Elevation: 4,869 ft
GPS: 34.258, 35.983 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jimmy Yammine on Jun 22, 2018
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Description

Chir Hadshit is a small cliff in the north of Lebanon. Along the road that borders Qoshaya valley. First developed in 2006 by the French Army (Thierry Petit Jean, Alain Ecoiffier, Cédric Brias and Gabriel Mann), then by Stephano Cordaro & CO in February 2018 and finally by the instructors of the Italian Army Mountain School in June 2018, the cliff is south facing and is equipped with 27 routes that are 12 m high. The crag has mostly sport climbs as well as a few topropes. This crag gets afternoon shade.

This crag boasts some of the prettiest scenery of all the Lebanese walls with a view of Qadisha Valley.

The grades at this area vary. The old routes bolted by the French with epoxy glue-in bolts seem hard for the grade, While the new routes bolted by the Italians are a little soft.

Some climbs on this wall have a single bolt epoxy anchor. You could connect them to the neighboring routes with slings or just hope for the best. This wall also gets a lot of runoff in winter from the top, so early in the season, you will find some climbs to be dirty.

* The Lebanese Climbing Association has some of the route names and grades different than what is at the wall. I placed the grades and names found at the crag. Also, the climb before last isn't on their website.

Getting There

From the town of Hadchit, take the St Elias monastery road. Head up for 550 meters, and you will find a dirt road on your right. Either drive on the dirt road or keep driving up for the approach hike. Once on the dirt road drive or hike 200 meters and then take a right. From here after 230 meters park on the left and the crag will be above you.

For hiking, The trail is a dirt road about 150m from the drive in or 700 m from the main road. Very easy to follow. Park at a very small cafe on the left side of the road. Follow the dirt road on the other side that bends around the hill. This hike till now is the easiest approach hike, but there is new construction which should bring the road closer to the crag. It terminates at a small clearing below the crag where you have to walk for 50 meters to the base of the crag.

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