Mount Kenya Tech

Technical Climbing

Mount Kenya Technical Climbing - Rock Climbing in Kenya

Mount Kenya, Batian summit • 5199m
Difficulty: D, Grade IV, 5.9

Technical Climbing, Kenya Rock Climbing, Ice climbing on the Main peaks of Mt Kenya ( Batian 17,058 ft. Nelion 17,022 ft) Climbing the 'Diamond Couloir', South-East Face Route and North Face route.

Mt Kenya to Africa second Highest peak. Mt Kenya one of the East Africa Mountains that passes along the equator. Mt Kenya climbing Technical climb on Rock Climbing and ice climbing on Mount Kenya

Climbing from base of Normal Route direct to top of Nelion and then crossing the gate of mist to Batian and back to Nelion and descend the same way. To the summit is a challenging technical climb.

For the experienced mountain climber, this peak is one of the world great challenges

Mount Kenya in Mount Kenya National park has unique position on the equator offers climbing seasons and route conditions varying with the sun's Position.

A climber doing one of the best ice routes are on the southern side of the mountain and should climb when the sun is in the North between the months of July and September.
However during the same period the east and north sides are the best condition in rock climbing. Conversely when the sun is in the south, south side offers the best rock routes and the North the better ice climbing condition.

Recommended Routes for Technical climbing at Mount Kenya

December-March
Normal Routes, Standard IV: South West Ridge, Standard v (Rock routes)

July-September/October
North Face Standard route, Standard IV (Rock Route)

North Face Sirimon Approach

August-December
South-East Face Route. , Standard IV ,Ice Window, Standard V (ice routes)

Mid July to end of September Ice Climbing through the 'Diamond Couloir' -

This attempt to the main summit of Point Lenana (4,985 m) is included for people not wishing to attempt the much more difficult twin summits of Mt. Kenya Nelion and possibly Batian. Is technically a much difficult scramble.

The Guide:
Our local guide has the knowledge and experience of the climbing routes on Nelion & Batian peaks also with verbal information and local knowledge.