This is an eastern, landlocked, African country on the horn of Africa that is also known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. It is Africa's oldest independent country. Its population is estimated to be over 80 million, 2nd most in Africa. It has some of the oldest evidence of human inhabitation. The population is multi-ethnic (with nearly a third being Oromo) and multi-lingual (90). The more dominant languages are Amharic, Tigrinya, Orominga, Guaraginga, Somali, and Arabic. English is the most widely spoken foreign language.
Most non-Ethiopians will travel to Adis Ababa by air. Dire Dawa (pop. 270,000) also has an international airport. The elevation of Adis Ababa is 7800 feet. From there, the travel will be dependent on where you wish to go. There are only 20,000 miles of road, gravel or paved. There are 58 airports in the country, 17 have paved runways. There is 400 miles of railway under joint control with Djibouti and Ethiopia, but it is considered largely inoperable.
The state owns all land in Ethiopia and provides long-term leases up to 99 years to the tenants. To provide more proof of legal occupancy, land use certificates are now being issued in some areas.
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Tewlihe ("The Sharp One") 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 3 pitches, 375' Gheralta Range Koraro Spire...
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Cracked Wheat 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b International : Africa : ... : Armora Gedel (Addis Ababa)
Cracked Wheat is the first mixed route bolted on Armora Gedel and called thus due to the farmer's wheat stalks that were growing at the base of the and lightly stomped over on the route's first ascent (by toprope).This route, from a climbing perspective, may be considered the most complete route at Armora Gedel due to its many styles of technique over high quality rock. P1: This pitch is harder than the next pitch and requires pulling on slopers, small edges and careful balance. The first pitch...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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