Współrzędne 1041

Uploaded 15 stycznia 2016

Recorded stycznia 2016

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662 m
344 m
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2,3
4,6
9,2 km

Obejrzane 417 razy, pobrane 18 razy

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

Enjoyable hike that links two wadis via a ridge and involves some boulder hopping with two or three short sections that require some basic rock climbing skills. 4wd/SUV recommended as the approach to the start is via a track and short wadi section. After exiting the wadi section on the approach go past the farm and pull off the track to the left before descending into the next wadi. There is an alternative start / car parking spot a little further on from the posted start point going anticlockwise at 'NEP Parking 2' but this will definitely need a 4wd!
I recommend taking a clockwise route unless you are happy down climbing the two or three tricky sections. If taking the clockwise option there will be a boulder strewn wadi to the right at waypoint NEP1. The scrambling section is not far up this wadi after a bit of boulder hopping. A little further on from here you will need to exit the wadi to the right (around waypoints NEP3 / NEP4). This will involve a little more scrambling, ascent up to a col (NEP5) and descent down to the next wadi (NEP 6). From here it is just a question of following the wadi down, past some very unusual rock types and dry waterfalls. There is an option to exit the wadi just before NEP 7 and follow a track for about 600m or so before returning to the wadi. After the B044 border marker at NEP 8 continue in the wadi until an exit ramp to your right. From here it is a 15 minute walk back to your start point.
parking

NEP Parking 2

28-NOV-15 9:30:52
parking

NEP Start

Parking space for Smith's Retr
Waypoint

NEP1

29-DEC-12 14:25:41
Waypoint

NEP2 Crux

29-DEC-12 14:18:21
Waypoint

NEP3

29-DEC-12 14:07:47
Waypoint

NEP4

29-DEC-12 13:55:00
panorama

NEP5

29-DEC-12 13:24:34
Waypoint

NEP6

29-DEC-12 13:09:50
Waypoint

NEP7

29-DEC-12 12:26:58
Waypoint

NEP8 B044

04-APR-10 8:10:14
panorama

NEP9 Pass

25-DEC-09 15:18:33

4 Opinie

  • Zdjęcie David M-Smith

    David M-Smith 2016-01-20

    Hello there,

    I'll probably do this hike in April. But I have 2 questions:

    1. How close to the beginning can I get in a car (how far would I have to walk to your beginning point from parking my car)?

    2. Any water around?

    Thanks,
    David

  • Zdjęcie merlin81260

    merlin81260 2016-01-20

    Hi David, thanks for your query. I guess the answer to the first question depends on what type of vehicle you have - if a 4wd / SUV you will have no problem as the hike starts from where you park (either the prime start point or alternative). You may be able to get to the prime start point in a 2wd saloon but be prepared to take a few knocks on the underside, a 4wd is preferable.
    Regarding water there are a few dry waterfalls on the second part (if going clockwise from start point) which have small pools that fill with water after rains but I would not count on these by any means. I recommend carrying sufficient water to complete the circuit.
    If attempting this in April I recommend starting as early as possible, certainly no later than 08.00. The first part (if going clockwise from the start point) follows a wadi that is largely in shade during early morning but once on the ridge climb mid-section and return section there is very little cover. Happy hiking!

  • Zdjęcie David M-Smith

    David M-Smith 2016-01-20

    I'll be in a crappy old 2wd saloon, but it's seen a few scrapes and lost a few underparts over the years. I don't mind a longish (3-5 KM) walk along a flat gravel wadi bed anyway. Not having a 4WD, I've had to walk a few KMs numerous times in the past before the hike began. Thanks for the info.

  • Zdjęcie merlin81260

    merlin81260 2016-01-20

    If you take it easy you should be able to get pretty close to the start. Drive down Sharjah Airport Road, through Al Dhaid towards Masafi, at Masafi head towards Fujairah, ~5 km after Wadi Dafta do a u turn and head back towards Wadi Dafta. Within 1 or 2km there will be a small sign for 'Murair al Shabiya', take this and follow the track (it dips down to the right initially) for about 3 or 4km. The track then descends into a wadi for maybe 500m before a ramp takes you up to a small farm. The parking spot is ~100m past the farm on the left. Good luck!

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