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Down time – West Coast Mountain Guides

Dave: After a effective and hectic summer season supporting numerous visitor achieve their objectives, it’s been wonderful to make the most of the peaceful autumn and get away on my have adventures.
I’m just back from two months in Wadi Rum, an adventure climbing Mecca with huge sand stone partitions, excellent corners, wonderful cracks and really complicated terrain to accessibility and egress the peaks. It felt like a climbing and canyoning excursion.
We were being fortuitous to only have 1 wet working day and great temperatures in the course of, this meant we not only climbed every route on our desire checklist but also a several extras. Route list under.
Wadi Rum is a busy place with a minimal selection of vintage properly identified routes, lots of with abseil descents back again down the similar line. We used the system of its finest to be first! Most days we ended up up right before sunrise and climbing by first light-weight, this intended we were ready to climb all our routes rapidly without having other folks abseiling down onto us.
Abseiling significant routes on this kind of featured sandstone can frequently be problematic with falling ropes snagging on flakes or falling into cracks but we ended up unbelievably fortunate with pretty couple of troubles inspite of doing over 40 abseils!
The only in the vicinity of miss out on was accessing the Pillar of Wisdom the place I scrambled up to see a snake at head height on the ledge in front of me, our Bedouin host knowledgeable us afterwards you would have 30min to get in touch with residence soon after a bite! And the most thrilling was witnessing a wedding procession, seeing the driver and others shooting 9mm hand guns into the air even though driving the streets of Wadi Rum.
1. Eye of Allah – VS 4c2. Black Magic – HVS 5a3. The Haj – E1 5a4. Flight of Extravagant – E2 5b/c5. The Natural beauty – E1 5b6. Merlins Wand – E1 5b7. The Star of Judaidah – E1 5c/6a8. The Pillar of Knowledge – E1 5c9. Inferno – E2 5c10. 2 Unknown Granite sport climbs F6a+ & F6b11. Lion Heart – E3 5c
If you are taking into consideration heading to Wadi Rum I simply cannot advocate Hamdan adequate, his accommodation is pretty clean and nicely appeared after, he also has loads of historical past in his relatives with climbers coming to the location. Lookup Wadi Rum Hamdan Household for Vacations.
I’m now seeking ahead to receiving the winter season equipment out and completely ready for the following adventures, many thanks to every person who has booked for this wintertime and a lot more importantly a massive thanks to Sonja Albrecht for controlling our bookings and guides who have been on the hill while i have been absent.
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