Little House on the Prarie

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 18




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.


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.



From the campsite, walk down the road for about 100 m before heading down the hill on the right. Little House on the Prairie is a decent-sized boulder near the edge of a cliff, with a slab on the cliff-facing side and a distinctive juggy rail zigzagging up the overhanging side. If in doubt follow the pin.


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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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!

FA: Andrew Andress

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.

FA: Andrew Andress

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

FA: Michele Leone

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

FA: Nathan Brand

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.

FA: Nathan Brand

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

FA: Andrew Andress


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