Elevation: 2,254 ft
GPS: 23.805, 45.615 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Jenden on Dec 18, 2011 · Updates
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Description

Hot in summer (120F) perfect in winter (70F). It's a country, so it's rather dependent on where you are as far as crowds go. In general though, there are very few climbers in Saudi, and so most rock is untouched, and there is nobody around. The rock is mostly Dolomite, which is a carbonate rock that chips a lot, and can really mess up your hands and shoes. Because of it's formation, you get a lot of great pockets and such in the stone, which makes for some great climbing.

Getting There

Take a plane. It's easier than walking.  You can get info on visas here:  saudiembassy.net/visa-types

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Classic Climbing Routes at Saudi Arabia

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Shisha Boys
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Degag or Degag?
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Lail
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
E3tamid
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
The Sky Bridge
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Mara Mara L2
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Matar
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Bahr Al Khayal
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Terminal Caffeination
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Google Translate
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Seal Move
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Flow
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Mr. Nazif
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Desmotech
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Sheikhs Gift
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shisha Boys Tanomah > Al Sharaf
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Degag or Degag? Tanomah > Al Sharaf
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Lail Al Shafa > Olympic Crag
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
E3tamid Al Shafa > Olympic Crag
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Sky Bridge Tanomah > Al Sharaf
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mara Mara L2 Tanomah > Wall of Shadows
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Matar Al Shafa > Olympic Crag
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Bahr Al Khayal Al Shafa > Olympic Crag
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Terminal Caffeination Tanomah > Al Sharaf
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Google Translate Tanomah > Wall of Shadows
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Seal Move Tanomah > Wall of Shadows
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Flow Al Shafa > Olympic Crag
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Mr. Nazif Tanomah > Wall of Shadows
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Desmotech Tanomah > Wall of Shadows
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Sheikhs Gift Tanomah > Al Sharaf
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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