Czas  3 godzin 58 minut

Współrzędne 14338

Uploaded 10 września 2019

Recorded października 2018

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768 m
274 m
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1,6
3,1
6,28 km

Obejrzane 305 razy, pobrane 8 razy

w pobliżu Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)

The speed we did this route at was pretty average, so this time can be considered that. Depending on group size and speed, it could take from about 2 to 6 hours.

I have graded it as moderate, however this is based on having an understanding of ropes. With this, it is only moderate as every drop has fixed bolts and rigging, and half the drops are a simple scramble. all the other drops could, with some detour, all be skipped, and the canyon is generally not committed. I have not graded it as easy as there is a complete lack of water at any point, and there is a bit of basic scrambling through the boulders at points.

There are two possible start points for this route, on the hairpins on the Jebel Jais road at the top. The top hairpin is the closest and requires least ascent, but access is now only permitted for locals. The hairpin 1 lower down doesn't appear restricted in any way, but has a noticeable extra uphill walk.

There is an extremely short walk-out after the last drop straight to the road, with easy parking. I would suggest doing this with two cars, to avoid the super long walk back up.

There are 6 drops:

1. 7m Drop with rope - Scrambled down this. Super easy.
2. 12m Drop without rope - Split into steps in the rock, and actually sits at a steep angle but not vertical. Easy Scramble
3. 20m Drop - Really clean, with a nice drop in.
4. 40m Drop - Just after drop 3, almost a double drop. Really clean again with a nice drop in. Some of the bolts incorrectly fitted but secure. Spread you bets.
5. 12m Drop - Can be scrambled down through the cave, but is tricky. Can rig up a abseil also without much hassle.
6. 45m Drop - The big one to finish on. A scramble to the rigging, with an assist rope at one point, which is very easy. After this the top of the drop is a very clearly defined edge, with a good, well anchored bolt and chain to drop off.

The abseiling is generally easy, with minimal footwork requirements. There are a few small overhangs on the middle pair of drops, which are enjoyable, but this is a great day out if one of the team can do the rope work and the rest are novice.

I would recommend a helmet due to the looseness of rocks here, as is standard in the region.
Waypoint

01 - Start Point

01 - Start Point
Waypoint

02 - Leave Road

02 - Leave Road
Waypoint

03 - Path

03 - Path
Waypoint

04 - Village

04 - Village
Waypoint

05 - Top of Canyon

05 - Top of Canyon
Waypoint

06 - Bend

Ryzyko

07 - 7m Drop - With Rope

07 - 7m Drop - With Rope
Ryzyko

08 - 12m Drop - Scramble

08 - 12m Drop - Scramble
Ryzyko

09 - 20m Drop

09 - 20m Drop
Ryzyko

10 - 40m Drop

10 - 40m Drop
Waypoint

11 - Bend

11 - Bend
Ryzyko

12 - 12m Drop - Scramble

12 - 12m Drop - Scramble
Ryzyko

13 - 45m Drop

13 - 45m Drop
Waypoint

14 - Exit Track

14 - Exit Track
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15 - End Point

15 - End Point

9 Opinie

  • Zdjęcie Path Finder

    Path Finder 2019-10-31

    thank you for sharing details, I've done this canyon a month ago, and it was my first adventure here in UAE.

  • Zdjęcie Path Finder

    Path Finder 2019-10-31

    I have followed this trail  View more

    for canyoneers, the trail is not difficult but you can't say it's easy.
    rope experience is needed.
    do not go in heat.
    3 liters of water needed, and depends on temperature

  • Zdjęcie Kozyriev Oleksandr

    Kozyriev Oleksandr 2019-12-05

    Hi Ben, sorry for my silly question. What length of the rope you had with you, does it have to be min 90m given the high of the longest drop of 45m? As I understand you brought your own rope right? In this case I don't understand what are those orange ropes on your pics. Are they just permanently fixed there?. Thank you.

  • Zdjęcie Ben Robbins

    Ben Robbins 2019-12-08

    I think it was 2x60m. Not because I needed that much, but because that's what I had. So the rope set up had two ropes connected for the bigger drops. 2x45 would work. or 90m. You could do a 45m + 45 cord also. Everything except the purple is just fixed rigging. Not required other than for clipping into while you move around the area.

  • Zdjęcie Kozyriev Oleksandr

    Kozyriev Oleksandr 2019-12-13

    Thank you for information. Do you, by any chance, know or think there's a place in Emirates where it's possible to rent climbing gear including ropes?

  • Zdjęcie Ben Robbins

    Ben Robbins 2019-12-13

    I don't. Renting climbing gear I don't think I've ever heard of, as tracking the record of it's use becomes pretty much impossible.

  • Zdjęcie Kozyriev Oleksandr

    Kozyriev Oleksandr 2019-12-14

    Yeah you're right. Thank you.

  • Zdjęcie Kozyriev Oleksandr

    Kozyriev Oleksandr 2020-02-24

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Hi Ben,
    Thanks for your suggestions.
    I finally did this canyon, with only exception that we parked at the bottom of canyon itself and scrambled our way up along the ridge to the start of the canyon.
    Was nice experience, especially on the first 40m drop overhang.

  • Zdjęcie Ben Robbins

    Ben Robbins 2020-02-24

    Great to hear. Good idea walking first, and finishing conveniently just yards from the road

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