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Routes : Africa : Mali : Hombori Mountains : Aiguilles de Garmi : Hand of Fatma : Kaga Tondo's north pillar

Kaga Tondo's north pillar - 5.10b popular

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1 set of cams and 1 set of stoppers
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This 2400ft climb is supposed to be the longest climb on sandstone in the world and a very beautiful one too! the 15 pitches are all rated between IV (5.7?) and 6a (5.10b?) and climbing can be very 'airy', exposed. Comfortable bivy for 4 on belay 12. To get back down cross the summit north to south and descend the west face via 4 50m rappels. Then walk to the col between Kaga Tondo and Kaga Pamari and start rappeling the east face from there. There are a lot of sport routes on this face and you can use the belay stations of these routes to get down. This descent is much faster and easier then walking and downclimbing the west face all the way down!!!

Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-17
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Route ID: 13655

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: elcapske on 2000-12-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Beautiful climb in a beautiful setting!!! Solid sandstone, rounded holds, good friction most of the time, a lot of horizontal cracks.

Added: 2000-12-29