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Description

Musandam is the northern enclave of Oman, at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula just a few km from Iran across the contentious Straits of Hormuz. Though a large proportion of the world's oil supply passes through the Straits in tankers, the coast is wild and beautiful with some of the most spectacular sea cliff scenery on the planet. Inland Musandam is also comprised almost entirely of limestone mountains and has some highly-developed climbing areas.

Like North-West Oman, this area is more associated with the nearby UAE climbing scene and development has chiefly been by UAE climbers but technically it is Oman. So far the focus has been DWS on the Indian Ocean sea cliffs, sport and bouldering just north of Dibba and trad near Khasab in the north. These areas are covered by "UAE Rock Climbing" (2009) cordee.co.uk/cca395.php

Getting There

Drive from Dubai either north to Khasab (requires a formal border crossing) or east to Dibba (an informal border crossing). The access and border issues are described in more detail within the crag notes.

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