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Normal Route - 5.7

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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1 set of nuts, cams up to 3", only a small rack needed
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


about 14 pictches of climbing with a 60m rope, plus scrambling, descent is a bolted rap route to the right of the climb (25m raps, 1 big bolt anchors, marked with green arrows). This is indeed a fine route!

Submitted by: catradgirl on 2004-01-20
Last Modified: 2009-07-20
Views: 872
Route ID: 47465

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ROCKnPaul on 2008-01-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Normal Route - Nelion, Mt Kenya

16 pitches from Lewis Glacier.
Slept in Howell Hut atop Nelion at 5,188m (17,016ft).

Added: 2012-08-21

Onsight Onsight ascent by: catradgirl on 2003-12-25 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Amazing climb! 6.5 hours to the top, and we could see Kilimanjaro. Look out for the dead leopard at the base of the climb...

Added: 2003-12-25