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Grade Route Gear style Quality Climber
Sun 7th Mar 2021 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion - with Sam Mwangi Trad 300m Very Good
Yan-Eric Douvier
Thu 4th Mar 2021 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion - with Gitonga Wandai, Yan-Eric Douvier Trad 300m Very Good
Sam Mwangi
Wed 3rd Mar 2021 - Mt Kenya
Point John
3 South East Gully

Climbed in 30 minutes as part of six 4000m peaks in under 10 hours project

Trad 350m Very Good
Peter Naituli
Wed 23rd Dec 2020 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion - with Palvi, Alex Trad 300m Classic
Emmanuel F
Mon 21st Dec 2020 - Mt Kenya
Point John
3 South East Gully - with Palvi, Kamini Trad 350m Classic
Emmanuel F
Thu 1st Oct 2020 - Mt Kenya
Point John
3 South East Gully

Bare foot free solo, shooting "Cold Feet" film

Trad 350m Very Good
Peter Naituli
Sat 5th Sep 2020 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
3 NE Gully and Ridge

Took us 7 hours door-to-door from Shipton’s. Scrambled up the gully to the first tat anchors. Hamish led pitch one (very easy, probably could have kept scrambling or simul-climbing), the 2nd pitch was the crux (about 5.7), Hamish led and traversed a little left and then up a crack system to next tat anchor. I led the last pitch which is amazing (and pretty easy) across the ridge up to the summit. Chilled out climb, good for beginners to the alpine world!

- with Hamish, Fiona
Unknown Very Good
Lindsay
Sun 23rd Aug 2020 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
4 South Ridge

Short climb (3 pitches) Mostly second

- with Alex Fiksman
Unknown Good
Yan-Eric Douvier
Sat 22nd Aug 2020 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4+ North Face Standard route

We stopped at Shipton Notch because of altitude sickness. Long day of almost 16h

- with Jess Brainch, Alex Fiksman
Alpine 820m Good
Yan-Eric Douvier
Sun 9th Aug 2020 - Mt Kenya
Tereri
5 WNW Ridge

In the fog all day. We did not know where we were going. Analysis what we did and the guide book, we think e did this route. Mostly second

- with Alex Fiksman
Unknown Good
Yan-Eric Douvier
Thu 30th Apr 2020 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
3 NE Gully and Ridge

Via the direct variation. Nice!

Unknown Very Good
IanT
Sun 1st Mar 2020 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion

Amazing. Felt rough most of the way but got to lead the final two pitches. Good weather all the way and slet in Howell Hut at the top. Good effort from Joel and Henrik, especially the Shipton's Crack pitch.

- with Joel M, Henrik
Trad 300m Mega Classic
IanT
4- Southeast Face of Nelion Trad 300m Classic
Henrik
D 4- Southeast Face of Nelion

character building!

- with Henrik, IanT
Trad 300m Classic
Joel M
Fri 17th Jan 2020 - Mt Kenya
Point John
5.6 3 South East Gully Trad 350m Very Good
Yan-Eric Douvier
Wed 15th Jan 2020 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion

Alternating lead with Seb V. The other party of our group was in front with a guide.

Trad 300m Very Good
Yan-Eric Douvier
Sun 30th Jun 2019 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4+ North Face Standard route Alpine 820m Classic
Peter Naituli
Wed 10th Apr 2019 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion

with RB; i led official crux, he led horrible traverse etc.

Trad 300m Mega Classic
Crushy McCrush Face
Fri 22nd Mar 2019 - Mt Kenya
Point John
3- 4 South Ridge Unknown Very Good
Emmanuel F
Sun 10th Mar 2019 - Mt Kenya
Point John
5.6 3 South East Gully Trad 350m Very Good
Henrik
Sat 23rd Feb 2019 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion Trad 300m Classic
Akhil Shah
Sat 2nd Feb 2019 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
5a 4- Southeast Face of Nelion Trad 300m Mega Classic
Emmanuel F
Thu 12th Jul 2018 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4+ North Face Standard route Alpine 820m Classic
Peter Naituli
Tue 9th Jan 2018 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4 South West Ridge

