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Prayer Zone

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 1
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Description

Pretty area at the other end of the Lukenya hill from picnic tree and all the other crags, with a beautiful moderate line up the prominent face and potential for a few more fun trad routes. Named after the Prayer Zone graffiti in blue paint by the Lukenya Parish.

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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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Approach

One of two ways: instead of turning left towards the campsite keep going along the top of the hill on a rough track, past a small dam, and turn right down the hill a bit at a house. Alternatively, turn left off Mombasa Road at the Daystar University turning, go well past it and find your way here on small dirt tracks. Follow the pin, google maps satellite and your nose for either way.

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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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Grade Route

Lovely little route up the main face overlooking the area. Slightly unprotected start on good holds to a horizontal crack which will take a small nut, then up to a big crack which slants up diagonally to the right. Follow this with good holds and gear and top out above where it ends.

FA: Henrik, IanT & Joel M, 2020

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