Trad climbing course in the Wadi Rum
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Jordan's Wadi Rum region offers exceptional climbing in a grandiose desert environment, with its impressive red sandstone walls floating above the desert. Here, climbing routes become real adventures, at an affordable level. Many routes are in the 5c/6a level. The climbing is traditional, as it requires the use of specific equipment (friends, cams, etc.) for a safe evolution.
Cracks, tafoni walls, sandstone scales, chimneys... climbing here is varied and fun. In addition to the climbing routes, it is possible to climb the peaks of Wadi Rum via numerous Bedouin routes. These unique routes are a mix of walking, climbing and abseiling. They were the historic routes used by local ibex hunters.
During our stay, we'll alternate between climbing, walking and taking a day's break to discover the famous and incredible site of Petra.
If this type of climbing appeals to you, I also offer traditional climbing courses in Annot in the Southern Alps.
D1: Travel from France to Jordan.
Travel and transport to Wadi Rum from Aqaba. We stop in Aqaba for a tasting session before heading out into the desert.
Settling in at the Ali Hammad camp, we explore the area and the many possibilities offered by this sandstone landscape.
D2: Gentle start of climbing.
First multi pitch routes climbing near the village ("Inferno" and "Troubadour", "Flight of Fancy", "GoldFinger" and "Live and let die") to familiarize ourselves with the rock and the atmosphere of this magical place!
D3: Sandstone, sandstone, sandstone!
Head for Karazeh Canyon for a beautiful adventure in the meandering siqs and jebels before reaching "The beauty" (200 meters, very difficult +), an exceptional route with superb dülfers.
D4: Bedouin route.
Early start to enjoy the sound of the muezzin in the first pitches. Today we climb the "Pillar of Wisdom" (350m, very difficult -). Descent via the enchanting Hammad's route.
D5: Well-deserved rest!
A day's break to visit Petra, walk in the desert or swim in the Red Sea, as you wish.
Overnight in tents in the desert at Barrah Canyon (1-hour jeep transfer).
D6: Barrah Canyon.
Desert climbing in the "Merlin's Wand" route, then return to the village in the evening.
D7: More sandstone!
Last day of climbing, with an early transfer across the desert to the foot of Jebel Burdah, where we climb "Orange Sunshine" (300m, difficult +).
Descent via a Bedouin route and passage over the Burdha Arch.
D8: Return to France.
This is a suggested program, which can of course be adapted to suit individual requirements.
The price includes
- Supervision by climbing instructor.
- Loan of all technical equipment.
The price does not include
- Round-trip to Jordan.
- Transfers from the airport to Wadi Rum.
- Entrance fees in Wadi Rum.
- Jeep transport to the start of the climbing routes.
- Food and beverages.
- All drinks.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
- Bedouin accommodation.