The Ranch is currently under development. Route lengths are posted in meters not feet. When Complete The Ranch will consist of several subareas and around 25 climbs of.
The Ranch is in a narrow part of the wadi, both sides stay shaded most of the day. However they get a bit of sun for an hour or so around noon.
The rock is very solid and smooth for the first 15-20m where is has seen lots of water wash. After that there are lots of loose flakes.
The Wadi has a nice breeze and stays a lot cooler in the summer then other areas making it an excellent place to climb in the hot summer months.
This area is conveniently right off of the road. No long approaches required and it is ideal for climbing in the hot summer months.
The first round about you reach is next to a large mosque go straight through this one
You will enter a shopping district of Dibba carry on straight till next roundabout
This is the border roundabout go straight through this one toward the border gates
Smile at guy with gun show passport go through border.
There is gas station on your left as you exit the border gates.
Carry on straight road will curve through town and farm area etc.
Till you eventually reach another roundabout with another large mosque on you right.
At this round about go left (if youíre going DWS go right here towards port)
Carry on straight towards mountains
Just before the road abruptly ends there is a road left take this.
Road will head towards dam wall
At dam wall t junction go right up steep hill
Go down other end
Tar road will end here and turning into graded dirt track
You are no in wadi khab al shamis
In wadi Khab al shamis
Zero car counter at end of tar road
The road will curve left and right through wider section of the wadi and you will eventually pass the six senses ziggy beach spa sign on your right
You will also see a new large sign stating that this road is closed to no GCC residence (yes it is closed but much further ahead)
The road drops down and turns right and left and up and follows the right edge of the wadi
The road drops down again crossing the wadi and you will see a very large square boulder on your right This is the beginning of Damienís boulder field you can park here if your bouldering
If not carry on up short hill at crest of hill the road turns right at this spot you will notice another small car park area on the left of the road this is the parking for wadi hilti and the strip club if you are sport climbing stop here (old broken houses on right)
If not carry on down steep short hill with small village of goats on left and watering spot for goat on right
Follow the road for aprox 14 km from where tar road ended
At the 14km marked the road takes a sharp turn while crossing the wadi, on your right behind you in your blindspot is blindspot
You can park directly under crag
Carry on past blindspot you will eventually reach an area where the wadi becomes very narrow The Ranch is the are before sharp let hand turn. Just after the turn on the left side of the road is Bend in the Road.
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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