Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 700 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||James Garrett and Res von Känel, 17 November 2006|
|Page Views:||352 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Jan 13, 2015|
Cross a stream bed and a blind slot canyon to the base of the route.
Pitch #1: Start a short ways from the stream bed up some easy slabs to an overhang protected by a bolt, then surpass another roof on the right to a nice big ledge. 5.6, 55m.
Pitch #2: Climb a rib-like vein of rock past another bolt directly through a strenuous overhang and continue past some natural threads up wonderfully sculpted rock to a tree and belay. 5.10d or 5.5, CO, 30m.
Pitch #3: Climb up to a ledge and traverse right about 10m and go up the line of least resistance past many holes and great solid sculpted rock using natural threads for protection. A final roof guards the belay (thread). 5.7, 50m.
Pitch #4: From the thread belay continue up very featured rock (face climbing) passing another roof to more threads and a bolt to a prominent tree and belay. 5.7, 60m.
Other descents may be possible, but we scrambled down to the south via a narrow descent gully and a couple of rappels to the ground.
From the summit, an initial easy down scramble of the far side leads to a series of bolted and thread rappels. We socialized with and encountered very friendly local Bedouin on both sides of the mountain and found it difficult to leave and return to our car after completing the descent!!