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Description 

A smallish nation (depending on how you look at it) with a great diversity of climbing available, ranging from alpine rock and ice (and Mt. Kenya, at 17,100 feet) to roadside crags.

Getting There 

Fly from North America via Europe.

Climbing Season

For the Africa area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

36 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',6],['5.9',9],['5.10',13],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kenya:
Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021')   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   Mt Kenya
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Featured Route For Kenya
Big white overhangs in this photo are found on the...

Amazing Journey 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Africa : Kenya : ... : Main Wall
The easiest route up the Main Wall - it protects very well and the climbing is not difficult. As with most Main Wall routes, the first pitch is stellar, including the aid tension move, and the rest are forgettable. Find a guidebook for a proper description of the pitches....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Kenya Slideshow Add Photo
Mount Kenya from the Mackinder Valley.
Mount Kenya from the Mackinder Valley.
MASAI-MARA  There are some interesting giant bould...
MASAI-MARA There are some interesting giant bould...
HELL'S GATE NP Photo taken from the base of the &q...
HELL'S GATE NP Photo taken from the base of the &q...
On the top of Cat after climbing a three pitch FA ...
On the top of Cat after climbing a three pitch FA ...
Rockin the jimbe in Nanyuki!
Rockin the jimbe in Nanyuki!
KIT MIKAYI These are sacred rocks on Kenyan Wildli...
KIT MIKAYI These are sacred rocks on Kenyan Wildli...
It was too hot, buggy, and smelly for this crack d...
It was too hot, buggy, and smelly for this crack d...
Nairobi on the way to Mt. Kenya
Nairobi on the way to Mt. Kenya
KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?)
KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?)
Nothing like a post-climb Tusker
Nothing like a post-climb Tusker

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By Fiksman
2 days ago
Kenya has a long history of climbing with well developed crags near Nairobi as well as a wonderful assortment of "bush" adventure climbs. Guidebooks are available for most areas through the Mountain Club of Kenya (MCK). Also, a list of climbs is being maintained on the (MCK Forum page:

mck.or.ke/open-forum/post/2177...

There has been some considerable changes to grades and aid removal in Hells Gate. These are SLOWLY being added to the Forum as time permits.

When visiting Kenya for climbing, please treat it as an established climbing area as opposed to virgin ground where "anything goes".

Thanks and enjoy!
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