R-A-D in Madagascar

Traveled to northern Madagascar to the the tourist hub of Antsiranana/Diego Suarez.

The access to the crags is controlled by a local guide company, please visit the Newsea Roc website for details.

I booked into a 3 trip to the Nosy Hara archipelago to Camp Corral, a wild desert island with routes right in camp. Most of the routes have been re-bolted with marine grade glue ins.

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Next moved to the Jungle Park Adventure. The climbing is situated in La Vallee des Perroquets, or Parrot Valley, a lovely spot located on the backside of Montagne Des Francais, the landmark peak of Diego.

With alot of lines that needed glue-ins we went to work.

Re-equipped 3 classic lines on the main wall, replaced 4 anchors and added a new line to the Magic Wood Wall. It’s called Mora Mora which means slowly slowly, you hear that a lot.

With out a doubt it is some of the biggest holds funnest cragging I have done. Place still has some major potential for development. Mostly in the under 7a range. Perfect climate, dry windy with most crags having shade most of the day. In a word Madagascar is endemic in every way, plants, animals, people, food music and rock. Well worth a visit. IMGP5080

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