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Routes in Wadi Rum

A Camel's Tale T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Beauty, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bedouin Bedlam T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight of Fancy T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Goldfinger T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
La Guerre Sainte S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Lionheart T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Merlin's Wand T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
More Sand Than Stone T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rum For Sail T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sandproof T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Star of Abu Judaidah, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Towering Inferno T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wisdom Pillar T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: James Garrett and Res von Känel, 13 November 2006
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Shared By: James Garrett on Feb 4, 2015

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Find the beginning of the route at the far right side of the alcove which is reached after a 20-30 minute approach hike.

Pitch #1: Climb a groove and a straight in crack system and then jog right to easier ground and to a ledge and belay. 5.8, 30m.

Pitch #2: Initially a right facing dihedral to some face climbing (5.7) to a ledge. Traverse right to a prominent left facing dihedral. Climb it passing a fixed piton to a ledge belay. 5.10, 25m.

Pitch #3: Climb up left past featured rock to a right facing dihedral and follow the crack through a roof to a prominent ledge and we built a cairn here. 5.8, 55m.

Move left along the little ledge to a two-bolt belay and rappel station where you can descend the Sky Line Buttress.


Driving south a few miles out of Rum village drive to the towers known locally as Abu N' Khala. A massively big dihedral dissects the the larger of the towers. 50m to the right of this on the right side of an alcove is a prominent tree and the crack system that marks the beginning of the route. A Bedouin Camp is often situated in an open area below the Abu N' Khala Towers.
Rappel the Sky Line Buttress via two-bolt rap stations with two ropes.


A full set of Nuts and Camalots ("Standard Desert Rack"). One fixed piton was left in the 5.10 left facing dihedral on Pitch #2.


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