Forum
Photos
Help

Nodes in Bouldering in Lukenya

Searching in:

Search filters:

Sort by:

Showing 1 - 100 out of 315 nodes.

Node
Bouldering in Lukenya

Lukenya has a lot of bouldering, and much more to explore!

Campsite Area Boulders

Some boulder near to the campsite. Perfect for a morning warm up after camping or when you've had too many drinks. There's also some challenging test-pieces too.

The biggest most obvious clump of boulders near the campsite includes The Roost, Whale's Mouth, The Wave, Oversized Block and Satellite Dish boulders. Others require a bit more searching, see the individual boulders for locations and descriptions.

Campsite Area Boulders
B-Shug

A low flat boulder split by a crack down the middle. Only problem so far is a V4 up the left-hand arete at this crack.

Campsite Area Boulders B-Shug
V4 B-Shug

Starts deep in a hole and climbs out arete. Tops out to the left. Boulder to right is off.

Campsite Area Boulders
Ball Scratcher Boulder

Up the hill from the little house on the praire go into the woods at the base of a cliff with a large chimney running through the middle. Find the steep overhanging arete.

Campsite Area Boulders Ball Scratcher Boulder
Ball Scratcher

Start and the bottom and work your way up the arete.

Campsite Area Boulders
Bottom Feeder

Hike to gully to warmup area. As soon as you reach the gully take the gully uphill for 50 meters.

Campsite Area Boulders Bottom Feeder
V7 Bottom Feeder

As soon as you reach the gully take the gully uphill for 50 meters. Start on crimps on left side of boulder. Climb up two hard moves to topout.

Campsite Area Boulders
Dump Truck

Beautiful big boulder a couple hundred meters from the campsite car park. Walk down past the poo sign and to the right to Nightcrawler. Go pasrt this and into the trees behind, keep going on animail trails and you should come to a small rocky plateau and Dump Truck boulder. If in doubt follow the pin.

Campsite Area Boulders Dump Truck
V5 Dump Truck

Start low on obvious crimps, navigate to the big horizontal rail then a huge move up to the higher horizontal slot above, and easy top-out

V5 Lot Lizard

Start to the left of Dump Truck, on wide crimps. Two powerful moves to a top out to the left of dump truck.

V3 Truck Stop

Start one move in from Dump Truck on obvious horizontal. Navigate right to a big move and an easy top out.

Campsite Area Boulders
Falling apart

One of a handful of boulders down the hill from the campsite. Nice problem with an unfortunately placed tree in the way of the topout. DO NOT cut or damage the tree - FA was done without doing so, you can too.

Campsite Area Boulders Falling apart
V4 Through the tree

Follow the crimps up the left-hand side of the face, and struggle over or under the tree branch at the top.

Campsite Area Boulders
Giant shoe

Boulder hidden in the bushes below Gumshoe. Potential for a hard, high line going up rather than traversing right on Lone Boat for a brave, strong soul! Getting off the boulder is a little tricky - traverse along the boulder at the top, climb up onto it then off the backside.

Campsite Area Boulders Giant shoe
V3 Lone boat

Sit-start on the far left of the boulder, get established on good hand-holds and traverse on these to top out on the small boulder on the right.

V4 Iceberg

Crimpy sit-down start.

V1 Jack, don't let go

Round the side from iceberg, good warm-up. Pretty vertical on crimps. Don't let go!

Campsite Area Boulders
Little House on the Prarie

Great boulder with a few top-class problems on a 30 degree overhanging face, from V2-V5 (plus some easy but slightly heady slab problems on the back). One of the best boulders at Lukenya.

Campsite Area Boulders Little House on the Prarie
V1 Treehugger

Starts in the juggy crack on the left, follows the crack up right to the dihedral and goes straight up. A really nice climb with an airy top out. The small tree in the middle of the line is off!

V3 Laura

Far right of the boulder. Sit start at the bottom of the obvious rail, and move up and right using a combo of powerful moves and heel hook trickery. Mantle up and over onto the slab, and walk up to finish.

