Elevation: 2,493 ft
GPS: 0.08791, 38.0127
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Access Issue: General Note: Access is often on/through private land Details

Description

Kenya is blessed with an enormous amount and variety of rock, incredible wildlife, and storied climbing history. This makes it a perfectly unique destination for anyone looking for adventure climbing of all sorts in remote and beautiful settings.

From roadside crags near Nairobi to unclimbed big-walls in the north to the alpine wonderland of Mt Kenya: whatever get you stoked, Kenya has it. The only thing it doesn't have is crowds or a large volume of sport climbing. Bring your rack, bring your ice tools, bring your machete!

Note: Most crags face sensitive access issues, particularly those outside national parks and near villages. Please contact the Mountain Club of Kenya to get the latest updates and advice.

Mountain Club of Kenya

Getting There

Nairobi is an international hub so it is very easy to get to. Most flights from North America go through Europe or Dubai. Once here, getting around is quite easy. Public buses run most places and rental cars are cheap.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kenya

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Southeast Face of Nelion
Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 5
Arthur's Horror
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
North Face Standard Route
Trad, Alpine 23 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Point John
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Stake 4.5
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Stiletto
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C0
 4
Olympian
Trad, Aid 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
As Good as it Gets
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Pig's Ear
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Stake 7
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Stake 6.25
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Colobus Crack
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Nemesis
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Twisted Sisters
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Hakuna Matata
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Face of Nelion Mt Kenya
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
Arthur's Horror Lukenya > Main Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
North Face Standard Route Mt Kenya
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 23 pitches
Point John Mt Kenya
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Stake 4.5 Hells Gate > Fischer's Cliff
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stiletto Hells Gate > Main Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Olympian Hells Gate > Main Wall
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C0 Trad, Aid 7 pitches
As Good as it Gets Lukenya > Nemesis Crag
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pig's Ear Lukenya > Eagle's Nest Face
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Stake 7 Hells Gate > Fischer's Cliff
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stake 6.25 Hells Gate > Fischer's Cliff
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Colobus Crack Big Fig
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Nemesis Lukenya > Nemesis Crag
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Twisted Sisters Lukenya > Nemesis Crag
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hakuna Matata Hells Gate > Fischer's Cliff
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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