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Jordan Rock Climbing 

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Jordan is a country full of history and wonder. The local people are generally extremely hospitable and helpful. The weather is similar to the rest of the Middle East, HOT! The local currency is the the Dinar, which is currently .71 to the US Dollar (100 US Dollars = 71 Dinars) [2009]. The best climbing in Jordan can be found in the south, in the vast desert of Wadi Rum, near Petra. I am still working on compiling more data...

Getting There 

Fly into Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in the capital city of Amman.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Jordan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jordan:
Wisdom Pillar   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 17 pitches, 1100'   Wadi Rum
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Lionheart 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Asia : Jordan : Wadi Rum
An incredible climb. A classic anywhere in the world. Takes a direct line up a series of corner systems. Climbing style ranges from liebacks to chimneying. Every pitch is beautiful and it ends with a magnificent summit on the Abu Aina towers.P1 - 10a // Easy climbing to a chockstone / roof, go left and continue to a belay.P2 - 10c // The physical crux, and a fantastic pitch. Fingers, to the lieback crux, to a wide section.P3 - 10a // A short but sweet pitch. Head right into what looks like...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Arne Sater
Sep 18, 2017
I am planning to travel to Jordan in November to climb. I have found the book “Treks and Climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan” by Tony Howard, but I think the book might be outdated? Anyone have ideas on where to get more updated info about climbing in Jordan? And what else to do when in Jordan?

Any ideas and tips would be very welcome!


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