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Musandam is the northern enclave of Oman, at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula just a few km from Iran across the contentious Straits of Hormuz. Though a large proportion of the world's oil supply passes through the Straits in tankers, the coast is wild and beautiful with some of the most spectacular sea cliff scenery on the planet. Inland Musandam is also comprised almost entirely of limestone mountains and has some highly-developed climbing areas.
Drive from Dubai either north to Khasab (requires a formal border crossing) or east to Dibba (an informal border crossing). The access and border issues are described in more detail within the crag notes.
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Cowboy Up! 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Asia : Oman : ... : The Ranch
This is one awesome climb with nice technical/sequential, balancey and bouldery moves on very smooth rock.Use a clip stick or a spotter while going for the first bolt.Start with you right hand in the smooth pocket that you can reach and your left foot on the tiny sooth ledge. Lay back on the right hand as you pop up and rock over to the left to grab yet another smooth side-pull pocket with the left hand and work you way to a comfortable lay-back position to clip the first bolt.Smooth moves on sm...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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