Not-So-Main Wall

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 1


The slabby, very vegetated continuation of the southern end of Main Wall (towards picnic tree). Only has one known route estbalished on it, called 'Why Bother?' which maybe gives you a hint as to why.


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.



Same as for Main Wall, but keep going left at the base of the wall.


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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The logical line from the left end of the face towards the right hand side of the summit boulder.

  1. 20m. Either enter easily from the left along long ledge, or start direct at the bottom of convex black slab. Follow the logical line towards a prominent fig tree at around 20m, belay on tree.

  2. 45m. Follow grassy ledge left for a few metres, and then climb the prominent buttress on good jugs. Trend rightwards towards tree on ledge's edge, with another tree directly behind.

  3. 10m. Walk up grassy ledge rightwards, and then at tree, climb easy slab to the top, finishing at tree belay to the right of the summit boulder.

FA: Alex Anderson & Nick Quintong, 18 Jan 2020

Start at bottom of leftward-rising corner, just before ground drops away leftwards. Climb below or in the corner (as vegetation allows) until corner reaches dodgy sapling on dusty ledge. From sapling, climb directly into scoop and up wall on hollow flakes.

FA: Alex Anderson & Will Anderson, 18 Nov 2013


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