Hatta Crag

The Wave

Firstly discovered and bolted by Jerry around 2012. I recently added two long routes to the right.

Now Grant is taking over and might set a few more lines.

The routes are very steep, quite long and sustained, a style different from most of the other cliffs in the UAE/near Oman.

Best place to build your stamina.

As in most of the places around here, rock quality does not match our expectations, please, more than everywhere else, wear a helmet when belaying and do not picnic underneath climbers !

In "La Piste aux Etoiles" the first bolts are placed such that you can preclip the second quickdraw before attempting the route. I strongly advise you to do so.

Grades are bit soft... ;-)

For future bolters :

Be prepared for long hours/days of cleaning for each route. Then be prepared for weeks of brushing.

I would recomend the extensive use of Hilti HST 12mmx185mm or equivalent/stronger bolts.

A few videos from the Wave :