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Rocket Man

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 6
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Description

Highball boulder with a couple of high-quality if heady routes. Rock is much more solid than it looks.

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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Approach

Big boulder to the left of Turtle.

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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Goes up slightly to the left of the middle of the boulder on decent if small holds. Use your feet and stay calm, the topout is good.

FA: Sven van Enckevort, 2020

Goes up just left of the arete on the right of the boulder (a hard line is awaiting an FA just right of this arete). Slightly harder moves to start, with a delicate but solid topout at long as you keep calm.

FA: Sven van Enckevort, 2020

Crouch-start low on good crimps. Work your way up and to the right through hardish moves to a good hold just below the overhang, then commit to big moves to decent holds for the airy topout. Beauty of a boulder problem.

FA: Sven van Enckevort, 2020

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