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Lukenya Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,000'
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Submitted By: Keith B. Ives on May 28, 2010
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Must get permission from Mountain Club of Kenya: mck.or.ke

Description 

A broken cliff system featuring a variety of shaded and exposed areas. Crags at the base of the hill have more vegetation. There are a plethora of trad routes, but access to top makes top-rope an option too. Mountain Club of Kenya owns the land, grants access for non-members, & has guide-books available. mck.or.ke

Getting There 

1 hour South of Nairobi, down Mombasa Rd. Turn off left after you pass the hill and Edinburgh Castle - the crags are not visible when coming from Nairobi as they are on the South side of the hill. Pass through Lukenya school, paying a fee if you're not MCK, and follow the road that curves left to the base of the crags. Main Wall is first on your right after you pass an old gate, and if you keep going you get to the Picnic Tree and a high concentration of single-pitch crags.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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]


Featured Route For Lukenya
Rock Climbing Photo: Steep but juggy finish

Arthur's Horror 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Africa : Kenya : ... : Main Wall
The most obvious line and an old classic. Great for beginner leaders. Go up the giant pillar in the middle of main wall to the huge ledge. This pitch is run out but covered in holds - many ways to go. Second pitch finds its way off the top of the ledge and up through a variety of finishes. The bolted finishes are steep and juggy, the normal finish is to traverse right until you can break up and over the final bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Lukenya Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Also a good place to learn aid - if you're into th...
Also a good place to learn aid - if you're into th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of climbing for new leaders as well
Lots of climbing for new leaders as well
Rock Climbing Photo: Some high-quality problems if you're willing to bu...
Some high-quality problems if you're willing to bu...
Rock Climbing Photo: There's even good bouldering scattered around.
There's even good bouldering scattered around.
Rock Climbing Photo: More crags by the picnic tree
More crags by the picnic tree
Rock Climbing Photo: Edinburgh Castle - long, hard, run-out single pitc...
Edinburgh Castle - long, hard, run-out single pitc...
Rock Climbing Photo: A Fish on a rock
A Fish on a rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of Main Wall
Top of Main Wall

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By Chris Nischan
Dec 26, 2011
On the other side of the trad routes are some awesome sport routes and hard boulder problems tucked behind a boarding school and farm.
By Darrell S
Jul 17, 2013
Looking for partners for this crag - Lets go climb here sometime soon. Give me a shout - sommerlatt.darrell@gmail.com
By Nate Flynn
From: United States
Aug 16, 2013
Darrell S. where do you live in Nairobi?

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