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Sangalo Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ian McHenry on Jan 23, 2011
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Prominent rocks on the top of a hill on the left as you drive from Bungoma to Mumias. Many tall, crackless faces for anyone willing to develop. Two quality 100 ft crack climbs.

Rock is granite and good quality. A horde of children and locals will inevitably gather around and applaud. No one ever climbs here.

Getting There 

From Bungoma, head south on Mumias road through town and past the matatu stage. When you reach the "Happy Moments" sign, turn left towards Sangalo. Continue for several kilometers until road merges with another road from the left. Keep right and continue a few more kilometers until you see a Sangalo Institute of Technology sign on your LEFT (ignore the earlier one on your right). Turn left at the sign toward the obvious tall rocks, down a small, bad dirt road until it ends. Follow the foot patch through people's houses, keeping right. Kids will likely show you the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Africa area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux lie-back

O.A.F. (One and Fun) 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Africa : Kenya : Sangalo Rocks
This is the route around the corner to the right of Kidogo Kidogo, where the huge boulder splits. Crack leads up triangular flake until you get into the main crack. This widens until it cuts 45 degrees to the right and becomes a heinous off-width (if you're trying to protect it on lead) or a tenuous 5.9 lie-back (if on top rope).Note: Name is in honor of One Acre Fund, a great social enterprise I worked for based in nearby Bungoma. If you climb the route and want to help the local farmers, d...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?)
Rock Climbing Photo: Sangalo Rocks from the end of the road.
Sangalo Rocks from the end of the road.

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By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Mar 3, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Parking at the local well.
Parking at the local well.

We went to Kisumu to visit our daughter, Samantha; not to climb. Without Ian McHenry's posting of Kidogo-Kidogo on Mountain Project I would not have brought a full rack and bolt kit to the Lake Victoria region.

Ian, thank you for the excellent beta!

PS, Knees, elbows, back, and chest too shredded for the crack around back!
By Ian M.
Jul 11, 2013
Awesome!! Thanks, Ken! Glad you added a second bolt! I never thought anyone would climb this again! Did you try the crack on the other side of the rock (in the narrow passage)? I should post that one, too, but we just did it on TR.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 14, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't forget a wrench for the 3/8" Fixe' bolt...
Don't forget a wrench for the 3/8" Fixe' bolts on top (like i did).

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