Climbing in Jordanie : Waddi Rum

Climbing on jordanian Waddi Rum sandstone is one of the most beautiful experiences that a climber or mountaineer can live. Waddi Rum is the name of the village and of the range located at the southern end of the country, at the endof the road, depositing us truly at the entrance of the desert, where suddenly rise these 600m rounded peaks that one can climb . The choice is huge: Bedouin routes, to be absolutely done, opened by local hunters, of easy level (grade 3-4) but with a bold progression, or more recent routes from 100 to 600m, mostly grade 4 to 6. In any cases the adventure is total. The nonexistent spits, it is the realm of trad climbing and route finding for itineraries which take us to unsuspected and unimaginable places. Thus lost in the desert, in an atmosphere sometimes unreal, we will make surprising and original climbs to your level. A new and amazing experience guaranted!
Next travel :Du 22 December au December 23, 2018
jusqu’à 2 places8 days including 6 days of climbingInformation at +33 623 436 355
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Program

Day 1: Arrival at  Amman Airport, the capital, then transfer by taxi to the village of Waddi Rum at Atayek (4 hours drive)

Day 2: We will get used to the sandstone on the east face of Jebel Rum, facing the village for couple pitches routes

Day 3: "The Pillar of Wisdom", 600m of climb to reach the top of the Jebel Rum cliffs, descent by Hammad's Dome, a Bedouin route.

Day 4: Rakabat Canyon - Kharazeh Canyon crossing, ending with a 50m abseil. Watch out, you have never seen anything like this before! Approach by camels (2h). In the evening transfer by 4WD for a comfortable bivouac in the far away Barrah canyon

Day 5: "Merlin's Wand", a 200m anthology crack route in the Barrah Canyon

Day 6 and 7: Jebel Rum crossing, Bedouin way, with a bivy night at the top

Day 8: Transfer to Amman airport by taxi, return flight

Note: this program is adaptable to your desires and your level

Good to know about the travel
Climbing in Jordanie : Waddi Rum

Required level
Being comfortable in the 5c / 6a second allows to explore a large part of the routes, but a grade 4-5 climber can also have a lot to do, especially Bedouin routes. The approaches are usually limited by the use of 4WD (5 to 30mns) but the days can take 4 to 8 hours of effort with descents often by walking. Bedouin routes that can also be like long hikes with exposed sections and easy climbs, so having good physical condition is necessary.
Accomodation
We will be welcomed by Atayek, a Bedouin from the village of Waddi Rum for whom hospitality is an important value. We will stay at his home but also in his camp in the desert, where to spend an evening and a night after a meal cooked in the sand is an unforgettable experience ... Atayek, who speaks English, will also be our 4WD driver to take us in all the recesses of the desert he knows as his pocket!
The price includes
UIAGM guide
Taxi transfers to / from the airport
4x4 trips in the desert
Half-board at our host Atayek and his desert camp, bottled water
The snacks of the day
The material (harness, ropes, helmet ...)
The price doesn't includes
Flight tickets
Visas
Mountain rescue insurance, search and repatriation
Cancellation insurance / interruption of stay / luggage (possibility of taking it via our travel agency affiliated to the Apriam)
Tips
Any personal purchase
Personal gear
Light but long clothes to protect from abrasion of sandstone and sun
Warm clothes for evenings and bivouacs (down jacket)
Good sneakers / shoes approach low rod
Your own climbing shoes
A sleeping bag -5 degrees
A 30 liters backpack for the day
Travel organized by QUARTZ association's
Association de Tourisme QUARTZ Affiliée à l’Apriam
Une organisation du Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
344 chemin de l’oratoire 74290 Alex
Immatriculation Atout France
IM 073.10.0023
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