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Elevation: 4,640 ft
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Shared By: Toby Foord-Kelcey on Jan 5, 2011
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Description

This is the area typically described as Oman by visiting climbers, containing the bulk of the climbing. (I have called it "proper" Oman to distinguish it from the highly-developed climbing areas of north-west Oman near the UAE borders and the independent enclave of Musandam in the far north.) There is an immense amount of exposed rock, with faces up to and beyond 1000m, for example on the south side of Jebel Misht. Trad routes from very long to single-pitch, sport routes and bouldering are all available. There's also DWS at Bandar Jissah near Muscat.

The main source of information for this area is omanclimbing.com, which has an active forum and downloadable guides for some areas. A guidebook was produced in the 1990s but is now hopelessly out of date and anyway out of stock. A new guide is rumoured to be underway at a German publishers. Check on the omanclimbing forum for details.

Getting There

All of this area is within 3-4 hours drive from Muscat

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