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Jailbreaker - 5.9 V0 WI1 A0 M1 F

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
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Rock (Toprope)
Top rope: good horizontal crack at top for medium-sized cams for anchor.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 1.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 2.00/5


Large, prominent boulder face on the hills behind Kisumu Prison. Spot it from the road leaving Kisumu past the airport on the way to Busia. At far right end of the rocky outcrops. Take the right turn to the prison and continue to the guards' gate. Continue into the prison toward the rocks past the hospital. Park in an open field. Take Goat trails through some bushes to get to the rock. Route starts to the far right of the obvious face. Climb crimpy holds up and to the right to reach the arete. Follow the easy arete to the top.

Descent Options:

Walk off to climber's left

Submitted by: heinricharrier on 2010-02-16
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Views: 818
Route ID: 103534

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: heinricharrier on 2009-11-26 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars First Ascent?

Fun climb if you're stuck in Western Kenya with limited options.

Added: 2010-02-16