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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Kenya
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kenya:
Featured Route For Kenya
North Face Standard Route 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Africa
: 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
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:
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
Kenyan Climbing by
Kenyon Trout 2015
The map was not extended north because Poi and other areas up north are just too dangerous.