Elevation: 7,422 ft
GPS: 21.045, 40.352 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 4,781 total · 585/month
Shared By: Saudi Climbing Federation on Dec 15, 2018
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Saturday
87°F - 71°F 31°C - 22°C
Sunday
86°F - 69°F 30°C - 21°C
Monday
87°F - 72°F 31°C - 22°C
Tuesday
87°F - 72°F 31°C - 22°C
Wednesday
90°F - 72°F 32°C - 22°C
Thursday
86°F - 71°F 30°C - 22°C
Friday
87°F - 70°F 31°C - 21°C

Description

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 by a team lead by Read Macadam. Alpine Guide Carlo Guiliberti and Piergiorgio Lotito and acoomplished climber Alex Ruscior, all based in Turin, Italy.

More initiatives of the Saudi Climbing Federation can be found atclimbing.sa

Getting There

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.

32 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Al Shafa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lail Olympic Crag
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Flow Olympic Crag
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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