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Mt Kenya Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 17,000'
Location: -0.1526, 37.3079 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Hans Florine on Jan 29, 2010
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt Kenya

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt Kenya:
Southeast Face of Nelion    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   
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Featured Route For Mt 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 Mt Kenya Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5...
Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching Firman's Tower.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Firman's Tower.
Rock Climbing Photo: At Camp 1
At Camp 1
Rock Climbing Photo: A huge mountain with pitch after pitch!
A huge mountain with pitch after pitch!
Rock Climbing Photo: A long, chossy approach to the base of the route
A long, chossy approach to the base of the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Ken...
Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Ken...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an uns...
Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an uns...
Rock Climbing Photo: Midget Peak and Hut Tarn
Midget Peak and Hut Tarn
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp 2 bivouac
Camp 2 bivouac
Rock Climbing Photo: January 29, 2013 Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond C...
January 29, 2013 Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond C...
Rock Climbing Photo: And she was with me for all of it!
And she was with me for all of it!
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the North Face Standard route is mark...
BETA PHOTO: The start of the North Face Standard route is mark...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shipton's Camp
BETA PHOTO: Shipton's Camp
Rock Climbing Photo: A Hyrax- Africa's marmot equivalent and a frequent...
BETA PHOTO: A Hyrax- Africa's marmot equivalent and a frequent...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mackinder Hut (14,200')  sleeping room
Mackinder Hut (14,200') sleeping room
Rock Climbing Photo: Old Moses Camp (First camp after Sirimon Gate and ...
BETA PHOTO: Old Moses Camp (First camp after Sirimon Gate and ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp One, the evening before the first push
Camp One, the evening before the first push
Rock Climbing Photo: Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier A new via-ferra...
Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier A new via-ferra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch #1 (of 20+)
Pitch #1 (of 20+)
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the summit of the North Face Standard Rout...
Nearing the summit of the North Face Standard Rout...
Rock Climbing Photo: The air up there!
The air up there!
Rock Climbing Photo: Soon to be making camp for the night along the Sir...
Soon to be making camp for the night along the Sir...

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