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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

For the Africa area.

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: The mighty Krapf Rognon and approach Gully directl...

North Face Standard Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Africa : Kenya : Mt Kenya
A classic, gutsy alpine climb right on equatorial East Africa. This is a bold, sometimes burly but constantly beautiful route that takes you to the roof of Kenya where jaw-dropping scenery sprawls beneath you in all directions. Any route on this African beast demands some mocksy--so quick is the word and sharp is the action. Embrace this old-school, rugged adventure of a lifetime"This is the classic route up the north side!From Kami Hut (4,400 meters), traverse south along the east side of the ...[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.

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