Rock climbing near Addis Ababa

Nico writes:

I recently created Ethiopia’s first ever sport climbing cliff at Armora Gedel (meaning “hawk’s cliff” in Amharic), a 60 metres basaltic wall set at an altitude of 2,800m outside Addis Ababa. I started the project back in mid-2013 and friends and I are still developing routes today. We have around 30 routes now. The climbing crew is 10 to 20 people living in Addis Ababa, and we see a lot of visitors too. But it’s not a commercial enterprise, any rock climbers can go there. or join us.

This link is all about the wall and the climbs
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/armora-gedel-ethiopia/108086661

And here’s a link to a story i wrote for rock n ice
http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/building-ethiopias-potential-rock-climbing-near-addis-ababa

I also recently added a detailed free 16-page guidebook here:

Interested climbers are welcome to contact Nico at nico.parco [at] gmail.com

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Rock climbing near Addis Ababa

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s