Scorpion Wall

  • Grade context: UK


From the North Picnic Tree walk up the gully between Practice Wall and Hyrax Wall until 50m beyond a prominent pyramid-shaped boulder. Immediately on the left is a wall with a wide dark water-streak in the middle, this is Scorpion Wall.

Recommended route: Centipede—S


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 6m to left of narrow cleft. Pull up into small crack. Move left to point of buttress and ascend wall above direct.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start in narrow cleft. Up cleft and then to right-hand wall, move diagonally right and up.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start in centre of dark waterway part of wall from middle of ledge, there is a small handhold at about 2m. From here to top.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start in crack to right of Scorpion. Climb left wall, cross eye of crack and move left again onto wall.

FA: Grading Committee, 1959

Start 2m to right of Tarantula at top of heap of boulders. Take nose direct and move off left-handed.

Start 3m to right of pile of boulders on Spider at recess. Step onto broken shelf on right at 2m and climb wall direct.

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