A classic! A superb line of sustained layback flakes up the left hand side of the finger, the last one being poorly protected (no.4 Friends high up) Approx 200m E1 5b.

W Colonna, A Howard 10/Oct/1986

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Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 2 Apr AltLd O/S
with Alice Thompson, Anna G
with Alice Thompson, Anna G
Alice Thompson 2 Apr AltLd
with Anna
with Anna
Hidden 2 Apr AltLd O/S
Dan Arkle 14 Mar -
Inhambane 9 Mar Lead dog Tough only 1st pitch but felt like an achievement
Tough only 1st pitch but felt like an achievement
Luis SD 14 Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Jan AltLd
Greg Cunningham 24 Nov, 2018 AltLd Nice route in great position. Maybe HVS/E1 except for last off-width pitch which is probably 5.7/8 (maybe E2 for brits) assuming you have a Cam 5.
with Donie
Nice route in great position. Maybe HVS/E1 except for last off-width pitch which is probably 5.7/8 (maybe E2 for brits) assuming you have a Cam 5.
with Donie
Stuart Johnston 7 Nov, 2018 Lead Superb route. Approach a little tortuous. From memory, head across the desert from rum towards the camel camp. stay on the right of the barbed wire fence and look out for dogs (thankfully tied up). Scramble up heading more of less East following cairns and an indistinct path. A cliff band of about 10m high bars the way, but there is a small hidden chimney that allows access to a large terrace above. Cross the terrace following cairns and following the description in Tony Howard's book. Shortly you arrive at some sandstone slabs / domes about 50m high. At the base an arrow is scored in the rock. Climb the slabby domes, but start about 10m to the left of the arrow. you need to trend right at the top of the domes and make an easy, but exposed traverse across the top of them. The rest of the route finding is easyish, if following Howard's description. The climb itself is an absolute cracker. The last proper pitch requires a No.5 cam. Without this you would need to solo about 10m of grade 5/6a. A no. 4 is too small, but works after about 10m, but could easily pull through. take 2 no.5 if not feeling solid at this grade.
with Lara Kesterton
Superb route. Approach a little tortuous. From memory, head across the desert from rum towards the camel camp. stay on the right of the barbed wire fence and look out for dogs (thankfully tied up). Scramble up heading more of less East following cairns and an indistinct path. A cliff band of about 10m high bars the way, but there is a small hidden chimney that allows access to a large terrace above. Cross the terrace following cairns and following the description in Tony Howard's book. Shortly you arrive at some sandstone slabs / domes about 50m high. At the base an arrow is scored in the rock. Climb the slabby domes, but start about 10m to the left of the arrow. you need to trend right at the top of the domes and make an easy, but exposed traverse across the top of them. The rest of the route finding is easyish, if following Howard's description. The climb itself is an absolute cracker. The last proper pitch requires a No.5 cam. Without this you would need to solo about 10m of grade 5/6a. A no. 4 is too small, but works after about 10m, but could easily pull through. take 2 no.5 if not feeling solid at this grade.
with Lara Kesterton
Archibald ?Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S Very nice route, maybe HVS for the last pitch. photos on https://verticalpirate-escalade.com/topos-escalade/jordanie-wadi-rum/the-beauty/
Very nice route, maybe HVS for the last pitch. photos on https://verticalpirate-escalade.com/topos-escalade/jordanie-wadi-rum/the-beauty/
QuentinSu 20 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Patrick Hill 28 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Theo E, oliver.ghill91
with Theo E, oliver.ghill91
oliver.ghill91 28 Mar, 2018 AltLd
Ben.o.neill 28 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Climbed Alan and his Perverse Frog but couldn't leave without doing the first pitch of Beauty. Just looked so good!
Climbed Alan and his Perverse Frog but couldn't leave without doing the first pitch of Beauty. Just looked so good!
Jim Slater 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with James McMunn
with James McMunn
Chris Hindley 6 Mar, 2018 AltLd Superb. However, take big cams if you want to be happy on P5
Superb. However, take big cams if you want to be happy on P5
Graeme Hammond 6 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S Bold last pitch! should have brought a larger cam!! 1 x Friend 5 wasn't big enough to protect properly more like a solo. Did the direct on P4 which felt thin and quite a contrast to all the lay-backing. Led odd pitches. P1 incredible what I came to Rum for and it didn't disappoint but every pitch was brilliant!
with Chris Hindley
Bold last pitch! should have brought a larger cam!! 1 x Friend 5 wasn't big enough to protect properly more like a solo. Did the direct on P4 which felt thin and quite a contrast to all the lay-backing. Led odd pitches. P1 incredible what I came to Rum for and it didn't disappoint but every pitch was brilliant!
with Chris Hindley
astrange ?Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Super route that lived up to it's name. Stellar climbing in layback cracks and formations.
