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Ethiopia's first Sport Climbing Crag is nearly 500 meters wide and 60 meters high and has very easy access from Addis Ababa. The rock is basalt and offers sport climbs, mixed climbs and some trad climbs as well. All routes published here have bolted anchors. Please see the route descriptions for more info.
Go to the Farensay neighborhood in the northeast quadrant of Addis Ababa. Take the Farensay road all the way to the end, where minibuses, mid-sized buses and taxis are waiting in a dirt plaza. (This is your last chance to buy fruit, bread, etc.) Turn left and begin driving up the mountain. After a few hundred meters, you will go beyond the houses of the city on a windy dirt road and be surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Stay left when the road forks at a small rock quarry/gravel production. Continue up the road that will meet up with a large work site with enormous trucks are moving earth back and forth throughout the city. You can park here or continue straight through the work site on a road with really bad cobbles. If you continue, park at the big bend in front of a small creek.
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Oysters Nuts 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
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Poroto Gringo 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Jegna Almotem 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 90'
Cracked Wheat 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Enkefet 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Austerity Measures 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 90'
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Jegna Almotem 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b International : Africa : ... : Armora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
This climb starts to the right of the big tree at the base of Tara Gaga. There is an obvious finger crack (your first piece of pro) in a sea of orange lichen. Gain a ledge and you will see the climb's first bolt. Place 2 or 3 pieces throughout the next 15-20 feet goes over steep, darker basalt with awesome formations and horizontal edges. There are some bolts and then the roof crux. Pull over the roof onto the harder, smoother orange basalt column. Three more bolts and then the anchors.Jegna Alm...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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