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Ross eyes the nasty pockets on "Gripper" (7a)

Ross eyes the nasty pockets on "Gripper" (7a)

Only 12m but every move is difficult, and some darn inobvious to boot. If the moves don't get you, the pump will!


You are belaying, Soren? And the rock is where?

You are belaying, Soren? And the rock is where?


Vincent is not in this for the climbing, is he....?

Vincent is not in this for the climbing, is he....?

Vulture Rock in the lower canyon of Wadi Daykah has the most spectacular sport wall in Oman - but it is in the sun so Jan/Feb is the only time of year, and best in the late pm.


lunch at Wadi Daykah

lunch at Wadi Daykah


"Flying Frog" (7a), Soren, Wadi Daykah

"Flying Frog" (7a), Soren, Wadi Daykah


Bill is not counting his chickens on "Flying Frog" (7a), Wadi Daykah

Bill is not counting his chickens on "Flying Frog" (7a), Wadi Daykah

a 4m horizontal roof


"Encens Interdit" engl.: Prohibited Incense (6c), Bill, Wadi bani Auf

"Encens Interdit" engl.: Prohibited Incense (6c), Bill, Wadi bani Auf


Soren at Hadash

Soren at Hadash


"Smokey" (6a+), Ross, Hadash

"Smokey" (6a+), Ross, Hadash

You want a chimney? We have it!
Bandanas are optional.


Kim on "Aloha" (5c), the perfect intro to Hadash

Kim on "Aloha" (5c), the perfect intro to Hadash

Hadash, Oman


Kim on "Al Kirobi" (6a), Wadi Daykah

Kim on "Al Kirobi" (6a), Wadi Daykah

The name sounds arabic but KIROBI just stands for KIm ROss and BIll...gotcha


Omani town of Al Hamra and Jabal Shams (elev.3000m)

Omani town of Al Hamra and Jabal Shams (elev.3000m)

This is on the southern, gently sloping side of the Hajar mountains. The north side is much steeper and more impressive.


Bill looks a bit wobbly on "Insecurus Irritating" (6b)

Bill looks a bit wobbly on "Insecurus Irritating" (6b)

a slippery route, with a dumb anchor placement