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Alam Kooh and Takht-e-Soleyman 

Iran Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: AliS on Aug 24, 2016
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Other than great food, beautiful landscapes, rich history with ancient ruins, friendly and hospitable people, Iran has some very good climbs within its borders.
It does have a theocracy and you specially women have to deal with stuff that you probably haven't before, but if Iranian can live with it you can too.
The best time for climbing in Iran is in mid Spring and early Fall, otherwise most of the climbing areas are going to be very hot to climb. However in Summer (mid July-mid September) you also have climbing options: Pole-khab, band-e-yakhchal,..., and most importantly, the gold of Iran's walls, Alam Kooh.

Most of the climbs are located at lower elevations (1000-2000 meters) but in Alam Kooh, the second highest mountain in Iran, climbing starts at around 4300 meters. You will have many options for acclimatization though. After proper acclimatization you might want to try Mt. Damavand (5671 m) as well.

Getting There 

You most probably will need a visa and will enter through Khomeini International Airport, which is close to Tehran, the capital. Tehran is close to many rock climbing areas, but you might want to get out and explore other cities as well. They will have much less pollution and probably more Historical places and such.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 21.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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French (AKA German!) arete 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Asia : Iran : Alam Kooh and Takht-e-Soley...
The easiest technical climb on Alam Kooh wall. It constitute of sections of 5.7-5.9 with 4th or easy 5th classes in between. After getting to Shaneh Kooh Col, continue on the arete. Ater some 4th and easy 5th class climbing you will get to the "do-rekabi" pitch. It is the crux of the route because of the grade and exposure and the fact that it will be the bottle neck on the weekends. Next you will have a short 5.5 pitch to the right of the arete which takes you to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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