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CongoBrad


Jun 20, 2013, 12:16 AM
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moved to the Demecratic Republic of Congo, time to route find
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I have checked all the sites, none have routes for the Congo. I have learned that there is a 50 plus foot waterfall near the airport in Kinshasa, time to start setting routes. Does anyone know of any spots here?


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Jun 20, 2013, 8:08 AM
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It's like the trail to Half Dome.


CongoBrad


Jun 20, 2013, 8:57 AM
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after more research it appears the route will be extra dirty, any tips for cleaning an extra dirty route? a screwdriver to scrape hard junk, wire brush for loose stuff, ...


CongoBrad


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http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294187-d1065596-Reviews-Zongo_Falls-Kinshasa.html

I found pics of rocks at the waterfall, its on like donkykong


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i found another spot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Mangengenge

This one looks even better, and its closer


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Aug 5, 2013, 9:57 PM
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So I made my first trip to Zongo Falls to route find! The walls at the Zongo resort were all REALLY wet, so no climbing there. The resort does own a beach about 45 minutes down a rough dirt road. If you pay the resort $6.00 they will supply a guide to show you the way. There is a 1/4 mile long wall that is perfect for climbing, it ranges from about 45 feet to 80 feet. It is a little slabby but has places for protection. it is vertical with nice overhangs.
I tired to find Mt Magengenge but got lost, I will try again soon and let you know what it is like.


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Aug 9, 2013, 7:24 AM
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congo man ... send us some stories about the Congo some time. or send me a PM. have a good time down there.

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