• Grade context: UK


The cliff is some 300m. high and so far only one route has been accomplished - up a central fault line. There appears to be potential for a long, hard and very steep line to be forced further R in a comer/crack. In the lower half the cliff is composed of bands of featureless slabs with smooth walls above. Although the rock is good, protection is difficult to find.

Abseil tree


Access issues

Private land?



Driving from Voi to Mombasa the dome may be seen on R side of the road. The dome is reached by turning R at a village called Maungu, 30 km. SE of Voi, onto a good dirt road and taking this for a further 30 km.


Where to stay

Possible camping spots below the cliff.



Please check with landowner.


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100m. of slabs lead to the fault proper. Halfway up slabs, note a long roof with large tree at its R-hand end. 2 pitches reach the tree, the last moves being the crux. Above tree gain the upper slab and make a long L- trending traverse, bolt runner near end. Walk up through trees till the fault can be entered on R. Traverse L below an overhang (bolt just Rof crack). Fine chimney climbing follows. The final section to the summit is forested. On the 1st ascent skulls were found in a cave on the summit.

FA: Ian Howell & Iain Allan, 1974

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