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BETA PHOTO: This is a picture of the left side of Tawiyan Crag...


Tawiyan Crag is effectively the UAE's only pure sport climbing cliff (*), with a good collection of 7a-7c routes on mostly water-washed solid rock.

The cliff is described in detail in "UAE Rock Climbing" (2009) www.cordee.co.uk/cca395.php

[* All the other popular sport areas accessible from the UAE cities are technically in Oman. There is some limited sport climbing on the UAE cliffs near Ras Al Khaimah but the bias of development for many years there has been trad routes.]

Getting There 

Just north of the town of Tawiyan. The location is described in the guidebook.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

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Stone Pussy 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Asia : United Arab Emirates : ... : "The Left Side"
Start up the very easy slope up to the first bolt. From there move up the left side of the block (not intuitive from the bolt placement) to a mantel onto the top of the block. Continue climbing up the route through a variety of different kinds of moves and some long reaches....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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1. Caracal Branch 22m 7a+ 2. Caracal Tree 25m 7a+ ...
BETA PHOTO: 1. Caracal Branch 22m 7a+ 2. Caracal Tree 25m 7a+ ...

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