Golden Block

  • Grade context: UK
  • Aka: Hidden boulder


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.


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.



Walk up the right side of Nemesis to the top and about a third of the way along it then go into the bushes.


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

FA: Andrew Andress, 1 Apr 2017

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

FA: Nathan Brand

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

FA: Nathan Brand, 1 May 2017


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