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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, 4 pitches
FA: Chris Natalie, Mark Feeney, Dana Hawlish Feb/2018
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Shared By: Dana Hawlish 1 on Mar 7, 2018
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Description

In memory of "Big Brown," the camel that passed away 50 meters from our campsite in Barrah canyon. You will not be forgotten. This is a decent route on the west face of a formation called Seifan Kebir, which is about 3km north east of the northern mouth of Barrah canyon. There is a good overview map for this area on page 135 of the Howard guidebook. The route has some good climbing, but also some choss and a helluva lot of sand on the last pitch.
p1: climb the double-tier corner passing a sloping ledge and build a belay with 4-5" cams. Great climbing on good rock.
p2: climb the rotten rock straight above you, and step left to a ledge and build a belay. There is no reliable gear for the move off the belay, which is the crux. Don't fall.
p4: A funky move off the right side of belay ledge leads to quality climbing in several corners. Skip one possible belay ledge and belay below a nice looking right facing corner.
p5: This pitch starts out good but gets sandy real quick. At the top of the corner move left into an easy but loose chimney and build a belay on a spacious ledge.

Two bolt rap anchor to the left of the last pitch. Two ropes are required, i don't even think 60m ropes would reach. Another long rap off a hidden thread gets you to the ground.

Protection

Double set of cams to 4" and nuts. A #5 camalot is important for the p1 belay.

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