Climbing in the Hajar Mountain Range

Additions to the UAE Rock Climbing Guidebook


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Discover the recently bolted routes not featured in the UAE guide bookBrowse map
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Discover the recently bolted (or not) routes not featured in the UAE guide bookBrowse map
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Discover the recently (well ?) bolted routes not featured in the UAE guide bookBrowse map


  • As in the title, this web site is mainly about new routing in the Hajar Mountain Range.

  • All information will be given referring to the official UAE guide book. Routes or areas already listed in the guide book are only mentioned here to help locate the new routes. So, first thing, to use this web site : get yourself a copy of the guidebook (see Where to ?).

  • On the topos, the new routes are drawn in blue, while pre-existing routes are drawn in red. Only the new routes get a grade. Not all of the ancient routes are drawn and there are usually more routes on the rock than on these diagrams.

  • All these new routes have only seen very few ascents, if any, so wear a helmet (while belaying) and don't hang around below when someone's climbing them. There is a real risk of small and sometimes large rockfall.

  • Don't pay too much attention to the grades given here, they are merely indications .

  • Accesses to the cliffs are given using largely GPS coordinates, this type of description might prove inefficient, especially if you don't own a GPS navigator. So, once again, first thing :
    get yourself a copy of the guidebook which contains detailed written directions.


  • Where to ?

    A brief guide on where to shop for gear, climb indoor, find a climbing training session (and maybe more...) in the UAE.
    Necessarily brief.

  • Reminders

    A few pieces of advice on ropeworks, basic safety skills... Not a substitute for a proper training course with a professional, see the "Where to" section.
    If you're a highly skilled climber proficient with climbing safety, please do not read this part.

  • Photo Gallery

    A few shots of my favourite climbing venues in the Hajar Mountain Range.




News

  • Circus Maximus
    June 2016 : A new crag at Sharaf Al Alamein
  • Stardust and Gray Skull
    Two crags with potential near Ras Al Khaimah
  • Forgery at Nant Bidy
    Update June 2016: After having restored one route in its original design more hangers have been stolen near the top ! October 2014 : Hangers have been stolen and routes modified at Nant Bidy...
  • A new route at WonderWall
    December 2013 : First ascent of Straycat 7a+/7b in the Queen of Sheeba area...
  • New access to WonderWall
    New border rules made the crossing at Hili Border obsolete...

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