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Alam Kooh and Takht-e-Soleyman 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Pol-e-Khaab 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 6,918 ft
GPS: 32.05, 53.431 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: AliS on Aug 24, 2016
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Other than great food, beautiful landscapes, rich history with ancient ruins, friendly and hospitable people, Iran has some very good climbs within its borders.
It does have a theocracy and you specially women have to deal with stuff that you probably haven't before, but if Iranian can live with it you can too.
The best time for climbing in Iran is in mid Spring and early Fall, otherwise most of the climbing areas are going to be very hot to climb. However in Summer (mid July-mid September) you also have climbing options: Pole-khab, band-e-yakhchal,..., and most importantly, the gold of Iran's walls, Alam Kooh.

Most of the climbs are located at lower elevations (1000-2000 meters) but in Alam Kooh, the second highest mountain in Iran, climbing starts at around 4300 meters. You will have many options for acclimatization though. After proper acclimatization you might want to try Mt. Damavand (5671 m) as well.

Getting There

You most probably will need a visa and will enter through Khomeini International Airport, which is close to Tehran, the capital. Tehran is close to many rock climbing areas, but you might want to get out and explore other cities as well. They will have much less pollution and probably more Historical places and such.

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