Reedbuck Cliff

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 3




Access is from Kakenyi's farm, the first major cliff on your right as you approach Edinburgh Castle. The middle of the crag has a large overhang with a small cave. On the obvious slab to the left are several routes.


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 daily membership (KES400 for Kenyan citizens, KES800 for others, payable by Mpesa Paybill No. 880926, account: guest fee). No commercial groups are allowed without prior agreement from MCK. Some climbs are occasionally off-limits when eagles are nesting (in particular Eagle's Nest Face). If this is the case it is normally communicated on a notice in the sign-on book at the gate, through a climber Whatsapp group and on the relevant page on theCrag. There are many other wild animals that call Lukenya home, including a resident leopard, snakes, hyenas. In general, these will all stay well out of your way, but be aware at night and avoid confrontations with bigger grazers like giraffes or eland. This is a wild place, so treat it with respect, pack out any rubbish, and bury human waste at least 30 cm underground (bring a spade or trowel!).


Ethic inherited from Lukenya

Lukenya is mostly trad, with some specific sport crags. No bolting is allowed without special permission from the Mountain Club of Kenya - get in touch with them if you think you have spotted a sport route, think there should be an extra bolt on a climb, see some degraded equipment, etc. Avoid cutting down any vegetation beyond a few bush branches - if you think a particular tree poses a real danger to climbers please bring this to the attention of MCK. Don't harass any of the local, sometimes rare wildlife.


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Start about 3m left of corner. Straight up slab on small holds to overhang at 12m. Pull over ledge and easily to top.

FA: Andy Gremley & S. Mills;, 2004

On the right-hand side of cave is an obvious crack deep in a recess. Climb crack for 4m and hand-traverse to left under overhang. Pull up onto ledge at base of gully, step back onto face above overhang and up to top.

FA: Andy Gremley & S. Mills, 2005

To the right of Comparing Notes is a corner. Start on right-hand side of corner at hole at about 1m. Ascend and slant left around corner, then straight up to top.

FA: Ekya Shah & Andy Gremley, 2005

FA: 12 Sep 2021


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