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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

For the Middle East area.

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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Featured Route For Jordan
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La Guerre Sainte 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Asia : Middle East : ... : Wadi Rum
"The Holy War" aka "Jihad". A spectacular 1300 foot pitch climb, established ground up, and the first of its style in Wadi Rum. The line climbs 10 incredible pitches of hueco'd face before reaching the headstone wall, where the hueco's melt improbably into face crimps and barely there sandstone smears for three of the hardest pitches on the route. Most climbers will take a Bedouin taxi to the base of the base of Nassarani. You can be dropped near a bivy boulder cl...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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