Climbs 16
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 5199m a.s.l
Faces all

Mount Kenya North Face, from Shipton's Camp © Martyn Maltby

Crag features

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2Batian North FaceIV+ 21
4Nelson South-East FaceD 39
 Point Lenana 
6Normal Route
F 37
 Point John 
8Point John South-East Gully
17Point Peter South RidgeIV 1
18Point Peter West Ridge
IV 1
 Point Dutton 
20Point Dutton North-East Face and RidgeIV 1
 Point Melhuish 
22Point Melhuish Via DirettaIII 1
23Nelion *HVS **1
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