The real deal. Well it's not a K2. But this is a fricken cool mountain. - IT'S GOT ROCK on it! Long expanses of quality rock.
Fly to Narobi cross the equator and head to the trail head. A casual two day hike in gets you to basecamp. There is a pretty darn good hut there at basecamp as it is used for many treking groups that come through regularly. This is the north side of the mountain that I describe as I did not go to the south side. South basecamp I hear is also quite comfy.
Climbing Season For the Africa area.
Weather station 15.2 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Mt Kenya
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Southeast Face of Nelion 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Africa
: Mt Kenya
When it's winter up north, this is a sunny 15 pitch climb that can be done with a small rack, single 60m rope, and rock shoes (big enough for warm socks). Lots of novices have been guided up Nelion, even though it takes thirteen rappels to get down (25m raps). January and February are the driest months. The rains might stop by December for Christmas holidays. Mount Kenya from Point Lenana Southeast Face on left. East Pillar & North Face are best done June through September (warmer). cosmic Wiki-photo by Stefan Leitner (month unknown) Once Nelion is climbed, continuing down to the Gate of Mists and up to Batian is more advanced and committing. There is...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5...
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Firman's Tower.
A huge mountain with pitch after pitch!
A long, chossy approach to the base of the route
Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Ken...
Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an uns...
January 29, 2013 Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond C...
And she was with me for all of it!
BETA PHOTO: The start of the North Face Standard route is mark...
BETA PHOTO: Shipton's Camp
BETA PHOTO: A Hyrax- Africa's marmot equivalent and a frequent...
Mackinder Hut (14,200') sleeping room
BETA PHOTO: Old Moses Camp (First camp after Sirimon Gate and ...
Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Camp One, the evening before the first push
Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier A new via-ferra...
Nearing the summit of the North Face Standard Rout...
Soon to be making camp for the night along the Sir...
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