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Plains Area

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 9

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Summary

Most recently developed area with seemingly a lot of potential for easy-access boulders.

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Description

Area with two rocky outcroppings just past the commercial campsite beyond the school. Nice calm area most of the time with a view over the wildlife below (slightly spoiled by the quarry mess). On weekends big events at the nearby bandas may make this area a bit noisy (though only a few times a year probably).

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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

Go straight instead of turning left for Nemesis and the MCK campsite. Follow this track until you come to the commercial campsite with a few thatched bandas. Go right here and before too long tracks start diverging off to the right. Best to park at the top of the small outcroppings at two camping spots, though there is also a car track going along the bottom of the two small hills.

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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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