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Routes in Mt Kenya

NE Pillar of Nellion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI1 M1 C1- Easy Snow R
North Face Standard Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Point John T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southeast Face of Nelion T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 750 ft, 8 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nate Flynn on Aug 16, 2013
Admins: BigRed11

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Description [Suggest Change]

The standard route up Point John which is the tower below the summit towers of batian and nelion is the crack and gully system just off the Lewis glacier.

Location [Suggest Change]

cross Lewis Glacier from Austrian Hut and scramble up to the base of the large face above you.

Protection [Suggest Change]

alpine rack


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The normal route up Point John (the original Eric Shipton Route) is about 5.3 - 5.4, nothing like 5.8+. Apr 21, 2018

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