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Access issues inherited from Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya is located within the Mt Kenya National Park and managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) - entry fees and other info are available here - http://www.kws.org/tourism/tariffs.html

KWS regulations require all visitors to register upon entrance to the mountain and sign out on departure. Hiking alone is prohibited so you need a buddy or a guide. No burning is allowed. Take all litter out with you.

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Ethic inherited from Kenya

If you want to open new climbs in Kenya, kindly contact the Mountain Club of Kenya (www.mck.or.ke). We'll be happy to help!

Here is our bolting policy, please abide by it: http://mountainclubkenya.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Bolting-Policy.pdf

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At the base of the NW face, there are two gullies running parallel to each other, climb the one on the left hand side for 50m, exiting where the NW face steepens into polished gray slabs. It is possible to scramble up this to a stance marked by two petons. From here ascend straight up eventually entering an orange dihedral which is exited on the left. At this point the route moves diagonally in the same direction as the north ridge, following a series of grooves and chimneys before joining the ridge itself some 60m from the summit. It’s possible to bypass all the main difficulties on the bulk of the N.W face by following a complex and meandering line of least resistance that finishes on Western summit ridge. Note that this option is highly dependent on intricate prior knowledge and familiarity with the N.W face. Care should be taken particularly on the main bulk of the N.W face as there are many large and loose blocks precariously placed in many sections of the face. The descent can be made down climbing or abseiling the NW face or by scrambling down the large and loose N.W gully.

FA: Peter Naituli, 30 Dec 2015

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