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The amphitheatre bivy.

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


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',6],['5.10',10],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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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MOUNT KENYA <br />blue box - Batian <br />green box - Nelion <br />red box - Mackinder's Gendarme <br /> <br />green dots - bolted rappels

Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021') 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Africa : Kenya : Mt Kenya
I'll be working on improving this route description for the next few weeks (Dec 20130INTRODUCTIONThe Southeast Face is the easiest way to summit of the second highest point of Mount Kenya, Point Nelion (17,021 ft). From the top of Point Nelion, many will traverse to the true summit, Batian (17,058 ft). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Mount Kenya from the Mackinder Valley.
Mount Kenya from the Mackinder Valley.
MASAI-MARA <br /> <br />There are some interesting giant boulders up in the hills behind Simba.  Go for it! <br />
MASAI-MARA

There are some interesting giant bould...
HELL'S GATE NP <br />Photo taken from the base of the "Entrance Wall". Just a short walk to the excellent climbing here!
HELL'S GATE NP
Photo taken from the base of the "E...
On the top of Cat after climbing a three pitch unknown route (5.10+R).  Cat and Mouse Pinnacles, Eastern Province, Kenya.
On the top of Cat after climbing a three pitch unk...
KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?) <br />
KIT MIKAYI CRACK (5.10?)
It was too hot, buggy, and smelly for this crack during January, 2013. Maybe better shade in July?
It was too hot, buggy, and smelly for this crack d...
KIT MIKAYI <br />These are sacred rocks on Kenyan Wildlife Service land.  When I asked, the locals said we could use our ropes after paying to hike around the rocks with the historian.  I declined to climb the incredible cracks due to the previous day's bruising at Sengalo Rocks.   <br /> <br />Kit Mikayi is visble along the paved road from Kisumu to Kogelo.
KIT MIKAYI
These are sacred rocks on Kenyan Wildli...
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