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Tiger Shark

  • Grade context: UK
  • Ascents: 4
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Description

A stunning piece of rock that loos more like a shark than it does a rock.

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

After turning right on the road past the school campsite this boulder is easy to spit close to the road on the right hand side

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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Without question, the most visually iconic boulder problem in the area. Start matched low in The Shark's mouth where a small tree sticks out. A fun traverse along the razor sharp teeth end in big moves to the shark's nose.

FA: Peter Naituli, 29 Apr

The finest line on this boulder. Start matched on crack rail to the right of 'Gills' before the crack is blocked by the root. From here, a series of athletic moves lead right to a shared top out with 'Shark Bite'

FA: Peter Naituli, 5 May

Start matched on rail at end of Shark's mouth. Proceed straight up the gills.

FA: Gabriel Jackson, 5 May

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