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A crag near Mekelle, precise location unknown

Description

From "A Guide to Rock Climbing and Bouldering in Ethiopia (2014)": The Bubu Hills cliff or Homebase as we like to call it, is a long basalt cliff east of Mekelle, our home town. It is located behind the Bubu Hills Hotel (now the Hilltops Hotel) and is easily accessible by car or by foot. Although the overall quality of the rock is rather poor due to onion-peel weathering of the basalt, extensive parts of compact rock with cracks can be found here. At the foot of the cliff, some large basalt blocks make good boulder fun. We opened 5 boulder routes (3 to 5c) and one easy chimney today. The chimney was named "LaTrine" (4a) since rock hyraxes were using the crack as a communal toilet.

• Name: Homebase • Location: Enderta • Altitude: 2250 m • Nearest city: Mekelle • Rock type: basalt • Route lengths: 50 meter • Number of routes today: 1 + 5 boulder routes • First route opened: 13/08/2004 by R. Aerts (Direct, 4b) • Equipped with: nothing • Other: boulders near rock base

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