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Sweet crag with awesome sport routes


Nemesis route is the namesake for this crag. While it is a sweet route, there are several great sport lines here. Full sun on the crag in the morning, but by afternoon, it is all in the shade.

Access issues

Most of the climbing at Lukenya is on private property owned and managed by MCK (Mountain Club of Kenya). You need to go with an existing MCK member to climb. Non-members pay 800 Ksh per person, members can access Lukenya for free. Contact MCK for a chance to climb this awesome area with lots of trad, sport, and bouldering. Some parts of Lukenya, including Nemesis, are shared with local residents and farmers; be respectful but do not pay anyone besides the caretaker at the Lukenya Academy gate.


After entering the main gate at Lukenya Academy, drive straight through the school, and keep right through a gate, dipping down and back up. Go left past a house along a dirt track going upwards. Nemesis wall is located shortly after this house. Look for the large striped orange and black cliff only a short distance from the track. Park on the side and hike straight up to the base on a path through bush. P.S. You can access a few of the anchors from the top. head around the right side of the crag for an easy walk-up approach to the top.


As with any climbing and outdoor area, please be kind and whatever you pack in, pack out. Please help extend the life of the anchors by using your own draws/anchors for top rope climbs, and only rappel or lower off the anchors when cleaning.


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Nemesis was first developed by Iain Allan and Ian Howell, two eminent climbers in the history of Kenya and the MCK in the 1980s in response to growing calls for sport routes in Kenya.

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Grade Route

The easiest route on Nemesis, located round the corner at the right-hand side of the crag. Slightly slabby start up to good jugs to the top. Try not to pull too hard on the flakes!

Set by Henrik Reukhala

FA: Henrik Reukhala, 2017


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