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In the old days, this was the best/most popular crag in Uganda. Many references can be found in the 1962 and 1991 guide books. The area has been closed since 1992 due to proximity to a military base



The hard, grey gneiss has been described as excellent. Prior to 1992 this area provided the best climbing within reasonable reach of Kampala.


Access issues

Several attempts to gain access have been made from 2012-2018. As of yet, the base commander will not let climbers back onto these crags. As the climbing community grows, hopefully someone with the right approach and connections can help plead the case for climbing here as re-opening Nakasongola would undoubtedly greatly enhance climbing opportunities for the Kampala based climbing community.



See the old guidebooks or follow the GPS coordinates.


Where to stay

This can be reached from Kampala. Alternatively, use a local guesthouse or bush camp nearby.



Be prepared for a hostile welcome if you try to get into this site.



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Prior to 1992 this was the key climbing area in Uganda. Post 1992, groups have been forbidden from climbing here and even escorted away by armed soldiers.


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