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Jebel Misht 

"proper" Oman Rock Climbing 

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This is the area typically described as Oman by visiting climbers, containing the bulk of the climbing. (I have called it "proper" Oman to distinguish it from the highly-developed climbing areas of north-west Oman near the UAE borders and the independent enclave of Musandam in the far north.) There is an immense amount of exposed rock, with faces up to and beyond 1000m, for example on the south side of Jebel Misht. Trad routes from very long to single-pitch, sport routes and bouldering are all available. There's also DWS at Bandar Jissah near Muscat.

The main source of information for this area is, which has an active forum and downloadable guides for some areas. A guidebook was produced in the 1990s but is now hopelessly out of date and anyway out of stock. A new guide is rumoured to be underway at a German publishers. Check on the omanclimbing forum for details.

Getting There 

All of this area is within 3-4 hours drive from Muscat

Climbing Season

For the Asia area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shirley somewhere on the headwall section of the F...

the French Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Asia : Oman : ... : Jebel Misht
The line of the cliff. A long route climbing a tricky buttress, then alpine-style ridge, then a complex headwall. It is just possible in a day for a fast team prepared to simul climb easy sections. There are a only a handful of hard pitches.There is a detailed description here:[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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