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Kenya Rock Climbing 


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Description 

A smallish nation (depending on how you look at it) with a great diversity of climbing available, ranging from alpine rock and ice (and Mt. Kenya, at 17,100 feet) to roadside crags.

Getting There 

Fly from North America via Europe.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.7 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',6],['5.9',9],['5.10',13],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kenya

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kenya:
Southeast Face of Nelion    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Mt Kenya
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Featured Route For Kenya
Rock Climbing Photo: Big white overhangs in this photo are found on the...

Amazing Journey 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Africa : Kenya : ... : Main Wall
The easiest route up the Main Wall - it protects very well and the climbing is not difficult. As with most Main Wall routes, the first pitch is stellar, including the aid tension move, and the rest are forgettable. Find a guidebook for a proper description of the pitches....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Kenya Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Kenya from the Mackinder Valley.
Mount Kenya from the Mackinder Valley.
Rock Climbing Photo: MASAI-MARA  There are some interesting giant bould...
MASAI-MARA There are some interesting giant bould...
Rock Climbing Photo: HELL'S GATE NP Photo taken from the base of the &q...
HELL'S GATE NP Photo taken from the base of the &q...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the top of Cat after climbing a three pitch FA ...
On the top of Cat after climbing a three pitch FA ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rockin the jimbe in Nanyuki!
Rockin the jimbe in Nanyuki!
Rock Climbing Photo: KIT MIKAYI These are sacred rocks on Kenyan Wildli...
KIT MIKAYI These are sacred rocks on Kenyan Wildli...
Rock Climbing Photo: It was too hot, buggy, and smelly for this crack d...
It was too hot, buggy, and smelly for this crack d...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nairobi on the way to Mt. Kenya
Nairobi on the way to Mt. Kenya
Rock Climbing Photo: KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?)
KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?)
Rock Climbing Photo: Nothing like a post-climb Tusker
Nothing like a post-climb Tusker

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By Fiksman
Aug 27, 2015
Kenya has a long history of climbing with well developed crags near Nairobi as well as a wonderful assortment of "bush" adventure climbs. Guidebooks are available for most areas through the Mountain Club of Kenya (MCK). Also, a list of climbs is being maintained on the (MCK Forum page:

mck.or.ke/open-forum/post/2177...

There has been some considerable changes to grades and aid removal in Hells Gate. These are SLOWLY being added to the Forum as time permits.

When visiting Kenya for climbing, please treat it as an established climbing area as opposed to virgin ground where "anything goes".

Thanks and enjoy!
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 14, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Kenyan Climbing by Kenyon Trout 2015
Kenyan Climbing by
Kenyon Trout 2015

The map was not extended north because Poi and other areas up north are just too dangerous.
By Vincent Owino
Feb 20, 2016
WHO WE ARE: YAGO B BOULDERING
We are climbers/boulders(outdoor), guides, hiking team and guides, tour and safari organization based here in Kisumu City operating in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Our Mission is to provide patrons of all ages a fun, climbing skills, promote tourism in East Africa, safe environment in which to exercise, socialize, and gain new and distinct culture, lifestyle, experience through bouldering.
Our goal is to maximize our clients/friends/customers satisfaction and value according to their demands. To us the client/customer/friend is supreme.
Objectives
Yago B Bouldering plans on achieving these objectives:
· To establish a small community trading hub/village center for daily food stuff to the entire community.
· To offer after school youth and school going kids climbing programs, hence remove them from the slums to come out and climb thus foster their skills
· To offer after school youth micro business training programs through bouldering activities
· To establish affordable traditional chilling out point for both locals and international tourist and climbers
· Become the primary center for outdoor climbing in the greater Yago in Seme Sub County area.

You can reach us on vincentowinodon@yahoo.com or on our website on yagobouldering.com or on facebook page at Yago B Bouldering our phone number is +254703888367

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