Sustained at the grade

- with Sam and Lewis
Trad Classic
Emmanuel F
Tue 8th Aug 2017 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4+ North Face Standard route Alpine 820m Classic
Peter Naituli
Fri 23rd Jun 2017 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4+ North Face Standard route

A desperate encounter with a rare equatorial jetstream

Alpine 820m Classic
Peter Naituli
Thu 22nd Jun 2017 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
3 NE Gully and Ridge Unknown Good
Peter Naituli
Thu 29th Dec 2016 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
3 NE Gully and Ridge

Climbed with Heloise. Three pitches up the North-East Gully. When we go to the steep wall we took a left up to a big boulder. From the boulder we rappelled down to the next gully and climbed to the peak in two pitches.

From the peak we did a mini abseil to the block with lots of tat. Abseiled down the North East Gully and walked down after 3 abseils.

Really nice intro to Mt. Kenya

Unknown Very Good
Henrik
Wed 30th Dec 2015 - Mt Kenya
Point Dutton
4+ Adventure Compensation

Be ware of massive loose rocks. Otherwise a good fun alpine route

Alpine 230m Good
Peter Naituli
Tue 18th Aug 2015 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
5.5 5.5 WI3+ Ice Window

Made it 150m before bailing. Wet ice conditions, substandard equipment and lots of falling debris

Ice Good
Peter Naituli
Mon 5th Jan 2015 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4+ 4 South West Ridge

Great route- easy to the amphitheater then a bit tricky/long till the top of the ridge. Good bivvy site just below Batian

Trad Very Good
climbingfish
Tue 30th Dec 2014 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion Trad 300m Very Good
Peter Naituli
Sat 23rd Aug 2014 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
3 NE Gully and Ridge Unknown Good
Peter Naituli
Sat 11th Aug 2007 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4 4+ North Face Standard route - with Luke Adams, Paul Badenoch, Mike Hillan Alpine 820m Mega Classic
Adam Sabic
4 4+ North Face Standard route

2 Bivi's One Planned One Not

Alpine 820m Classic
Luke Adams
4 4+ North Face Standard route

Bivvied twice: one planned, the other not.

Alpine 820m Classic
Paul Badenoch
Sat 5th Aug 2006 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4- Southeast Face of Nelion Trad 300m
African Climber
Mon 15th Aug 2005 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
WI3+ 5.5 WI3+ Ice Window

Just go do it. You won't regret it.

Ice
Ken Ford
Fri 12th Aug 2005 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4 4+ North Face Standard route

Very nice climb. I would say it is around 5.8 climbing at the crux. Long, it might have been more enjoyable to break it up over a couple of days since there were some nice looking bivies located all over the route.

Alpine 820m Very Good
Ken Ford
Thu 11th Aug 2005 - Mt Kenya
Point Pigott
3 NW Face

Nice rest day scramble. Lots of loose rock though, cool position on the summit.

Unknown Average
Ken Ford
Wed 10th Aug 2005 - Mt Kenya
Point John
5.6 3 South East Gully

Nice warm up climb for the week that we spent up on the mountain.

Trad 350m Average
Ken Ford
Fri 1st Jul 2005 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
4 4+ North Face Standard route

Done in 15 hrs.

Alpine 820m
Eldon O'Regan
Tue 2nd Feb 1993 - Mt Kenya
Nelion and Batian
5a 4- Southeast Face of Nelion (Normal)

From Mackinders Hut crossed Lewis Glacier? before daybreak. Long day climbing to arrive at Howells shelter approx 1800hrs and overnight with altitude sickness. Nelion only climbed. 18 pitch descent. Some blind abseils. Fantastic.

Trad 300m Very Good
martin silk
Wed 10th Apr 2019 - Mt Kenya
Point Peter
3 NE Gully and Ridge Unknown
Crushy McCrush Face
Wed 10th Apr 2019 - Mt Kenya
Point John
4 South Ridge Unknown
Crushy McCrush Face

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