This used to be an aid route called Soliloquy. In an incredible piece of climbing, Herve Sergeraert slowly whittled down the aid, and finally led it completely free. Many bolts and pegs were used on the original aid ascent, and since these still remain, the route is essentially "sport climb". However, beware some of the pegs as they a rusty and mobile. It used to be probably the most difficult route at Lukenya, although now it has been surpassed by a handful of other lines in Nemesis, Egyptian Crag and Gumshoe itself. In the centre of the main overhang is an obvious groove and crack beginning at 40'. Start 10' right of the groove and climb with dignity. The second half has lichens, making the on sight more rewarding...


Route history

First free ascent: Herve Sergeraert
1971First ascent: P. Snyder

aid route Soliloquy



Lat/Lon: -1.48520, 37.06853

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Grade citation

7a Assigned grade
6c 23 Lukenya Climbs


Lukenya is mostly trad. No bolting is allowed without a special permission from the Mountain Club of Kenya.

© inherited from Lukenya


Mega Classic
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