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Roadside Crag  

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Submitted By: ClimbFit on Nov 1, 2010
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Very popular crag in the area. It is the closest to RAK besides "Disc World". It has rather solid and good quality rock, however you will still find flakes and loose rock. The ridge above the routes where the anchors is full if unstable and loose rock so watch your step and be wary of those below. The area also is shaded throughout the day. The routes vary in length from 9m to 30m. Some of the longer routes can be climbed in one or two pitches.

Mostly trad but there are 3 difficult short sport routes on steep rock that has been cleaned very well. Almost all of the routes on the "Lower Level" have TR anchors at the top as well. You can access the top by scrambling up the gully on the far left or far right side. The gully on far right just past the "North-West Right" has anchors bolted going from the corner at the ground up and to the left to set up a Via Feratta line to make access easier and safer.

This area is labeled as the "Roadside Area" in the guide book. It also goes by "Roadside Crag" and "Roadside Buttress". There is also another area in a different wadi named "Roadside."

Below are useful links where you can find .pdf files on areas not printed in the guide book, other climbers, info, topos....

www.redarmadapublishing.com/updates.php This is the Guide Book
arabiaoutdoor.com An excellent well know guide

Getting There 

After the Wadi Bih turn travel for 5km to the t-junction by the radio tower. Turn right, travel for 800m then turn right again (South East) to the road that lead to Wadi Qada'a. "Sentinel is visible" in the Wadi and Roadside is about 1km past "Sentinel".

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

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