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Elevation: 17,000'
Location: -0.1526, 37.3079 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Hans Florine on Jan 29, 2010
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Description 

The real deal. Well it's not a K2. But this is a fricken cool mountain. - IT'S GOT ROCK on it! Long expanses of quality rock.

Getting There 

Fly to Narobi cross the equator and head to the trail head. A casual two day hike in gets you to basecamp. There is a pretty darn good hut there at basecamp as it is used for many treking groups that come through regularly. This is the north side of the mountain that I describe as I did not go to the south side. South basecamp I hear is also quite comfy.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt Kenya:
Southeast Face of Nelion (17,021')   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 1200'   
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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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Camp 2 bivouac
Camp 2 bivouac
Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an uns...
Mount Kenya (Batian) from Shipton's Camp in an uns...
A Hyrax- Africa's marmot equivalent and a frequent...
BETA PHOTO: A Hyrax- Africa's marmot equivalent and a frequent...
Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5...
Mount Kenya, North Face Standard Route, Grade IV 5...
And she was with me for all of it!
And she was with me for all of it!
Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
Sunrise from the amphitheatre.
The start of the North Face Standard route is mark...
BETA PHOTO: The start of the North Face Standard route is mark...
Approaching Firman's Tower.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Firman's Tower.
A long, chossy approach to the base of the route
A long, chossy approach to the base of the route
Midget Peak and Hut Tarn
Midget Peak and Hut Tarn
A huge mountain with pitch after pitch!
A huge mountain with pitch after pitch!
January 29, 2013 Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond C...
January 29, 2013 Batian, Nelion, and the Diamond C...
Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Ken...
Benny Bach on the "South Face" of Mt Ken...
Mackinder Hut (14,200')
Mackinder Hut (14,200')
At Camp 1
At Camp 1
Mackinder Hut (14,200')  sleeping room
Mackinder Hut (14,200') sleeping room
Old Moses Camp (First camp after Sirimon Gate and ...
BETA PHOTO: Old Moses Camp (First camp after Sirimon Gate and ...
Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Met. Station Hut (10,000')
Camp One, the evening before the first push
Camp One, the evening before the first push
Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier A new via-ferra...
Pt Lenana (16,355'), Lewis Glacier A new via-ferra...
Pitch #1 (of 20+)
Pitch #1 (of 20+)
Nearing the summit of the North Face Standard Rout...
Nearing the summit of the North Face Standard Rout...
The air up there!
The air up there!
Soon to be making camp for the night along the Sir...
Soon to be making camp for the night along the Sir...

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