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Africa, Mali, Hombori Mountains, New Route

Hombori Mountains, new route. From November 20 to January 14 my brother Michael and I visited the Hand of Fatima in the Hombori Mountains. On Kaga Pamari we established a new route up the center of the southwest face, completing the line in the first week of December. The route is 400 meters in length and follows a crack system (finger to shoulder width). The maximum difficulties are French 7a. All belays were bolted, but nuts and cams are needed for protection. The route is situated just left of the 1993 Albert/Arnold line, Wanangaba Maby.

Jens Richter, Germany