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Wadi Araba, a canyon leading north out of the Petra area is far removed from the actual ruins and historical protected areas of Petra itself. The locals mention it as being part of the Bidah Range. The rock quality is typical for the Wadi Rum style quality, and despite the roadside nature of some of the climbs, it is almost guaranteed you will have all of the climbing to yourself.

Getting There 

If approaching Al Wajeh (the Face), drive out of Little Petra area into Wadi Araba for 6 km to a Big Rock formation where the road seems to really "open up". This big dome comprises The Face will be immediately obvious. One can easily make out the features of a "Face" and see cheekbones, a nose, eyes, and eyebrows. The likeness is quite amazing.

The routes in Little Petra are approached up that canyon and in Bajaeh Slot Canyon is just down from The Face area in Wadi Fedray Siq Bajaeh. The potential here is as everywhere, enormous.

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Relaxing on a nice ledge on the route with the res...

Bedouin Life 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Asia : Jordan : Petra Area
This climb is on its own "mountain" and ascends Jebel Alzrb from the very featured north spur. It is a very aesthetic climb with a cruxy move of awkward 5.10d (6b) or C0, but otherwise is a very enjoyable easy moderately rated "mountain climb" for the area. Originally mentioned in AAJ 2008 as a 7 pitch climb, it can be climbed in 4 long pitches, but beware of rope drag.Cross a stream bed and a blind slot canyon to the base of the route.Pitch #1: Start a short ways from the stream bed up s...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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