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Hot in summer (120F) perfect in winter (70F). It's a country, so it's rather dependent on where you are as far as crowds go. In general though, there are very few climbers in Saudi, and so most rock is untouched, and there is nobody around. The rock is mostly Dolomite, which is a carbonate rock that chips a lot, and can really mess up your hands and shoes. Because of it's formation, you get a lot of great pockets and such in the stone, which makes for some great climbing.
Take a plane. It's easier than walking.
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This was an entertaining problem, to say the least. It developed out of the fact that I only have one ice tool right now, because Petzl backordered my other Quark. It is roughly the same problem as dirtball, although I think the footwork is harder, and because you have the axe, the moves are more fun. You start with your axe in a small pocket, levered against the roof of the pocket. You match hands on the tool, then pull your weight up onto the placement. Set your left foot in a pocket next to t...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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