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Elevation: 7,422 ft
GPS: 21.04502, 40.35229
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Shared By: James Field on Dec 15, 2018
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Olympic Crag in Al Shafa is the first professionally-developed sport climbing crag in the Kingdom. Olympic is a homage to the future generations of climbers in Saudi Arabia. At 2,300m altitude and morning shade, Olympic Crag is a crag for all seasons. Weather changes fast in these mountains so it is advised to pack warm and for rain.

The bullet golden granite rivals that of Chamonix, and with 38 routes from 4 to the 8th grade in both sport and trad styles at just 2.5 hours from Jeddah and 45 minutes from Taif Airport.

The development of the work was undertaken by the Saudi Climbing Federation during the first phase of the Saudi Bolting Project. The trail, routes and base of the crag were created between November 1st and 12th, 2018.

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Coordinates: 21.045279, 40.352585

Drive to the parking lot of the obvious big face. Follow the cairns for 10 minutes up to the base of the cliff.

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