This is a single crag of Lukenya type situated just over 50 miles from Thika along the Kitui - Garissa road. The crag lies to the North ' of the main road hut only a few yards from the road leading north to cross the Tana river to Embu district. However, there may he some road realignment in this area as the road is part of the route to the Seven Forks H.E.P. scheme. Two routes, Merry Climb and Blessed Gate were put up in 1965 6y James Mbithi and Tony James. It has not been possible to identify these routes with certainty from the descriptions in the New Climbs Book but the names have been given to the two routes which appear to fit best. The other 8 routes were added in 1967 and there are no more obvious lines. The routes at the left can easily be climbed in one pitch. Only route 10 is over 120 feet although more rope may be needed to find good belays at the top on 8 and 9. The crag is -well worth a visit. (descriptions from "Outlying Crags" guidebook around 1970)©
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