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Scorpion Wall

  • Grade context: UK
6

Description

From the North Picnic Tree walk up the gully between Practice Wall and Hyrax Wall until 50m beyond a prominent pyramid-shaped boulder. Immediately on the left is a wall with a wide dark water-streak in the middle, this is Scorpion Wall.

Recommended route: Centipede—S

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Access issues inherited from Lukenya

Lukenya is owned by the Mountain Club of Kenya and entrance is free for members. Non-members have to pay for a daily membership (KES400 for Kenyan citizens, KES800 for others, payable by Mpesa paybill no 880926. Account: guest fee). No commercial groups are allowed. Some climbs are occasionally off-limits when eagles are nesting (in particular Eagles Nest Face). If this is the case its normally communicated on a notice in the sign-on book at the gate and through a climber whatsapp group.

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Ethic inherited from Lukenya

Lukenya is mostly trad. No bolting is allowed without a special permission from the Mountain Club of Kenya.

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Routes

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Start about 6m to left of narrow cleft. Pull up into small crack. Move left to point of buttress and ascend wall above direct.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start in narrow cleft. Up cleft and then to right-hand wall, move diagonally right and up.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start in centre of dark waterway part of wall from middle of ledge, there is a small handhold at about 2m. From here to top.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start in crack to right of Scorpion. Climb left wall, cross eye of crack and move left again onto wall.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start 2m to right of Tarantula at top of heap of boulders. Take nose direct and move off left-handed.

Start 3m to right of pile of boulders on Spider at recess. Step onto broken shelf on right at 2m and climb wall direct.

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