Criston Bank

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Criston Bank
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Climbing TypeSport, Trad, Multi-pitch
Rock TypeGranite
SeasonAll year round

Criston Bank is near to Harare and represents an excellent granite climbing area. There's over 50 routes written-up but still loads of potential for new routes and bouldering. The ethics have been typically to mix trad protection with bolts although there are some numerous pure sports routes.

Head north out of Harare on Golden Stairs (2nd Street) road (all tar). After about the road toll (USD 1) drive for 6km and then turn right into Criston Bank village/ residential area. At the end of the tar (about 5km) park. There's a sign for a nature reserve on the right.

Walk for about 300m on the jeep track then bear off left on a small trail. After about 5 minute you can see the main crag on the right.

Attractions & Activities


- Main Crag
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