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Giant shoe

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 2
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Description

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.

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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.

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Approach

From the campsite walk down the path to Gumshoe, and go into the woods slightly, Giant Shoe is about 50 m down the slope.

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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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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.

FA: Eric Ducroix, 1 Jan 2018

Crimpy sit-down start.

FA: Eric Ducroix, 1 Jan 2018

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

FA: IanT, 30 Mar 2020

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