V5 Log Cabin Proposal

Up the face on the left side of the boulder next to Treehugger.

V4 Wood Stove

Up the middle of the boulder, traverse left on crimps, then same top out as Treehugger

V3 The Blind One

Far right of the boulder. Sit start with you right hand on the rail and left hand on an undercling jug. Powerful moves up to a crimp and then the overhanging rail, before topping out on the same finish as Laura.

V1 Donovan McSlabb

Straight up the slab on pebbles to the top. Avoid arete on right and large feature on left (slab only pure and simple)

Campsite Area Boulders
Night Crawler

First boulder on the right off the path with the poo sign from the campsite car park.

Campsite Area Boulders Night Crawler
Back Bone (project)

Sit-down start on good rail, moves up the rail and over the lip. Avoid dabbing on the tree that is directly under you. Tricky one to spot and pad.

On the boulder with a tree in front of it just to the right of Nightcrawler.

V6 Night Crawler

Sit-down start on the arete, left hand on good side pull and right hand on lowest crimp, starts up the arete and then takes a big swing to the face of the overhang with a very tricky mantle to the top. A true Lukenya test-piece.

Campsite Area Boulders
Oversized Block

Part of the same group of boulders as the Wave and The Roost.

Campsite Area Boulders Oversized Block
V4 Kenyan Cowgirl

Crouch start below and right of the horizontal crack on a pinch and an edge, moves left following the crack and then goes straight up.

V0 Kenyan cowsmallboy

Go up the easy broken rock to the right of Kenyan Cowgirl.

Campsite Area Boulders
The One with the View

Part of a cluster of a few boulders in the bushy area between Gumshoe and Upper Cliffs. This boulder overhangs a slab which drops away, so spot and climb carefully.

Campsite Area Boulders The One with the View
V2 Quicky

Mental. Traverse left and up on good holds, just don't swing off and down the big drop underneath.

Campsite Area Boulders
The Roost

The side closest to the campsite of a big group of boulders next to the MCK sign. Easily recognised by a chickenhead at the top of the left-hand side of the boulder.

Campsite Area Boulders The Roost
V2 Chickenhead

Sit-down start matched on really nice jug, moves left and up with a big move to a nice edge up at the lip. One of Lukenya's best!

V3 Rooster Tail

Sit-down start on the same jug as Chicken Head, moves right and up. (Very tensiony for shorter climbers and probably a full grade harder due to the heinous intermediate side-pull crimp before the jug near the top.)

V4 Kuku Kienyeji

Stand start on the left side of the boulder, traverse across the middle of the face, and finish up the same moves as Rooster Tail. Pumpy!

Campsite Area Boulders
The Wave

Highball located to the left of big offwidth in middle of boulder.

Campsite Area Boulders The Wave
V1/2 Ripple

Highball. Stand start and go straight up the face. A really nice technical boulder problem. Avoid using boulder on the right. *It could possibly be a V0 variation if used.

Nathan's Project

On the face round the side from Ripple - unclimbed VHard project. Start on obvious holds to the right of the far left arete and climb small crimps to a big move and an easy topout.

Campsite Area Boulders
Trash boat

Block that looks like a boat (named as used to be next to a pile of trash, which has all been cleaned up now).

Campsite Area Boulders Trash boat
V4 Trash boat

Low start on compression of the block that looks like a boat near a pile of trash. Compress your way up to the throne topout.

Campsite Area Boulders
Upper Roost

Overhanging face on boulder sat on top of The Roost.

Campsite Area Boulders Upper Roost
V0 Upper Roost Warmup

Travel on jugs on overhanging face above Chicken Head.

V4 Flirt

Start on small crimps on right face of arete on block to the right of upper roost warmup. Landing better than it looks.

Campsite Area Boulders
Whale's mouth

Overhanging boulder near the MCK sign with a big horizontal crack running through the middle, part of the same big bunch of boulders as the Roost and the Wave. Cuts into the bunch of boulders, mostly traverse and up problems.

