Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 800 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||James Garrett and Res von Känel, 12 September 2006|
|Page Views:||178 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Jan 8, 2015|
DescriptionThis is a great climb and in no way is it a part of the ancient ruins of Petra. It is well removed from those historic and National treasure areas which must be preserved. We were very sensitive to the area's importance in history and we discussed our plans with many local Sheiks and community leaders before we started our climb. It turned out to be classic and it is not to be missed if seeking a moderate climb up incredible landscape with continuously interesting movement.
Pitch #1: In the middle at the base of the West Face, scramble up an easy ramp left to where it steepens and face climb past about 6 bolts to a good ledge just above a tree and one bolt at the belay. 5.8 or 5c, 50m.
Pitch #2: Trend left up a steep crack and belay left of a huge tree. 5.9.
Pitch #3: Move left to a obvious black water streak on continued excellent stone and climb the streak eventually trending back to the right to a two bolt belay. 5.8.
Pitch #4: You are now at the "nostrils of the nose". Climb up the "Nose" past a bolt and then to the bridge between the eye brows passing another bolt surmounting an overhang to easier ground on the lower forehead. Piton and gear belay. Wall register tucked into a crevasse here. 5.9.
Pitch #5: Climb a short right facing dihedral which soon ends and continue up and right face climbing past two bolts to a two bolt belay. 5.7 or 5a, 50m.
Pitch #6: EZ low angle 3rd class to the top of The Face. Walk off to the left.
The walk off alone is spectacular from a landscape perspective!