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MCU Muyenga Quarry Mostly Sport climbing

22 routes in crag
  • Grades: SA
  • Approach time: 1 minute
  • Photos: 12
  • Ascents: 75
  • Aka: Pierre's Quarry

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Summary

The only outdoor rock climbing within Kampala!

Description

This crag has 20+ chain belays, and more routes are continuing to be developed by The Mountain Club of Uganda (MCU). Most routes are bolted for single pitch sport climbing, although a few are top-rope only. Both crag faces get afternoon shade, and climbing is great from about 2:30 pm to sunset at around 7 pm, which is consistent year-round in Uganda. On cloudy days, the rock stays cool enough that climbers can climb from sunrise to sunset.

MCU regularly runs climbing events at the quarry, where club equipment is available for rent to members who don't have their own gear. Check www.mcu.ug for a calendar of events.

Access issues

Climbing here is only permitted to MCU members. Membership details at www.mcu.ug.

Approach

To get to the parking area, take Kalungi Road to Kawagga Close and park at the Model House. Here is the pin to the parking area: https://goo.gl/maps/H9cmp5bEvgw

Where to stay

As this crag is in Kampala, any accommodation in the city will work, but the closest neighborhoods are Muyenga, Makindye, Kabalagala and Bugolobi.

Camping is not allowed at this site.

Ethic

The Mountain Club of Uganda is responsible for bolting at the quarry. Only the MCU committee can approve bolting. The landowner does not permit any other bolting. Contact www.mcu.ug for more details.

History

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Pierre Perret first noticed this crag whilst jogging. After many visits, he noticed the quarrying had stopped. After asking around a bit, the landowner was found and access was first granted to the Mountain Club of Uganda in November 2016. Cleaning and bolting yielded the first complete routes by January 2017.

Some content has been provided under license from: © Matt Battani (Matt Battani)

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FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Matt Battani, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Benoit Fabre, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Pierre Gay Perret, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Benoit Fabre, 15 Jul 2017

FA: Benoit Fabre, 15 Jul 2017

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