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Summary

Kenya has lots of rock, from cragging at Lukenya to long mountain routes on Mt Kenya and remote bigwall climbing at Mt Poi.

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Description

All the descriptions for routes and areas in Kenya have been added by members of the Mountain Club of Kenya (MCK) and are under the club's copyright. Some of them come from old guidebooks so take them with a pinch of salt.

You can read more about the main climbing areas in Kenya here: https://www.mck.or.ke/rock-climbing-tips/

Please be aware that rescue is difficult in Kenya and access to first aid is limited, so you'll need to be mostly self-reliant.

You can become a member of the Mountain Club of Kenya, which makes you part of a community of outdorsy people in kenya, gives you access to discounts and helps promote rock climbing in Kenya. Here's how to join: https://www.mck.or.ke/membership/

The MCK owns land near Nairobi at a place called Lukenya, which is one of the most popular climbing spots in the country, accessible in around an hour from Nairobi. You can find more information about it on The Crag and here: https://www.mck.or.ke/lukenya-rock-climbing/

If you're going to Mt Kenya, please have a look at the page on TheCrag as well as this: https://www.mck.or.ke/rock-climbing-tips/mount-kenya/ The MCK is often getting request for information that can easily be found online, so please check these resources before contacting us with questions.

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Access issues

Access in Kenya ranges from very simple (especially in National Parks and Lukenya) to totally impossible.

Please do not pay to climb (outside of National Parks and Lukenya) as you'll ruin access for everyone else.

If you encounter any access issues, please notify the Mountain Club of Kenya so we can monitor and deal with it: https://www.mck.or.ke/contact

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Ethic

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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Some content has been provided under license from: © Mountain Club of Kenya (Copyright Mountain Club of Kenya)

Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
 Trad climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
1,059
1,031
43m
238
Mt Kenya crag
 Rock climbing,  Aid climbing and other styles
81
34
430m
2
 Trad climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
73
48
82m
41
Tsavo region
19
0
170m
3
Aberdares area
23
0
50m
16
Baringo region
33
0
80m
6
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0
0
Bodich area
2
0
270m
1
MCK test Unavailable

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