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Mother of all Towers

Mother of all Towers

The Koraro Sandstone Towers, 150 meters high, climbed in 4 pitches, on very little protection and our 'rope gun' Niels Tietze, followed by Nico Demus, Mathieu Thermes, and myself, May 15th 2012. We reached the summit at 6:30pm.

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Submitted by: Aylwyn on 2012-09-05 | Last Modified: 2012-09-09 | Views: 642

Comment areyoumydude on 2012-09-05
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Where is this?
Comment sonso45 on 2012-09-06
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Ethiopia...
Comment Aylwyn on 2012-09-06
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Near a town called Hawzen, northern Ethiopia (Tigray region). Fly from Addis Ababa to Mekele, rent a minibus, drive 80km north to Hawzen, drive on to the Gheralta sandstone massif, turn right, continue 30 minutes...until you reach the village of Koraro.
Comment markguycan on 2012-09-09
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which crack system did you climb, the steep chimneys on the right or the chimney and OW on the left? What grade do you give it?
Comment Aylwyn on 2012-09-09
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We started in the deep crack system on the right, it is enormous. Our lead climber named it 'Scared Hamster Tube Party. 5.10- R/X'. I'll upload more pictures from the inside so you can see why...