Campsite Area Boulders Whale's mouth
V3 Mom Pants Traverse

Same start as Oversize Shorts with low left traverse and finishes up Carolyn's Baby. Really fun moves on the overhung traverse.

V2 Oversized shorts

Crouch start on far right of prow, traverses just a few moves left and then up the face

V1 Carolyn's baby

Sit-down start matched on low slot edge, goes straight up on great slopers edges and incuts.

V3 Whale's mouth traverse

Start on left most holds in the whale’s mouth and finish on the top out of oversized shorts.

Campsite Area Boulders
Satellite Dish

Small, unassuming boulder just near The Roost, with a couple of low-qualty warm-ups.

Rookie Rock

On the way down to Little House on the Prairie, some good beginner or warm-up climbs.

Campsite Area Boulders Rookie Rock
VB Credit Card Warm-up

This is the obvious easiest line on the boulder. It's juggy all the way up and easily doable for most climbers in flip flops.

V2 Ice Cube

Sit-down start with left hand on rail and right on low crimp, moves up the short problem using slopey compression and crimps. It's a nice lowball.

V1 Dancin' Shoes

Sit-down start with left hand low on arete and right hand on a very low undercling, moves a few moves up the arete and then traverses right across and up a the slab. Avoid going all the way up arete or around on the left side.

V1 Rookie of the Year

Sit-down start (almost lying) on low jug and goes straight up the right side of the boulder.

Campsite Area Boulders
Cereal Killer

Long, oblong boulder about 3 metres high, good for beginners.

Campsite Area Boulders Cereal Killer
V0 Cheerio

Up the easiest part of the boulder with lots of textured holds and good feet. Stand-start. Good for first-timers outside or for a quick warm-up.

V1 Frosted Flake

Ascend the boulder using the flake on its left-hand side. STand-start.

Campsite Area Boulders
Razorback

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.

Campsite Area Boulders Razorback
V5 Razorblade

Start low in the cave on a crimp rail and up to bigger jug (left of razorback start holds). Up and left the steep face on small crimps, avoiding any of the larger razorback holds to the right. Join razorback for the topout only. Would be 3* if not a bit of an eliminate!

V4 Razorback

Sit start on low rail. Make big move up to the crimp and commit to the top out.

V3 Angelina

Nice warmup for the other two, with an interesting topout. Sit-start on the obvious hold on the right of the boulder, going to another good hold with quite a big move, then up again. Keep your nerve for the topout, the holds are there. Spotter should jump on top of the boulderer if they fall to avoid tumbling down the rock behind!

V4 Social Distancing

Beautiful line going up the arete, avoiding Razorback holds until the jug for the topout. Sit start low to the left of the arete, come round to the right of it to a good crimp, then a big move up the slanting crack. Keep it together and go for the finishing jug before the same topout as Razorback.

Campsite Area Boulders
Golden Nugget

Beautiful golden arete boulder visible from the top of Gumshoe.

Campsite Area Boulders Golden Nugget
V4 Golden Nugget

Crouch start in full compression. Climb the fridge trending left to the top out.

Takes the proud south-facing face and the two aretes. Start with a right hand on the arete on the rigth and a left on a crimp in the centre of the face. Work your way up with compression magic. Spotter for the FA was tied into a rope anchored on a nearby tree to avoid a tumble down the cliff below and protect the climber!

Campsite Area Boulders
Whole Tree

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.

Campsite Area Boulders Whole Tree
V1 Whole Tree

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.

V0 Shunks

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.

Campsite Area Boulders
Upper Pleistocene Cranial Remains

Project!

Campsite Area Boulders Upper Pleistocene Cranial Remains
First ascentionist gets to name

Take the overhanging crack from right to left. Still unclimbed.

Nemesis Area Boulders

All the boulders within easy walking distance of the Nemesis parking spot. Remember this isn't MCK land so be respectful. Probably lots more potential for exploration in this area, especially going towards Main Wall or further right of Nemesis.

