Elevation: 7,926 ft
GPS: 18.952, 42.146 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Saudi Climbing Federation on Dec 18, 2018
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Description

Al Sharaf is a mountain park on the western slopes of Tanomah, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia. Tanomah is a historical climbing destination in Saudi Arabia, already host to a handful of adventurous single and multipitch bolted routes developed in the 1990's by Bernie Caddey and others.

The area features 42 unique lines and 11 extensions up to 8b. The crag, just ten minutes by car from the center of Tanomah, benefits from easy access, camping, favourale year-round temperatures, friendly locals, and most of the climbing ranges from 4 to 6c making this a great location for new climbers to gain experience.

The development of the area was undertaken by the Saudi Climbing Federation in the first phase of the Saudi Bolting Project between November 16th and 26th, 2018.

The equipping team, lead by Read Macadam - best known for his climbing development in the Sultanate of Oman - included A. Guide Carlo Giuliberti and Piergiorgio Lotito and accomplished climber Alex Ruscior, all based in Turin, Italy.

Material: Raumer Superstar 10mm x 80mm and 10mm x 100mm 316L stainless steel glue-in bolts with Hilti RE500 V# epoxy. All of the lower-offs are Raumer Superstar 10 x 100mm 316L combo chains with a fixed stainless steel carabiner.

More initiatives of the Saudi Climbing Federation can found at climbing.sa

Guidebook available here

Getting There

Access to Al Sharaf is from the southbound lane of highway 15.

140KM from Abha Airport 2 Hours
550KM from Jeddah 6.5 Hours
470KM from Taif 6 Hours
9100KM from Riyadh 9 Hours

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Exit Highway 15 at GPS point 1 or 1a. At GPS point 2 follow the road uphill towards the obvious rock tower (Jabal Abdullah), which you will pass with the rock on your right.

At the top of the hill after Jabal Abdullah turn right into the paved lane at the concrete plinth (GPS point 3). after 50m turn left into the terraces. The cliff is on the right.

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