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Hatta is the closest cliff to Dubai and thus has a central place in "UAE climbing", though technically it is in Oman! The climbing style is either fun juggy overhanging climbing on weird blobs or crimpier stuff on a more compact surface layer over the blobs. Rock type is a resilient limestone, quarried nearby to make faux-marble flooring. The cliff will likely end up quarried itself one day but probably has a few more years left.
Drive east out of Dubai on signs toward Hatta town. The cliff is hidden in the hills north of the main road about 10km beyond the Madam roundabout and before Hatta town. The guidebook has a clear approach map.
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Jana's Solution 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Asia : Oman : ... : Forgotten Wall
Steep and very nice moves through overhanging start then harder and interesting moves at the second overhanging section. After the overhanging sections it turns in delicate face climbing on the exposed slab without using the arete on the right....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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