Nemesis Area Boulders
Golden Block

Just up from Nemesis, hidden on the bushes. Golden Block comprises two big boulders, the first is the big face with a large root running along the bottom of it, with V3 highball Fanta Orange. The second abuts this to the left, and is an overhanging arete.

Nemesis Area Boulders Golden Block
V3 Fanta Orange

Starts crouched. Straight up the face on good holds, just don't look down at the top to avoid fantaing your trousers.

V4 Golden Shower

Same start as Golden Power, bail right around the arete.

V5/6 Golden Power

Start on arete, make your way left onto face and then straight up through big powerful moves.

Nemesis Area Boulders
Nemesis Posse

Little cluster of boulders just before Nemesis and Baboon Cliff.

Nemesis Area Boulders Nemesis Posse
V3 Witness the Weakness

Crouch start with both hands in the big crack, on the left. Go straight up from there, avoiding Weakness Protection Programme which is further right.

V2 Weakness Protection Programme

Very similar to Witness the Weakness, but start further right with hand in the big crack and go up slghtly better holds over the top.

V2 Bolt-Free Froggies

Go up the arete opposite Witness the Weakness. Start on jugs on the left for easier, lower on crimps on the right for harder.

V0 Eskeletor

Easy warm-up or beginner lowball. Traverse left to right with hands on jugs on the arete.

V3 Lizard Sandwich

Start on the slab on the left. Go up and right.

Dos

Start on small crimps in the mdidle of the face. Up and right to finish.

Tres

Start far right and trasverse left and up to finish.

Nemesis Area Boulders
Paradise ladder

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.

Nemesis Area Boulders Paradise ladder
V2 Paradise ladder

Nice. #juggy

Nemesis Area Boulders
Horse Boulder

Boulder up and left from the left end of Nemsis. Tick hotspot.

Nemesis Area Boulders Horse Boulder
V2 Farasi

Sit-down start on low jug and goes up left of arete on good crimps.

V5 Horse Trailer on a Cadillac

Same start hold as Farasi and goes left on a powerful traverse and topout.

V2/3 Bigrock Horseman

Sit-start low to the right of the arete, go up on crimps and big left-hand gaston staying right of arete to the top.

Nemesis Area Boulders
Kichwa Kobe

Easily accessible, high-quality boulder with fun, interesting moves and a good landing.

Nemesis Area Boulders Kichwa Kobe
V4 Kilpikonna

Sit-start from a squarish hold under the arete. Powerful first move up to a crack, then easier but fun moves up the arete to finish.

V2/3 Touching cotton

Sit-start at the furthest right and lower point of the big diagonal cracks. Work your way up this leftwards to get establish on good holds when the cracks end. From here either dyno to the top or use a poor intermediate crimp and bump up. Top out from there.

V1 Cigare au bout des lèvres

Not a classic but can be a good warm-up. Stand-start on a horizontal crack on the left of the boulder, then right and up on good holds.

V2 Prairie-dogging

Same sit-start as for Touching cotton, the lowest holds on the right of big diagonal cracks. From here move up right on holds in cracks and mantle over the top.

Nemesis Area Boulders
Bergmeister

Short, overhanging boulder with a couple of powerful problems.

Nemesis Area Boulders Bergmeister
V1 Felix the Cat

A couple of variations on the left-hand side of the boulder, starting stood up at the horizontal rail and mantling. Very short but strenuous.

V5 Berghain

Sit-start on the only real obvious holds through the middle of the boulder. Hard move to get established in the pocket, then hard moves to the top.

Nemesis Area Boulders
Kizunguzungu

Big boulder not too far from the road, with more fun problems than appears from afar, and some low mantling practice for beginners.

Nemesis Area Boulders Kizunguzungu
V2 Mzunguzungu

Better than it looks. Stand-start in the middle of the overhang matched on okay holds and feet high. Get up to the big block and mantle above this to finish up the slab above.

Showing 1 - 100 out of 315 nodes.

Deutsch English Español Français Italiano 한국어 中文