/ Wadi Rum and +35C - can you climb?
Look for routes in the shade (there are plenty) and start out early. Or do easier routes than you would otherwise.
Have a good time, it's a fantastic place.
Stick to the north faces as its unbearably hot anywhere else and it'll sap the energy out of you. Avoid Jebel Rum south face which looms over the guesthouse and its a massive suntrap and is fairly gnarly.
These are good hot weather routes.
What Solaris said.
By picking venues out of direct sun and starting early or late to maximise shade, it was certainly possible to climb routes during the summer along the UAE / Oman border during the summer months with daytime highs well over 40C -- although being 'residents' at the time meant we were pretty well acclimatised / certifiable by that stage.
Thanks for the info! In June I was climbing in Arco at +35C and it was beyond what I would call comfortable. I quess it's full on desert conditions...
I never said 35c+ was comfortable -- you've just got to be daft enough.
PS I'd always freeze a 1.5 litre water bottle of isotonic the night before, carry in and insulated bottle carrier and sip from it whilst on the route as it starts to defrost. My mate and I could generally get up and down a 3 pitch route on a bottle each.
We'd set off up the hill with 3 bottles -- consume one on the way to the foot of the climb, and leave one in the sacks for when we got down. Dehydration in those sorts of temperatures is not to be recommended.
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