immaculate pitches up cracks and corners in the golden pillar. A fine companion to Brisingr, starting as for that route.1 60m 5b Climb up to the small tree to gain the slab on the right. Some tricky moves gain and climb the crack in the orange side wall of Brisingr, which leads to a final steep move up a flake to gain ledges at t...[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: SLC, UT
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!