Hells Gate Rock Climbing
|GPS:||-0.886, 36.306 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 15, 2008|
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DescriptionA brilliant volcanic gorge with great multi-pitch basalt climbing in the Great Rift Valley, only 1.5 hours from Nairobi.
Despite the road-side nature, be prepared for adventurous routes. This weekend crag has been a nexus of Kenyan climbing for decades. It demands most of the tricks in your book, and will teach you a few others on the way.
Nevertheless, there's nothing like the setting and history of Hell's Gate: clipping fixed pins from the 70's and jamming bomber cracks above grazing zebra and giraffe, with the occasional bush in your face, will be an unforgettable experience.
There's many, many more routes than listed here all along the gorge, so grab a guidebook from the MCK, grab your thin and wide gear, and get after it!
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