The Annual General Meeting of the Mountain Club of Kenya will be held a Casual Bites/Westlands on Thursday April 20th at 8.30 pm.
Please download the Agenda 2017.
See you there!
Hells Gate: Flash Gordon 21, 170 feet.
Entrance Wall, right end. The climb is located a little to the right of the mini stone amphitheatre. Start at the bottom of a large vertical slab with a visible crack splitting its middle. Reach the the top of the pedestal and access the crack/corner with a bouldery move. Alex has cleaned there several decades of bird crap with a broom attached to a stick, add a grade if they have built it back. At the top of the slab, delicately head left under the block, then straight up on steep rock. Towards the end, a short (steep) detour on the right avoids a couple of meters of soft rock. 60m ropes are necessary for a solid belay at the top. Brilliant climb on great rock!
Emmanuel Freudenthal and Alex Fiksman July 18, 2012
New climbs will be added like this example:
1) Hells Gate: Bloodline 22, 175 feet.
Left end of Fischer’s Cliffs almost directly opposite Fischer’s Tower. Start at a yellow wall where the cliff bulges out from a blunt rib (painted B.) Climb up ramp to a steep wall and corner crack, swing left and then back into notch. Up over roof, then up to the second roof which is taken from the left. Continue easier to the top.
FFA Alex Fiksman August 11, 2013 (first ascent VS A2 Iain Allan and Roger Higgins September 13, 1968).
My girlfriend and I are going to kenya from 24th to november for 10 days. We were thinking about going to mount kenya. I have some questions maybe you can help.
We want to do the chongoria route on the way up, if weather permitted climb mount nelion and going back by sirimon.
My first question is around 24th of November is it still possible to hike those routes and what about rock climbing nelion?
My second question is how do I get from nairobi to chogoria, we will arrive around 4am in nairobi and would like to go directly to mount kenya. Same for the way back. Hard to get good information from here on he schedule of matatus or buses....
Is it also still possible to do without a guide? We are experienced hikers and climbers and we know to backup if any altitude sickness or others.
Kind of same questions for hell's gate, will it be possible to climb there around this period? And how can we get there from nairobi. I saw we can rent bike.
Thanks a lot and if some people wants to join or have some advices we are happy to get them. ... See MoreSee Less
There is a group of seven aiming for the Rwenzori from Jan 24th to Feb 3rd 2018. Four of the main seven mountains are on the schedule (Stanley, Speke, Baker, and Luigi di Savoia). This includes Margherita Peak (highest peak at 5109m), of course. If you are an experienced mountaineer, fit enough for four 4600-5100m peaks in ten days or less and you are interested, let me know. Trip max: ten peeps ... See MoreSee Less
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