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Dhahran Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: James Jenden on Dec 18, 2011

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Dhahran is on the coast, so you get hot weather with lots of humidity. Winter is the best time to climb, when you get temps in the 70s. Watch out for Shamal days, where the air is filled with sand. The rock here is dolomite, which is hard on your hands and hard on your shoes. I find I do much of my climbing here in gloves because the rock is so sharp. There is awesome bouldering and some short trad or TR pitches here on Jebels, which are small rock outcroppings that can be found all over camp.

Getting There 

Dhahran is in the eastern province, next to Khobar and Dammam.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is the beta photo for the route. The sit star...

Dirtball V2 5+  Asia : Saudi Arabia : Dhahran
As I am not much of a boulderer, I had trouble deciding on a rating for this problem, but as the hardest moves are comparable, if more dynamic, to stuff I've seen on 10b - 10c stuff, I went with V2. It's a fun little guy that begins with a sit start at the bottom of a little outcrop on the old Dhahran golf course. From the start, you swing up to latch onto a pocket in the rock with your left hand, then heel hook to balance yourself, then follow up by placing your right hand in a pocket just abov...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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