Super route that lived up to it's name. Stellar climbing in layback cracks and formations.
jondo ??, 2018 -
masa-alpin 16 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S I lead P1 and offwidth P3, and Neil did P2. The offwidth was a fun, though I wish I would have had a Friend No.6. Abseiled after the crux pitch.
I lead P1 and offwidth P3, and Neil did P2. The offwidth was a fun, though I wish I would have had a Friend No.6. Abseiled after the crux pitch.
Neil Adams 16 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S Lovely climbing apart from the brutal offwidth on p5 - I'm glad it was Masa's lead!
Lovely climbing apart from the brutal offwidth on p5 - I'm glad it was Masa's lead!
jasewilson ?Apr, 2017 -
Hidden 9 Nov, 2014 AltLd
Docent 25 Feb, 2014 Lead β TR on last pitch, than to the top of mountain
with czubek
TR on last pitch, than to the top of mountain
with czubek
PAJames ?Nov, 2013 - http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/november-2013-wadi-rum-jordan-rock.html
http://pjmountains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/november-2013-wadi-rum-jordan-rock.html
Hidden ?Nov, 2013 AltLd
OliBee ?Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
with Stuart Blackler
with Stuart Blackler
Sophie Nunn 12 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Mike K
with Mike K
haydng 8 Apr, 2013 AltLd rpt
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 27 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 21 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S
sophiecb 5 Apr, 2012 2nd
with Dr Toph
with Dr Toph
Dr Toph 5 Apr, 2012 Lead O/S Lovely cracks! Especially the top one ;)
Lovely cracks! Especially the top one ;)
Xanders ?Feb, 2012 - 1st pitch only. to be continued!
1st pitch only. to be continued!
1202alarm ?Nov, 2011 Lead
apollo18 ?Nov, 2011 2nd O/S Just the first pitch. Awesome looking crack and fortunately easier than it looks!
Just the first pitch. Awesome looking crack and fortunately easier than it looks!
duncan 13 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S
with tobyfk
with tobyfk
sebrider 7 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S First route in Wadi Rum, very nice introduction to the area including the walk in! Direct bit on pitch 4 very nice about Fr 6b ish I thought. Whimped out on last pitch, looked like a solo with the gear we had!
with Dan Walker
First route in Wadi Rum, very nice introduction to the area including the walk in! Direct bit on pitch 4 very nice about Fr 6b ish I thought. Whimped out on last pitch, looked like a solo with the gear we had!
with Dan Walker
sgl 10 Apr, 2010 AltLd
with chad, emily
with chad, emily
Chad123 10 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Nice direct pitch (Fr 6c?) on pitch 4 misses out the sandy chimney. Excellent crack climbing at about E1 5b with a wide top pitch (Cams up to 5 + 6 were useful...)
with sgl, Emily
Nice direct pitch (Fr 6c?) on pitch 4 misses out the sandy chimney. Excellent crack climbing at about E1 5b with a wide top pitch (Cams up to 5 + 6 were useful...)
with sgl, Emily
HIGHTOWER 7 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S Went right to the summit. Well worth it. I wimped out of the top 5+ pitch though.
with Ben Thynne
Went right to the summit. Well worth it. I wimped out of the top 5+ pitch though.
with Ben Thynne
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 AltLd
HeatherF 8 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S Great route, Lead the 6a pitch and the top grovelly chimmney bit
with Ed
Great route, Lead the 6a pitch and the top grovelly chimmney bit
with Ed
JoelO ?Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Matti
with Matti
Duncan Bell 1 Jan, 2010 AltLd
daveaubrey ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 14 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
RMG ??, 2009 AltLd
with haydng
with haydng
haydng ??, 2009 AltLd O/S I would agree with Chad123. Climbed the direct 4th pitch (6b+?) and a BD #5 cam useful to top pitch!
with Dave, RMG
I would agree with Chad123. Climbed the direct 4th pitch (6b+?) and a BD #5 cam useful to top pitch!
with Dave, RMG
Niekolaas 30 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S Must do!!
Must do!!
michaelja ?Dec, 2008 AltLd with Niek
with Niek
HannahFrancis 25 Apr, 2008 2nd
with Danny Mickers
with Danny Mickers
mickersd ?Apr, 2008 AltLd O/S
Jake Shaw ?Oct, 2006 -
with Zippy
with Zippy
Hidden ?Nov, 2002 2nd
Hidden ?Dec, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 1999 AltLd O/S
Nigel Coe ??, 1998 AltLd
with Martin Crocker
with Martin Crocker
Martin Bennett 10 Apr, 1996 -
with Andy Dunhill
with Andy Dunhill
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