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Farside

International > Asia > United Arab Emi… > Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

Description

"Farside" is a new crag which is being developed by the famous John Gregory and friends. This past weekend Mr. Gregory along with his two sons, Ian and Chris worked and several other friends worked very hard to put up the new routes. They have been busy working on this area, coming out and cleaning the routes every weekend for the past few weeks.

There are 7 routes on this face. 6 of them have been led so far. There is 1 sport route, a mixed sport and trad route and 5 trad routes.

All of the routes have been led except for one.

If you decide to climb here before it is finished please be courteous to those who are putting in all of the hard work and give them the right to make the FA.

Here is a link to a forum with route information and topo's.

uaeclimbing.com/forum/viewt…
redarmadapublishing.com/nea…

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
www.foordkelcey.net/uae/
www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=10128914047
uaeclimbing.blogspot.com/
www.uaeclimbing.com/forum/
www.omanclimbing.com/forum/index.php
www.arabiaoutdoor.com An excellent well know guide

Getting There

After the Wadi Bih sign follow the road for 5km to the t-junction. Turn right and drive for 8km where you will find a left turn (go left, if you go right you will run into the border post). Near Side/Junction is about 12km past the turn on the left and 4km past Dickinadozer/Cleavage. Near Side/Junction is visible on the right (East) next to the road. Far Side is across the road from Near Side, on the left.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 2
Angels Way
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Childs Play
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 1
Devil's Slide
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 1
Phantom Crack
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Angels Way
 2
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Childs Play
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Devil's Slide
 1
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Phantom Crack
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

1-Child's Play         30m/98ft   HS/5.7           FA John Gregory and Joanna Thornton Trad<br>
2- Cherubim          30m/98ft   VS/5.8           FA John Gregory and Carla Hansen Trad<br>
3- Ghost Rider      30m/98ft    HVS/5.10a     FA John Gregory and Ian Gregory Trad<br>
4- Angle's Way      30m/98ft    6a/5.10c        FA Ian Gregory and John Gregory  Sport 4 star climb full of all kinds of moves<br>
5-Devils Slide        30m/98ft    6b/5.10d       FA John Gregory and Aiden Laffey Sport and Trad 4 star climb difficult moves up the smooth face with lots of fist  jams the trad portion is HS/5.7<br>
6-Not led yet<br>
7-Phantom Crack   20m/66ft    HVS/5.10a     FA John Gregory and Carla Hansen<br>
This is the topo for Farside. The abseil anchors and the path to anchors are marked in blue. The crux's for the routes are marked in green. Red are the sports routes and yellow is trad.
[Hide Photo] 1-Child's Play 30m/98ft HS/5.7 FA John Gregory and Joanna Thornton Trad 2- Cherubim 30m/98ft VS/5.8 FA John Gregory and Carla Hansen Trad 3- Ghost Rider…

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

ClimbFit
Dubai,
[Hide Comment] There are now seven routes in this area. 5 trad and 2 sport. 6 of the routes have been led, there is one that is still open to a FA but it may become a sport route soon due to the lack of gear placement.

So far only one of the routes has a name and grade. Once the rest are named and graded I will post them. Dec 1, 2010