Sudanese Granite

Dominating the view from the busy town of Kassala are the mighty granite domes of the Takka range. As enormous vultures soar high above the blank looking faces and baboons guard the seemingly endless supply of gigantic boulders one can’t help but wonder what rock climbing prizes lie in this largely un-explored African wilderness.
Mike Hutton and a small team travelled to the far north of Sudan to scope out the climbing potential in this un-spoilt land of incredible people and fascinating boulders.

Vultures, Kids and Baboons

We didn’t know which were scarier.
The Vultures appeared to be guarding the crags, the baboons the boulders and the kids the gateway to both. It was as if we had entered a forbidden kingdom and the hurdles had to been thrown in our path as some kind of test by the gods.