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Iain Allan

@iainallan
Kenya • Rock climber
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Fri 15 Apr

Neil Hodgson logged 4 ascents from the past at Lukenya and mentioned Iain Allan. • 2888 3 months ago

E2 6a Hit and Run Trad 16m — Sun 15th Jan 1989Classic

Second ascent. A great route by Iain and led the way for harder routes to follow. Iain was climbing like a dream in 88. It's a great route, with a solid bolt (at the time). I always felt it was 5c as I couldn't do 6a but maybe I could. Iain and I had a good debate about this. — with Iain Allan

VS 5a Boiler Plate Mixed trad 25m, 1 — Sun 15th Jan 1989Mega Classic

A classic route, top end VS for sure. I can't remember the exact dates but this is roughly correct. I led it 4 or 5 times and each time found the crux move difficult, it never got easier. The bolt is very kind.

E2 5c Matatu Trad 20m — Sun 15th Jan 1989Classic

Great route, flashed it first time. Slightly easier than Iain's route next door, Hit and Run but just as good — with Iain Allan

E2 5b The Keep Mixed trad 55m, 3 — Thu 1st Aug 1985Mega Classic

Led by Gavin, his first E1 lead at the time though pleased to see it is now E2 which is fair. A brilliant and bold line and an absolute classic. A brilliant first ascent by Ian Howell, 9 years previously — with Gavin Douglas

Sun 13 Mar

Mountain Club of Kenya updated a route at Natorbe and mentioned Iain Allan. 10 4 months ago

Updated the route {AU} 16 Royal Hunt of the Sun.

Changed name from 'Royal Hunt in the Sun' to 'Royal Hunt of the Sun'.

Edited route history.
1982First ascent: Iain Allan & Niall McHugh
Sat 30 Oct 21

Mountain Club of Kenya edited some routes at Natorbe and mentioned Ian Howell and Iain Allan. 320 9 months ago

Created the route VS Pull and Push.

Added tag 'Morning sun'.

Route history.
10 Nov 1968First ascent: Ian Howell & Ian Sandilands
Created the route S Overflow.
Route history.
9 Nov 1968First ascent: Ian Howell & B S
Created the route VD Slanting Chimney.
Route history.
5 Oct 1968First ascent: Ian Sandilands, B S & Ian Howell
Created the route VS Sickle.
Route history.
Jun 1968First ascent: Iain Allan & Ian Howell
Created the route VD Corner Chimney.
Route history.
Jun 1968First ascent: AW, SF, Roger Higgins & SF
Created the route VS Crackerjack.

Added tag 'Morning sun'.

Route history.
6 Jul 1968First ascent: Ian Howell & Ian Sandilands

1st pitch

Created the route VS Natorbe Chimney.
Route history.
6 Jul 1968First ascent: Ian Howell & C P
Created the route D Diff Climb.
description

An easy line to the right of the 1st pitch of Natorbe Chimney gives easy pleasant climbing to the big ledge

Created the route {AU} 16 Royal Hunt of the Sun.

Originally named 'Royal Hunt in the Sun'.

Added tag 'Morning sun'.

Route history.
First ascent: Ian Howell
Created the route D North Ridge.
description

The right hand skyline of the crag is roughly followed and can be broken up into two pitches at a convenient tree.

Iain Allan started this discussion 5 months ago.

Ian Howell did not make the first ascent of this route. I did, with Niall McHugh back in 1982. And, it is called The Royal Hunt of the Sun.