The Thamudic Route*** HD 3
1754m. A more direct but almost parallel route to Sheikh Hamdan's Route and, like that route, is a Bedouin hunting classic. Either route, combined with a descent of Hammad's Route, gives a superb W - E traverse of Jebel Rum. This is also one of the oldest known rock climbs in the world, with 2000 year old Thamudic inscriptions high on the route. A couple of pitches are worth roping up for if you are not confident soloing at the standard above big drops. Allow a full day for the 3km traverse assuming you don't get lost! Otherwise take gear for a summit bivvy and enjoy. In the Wadi Rum Climbs guide as R90a, Western Safari; in the Jordan guide as R124, Thamudic Route.
First recorded ascent, Bedouin guide Atieq Auda with J McIntosh & J Shand Nov/1994
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AdamH - 30/Nov/13

Guided by Mohammed Hammad. Descended Hammad's route.
ChrisBrooke - Solo - 12/Apr/13 with Keeley Scholes

In descent on an E-W traverse of Jebel Rum. Easy route finding.
haydng - Solo rpt - 09/Apr/13 with Dave

Traverse of the mountain, bivvied on the summit plateau. Wet bivy, as unprepared for rain in the desert, but amazing couple of days anyway.
Elsier - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/12 with Carol, Amy, Ian

Took this route to reach the summit of Jebel Rum from the west. Followed this by Hammad's route after (a wet) overnight bivvy in the desert. Interesting route first up a canyon, then traversing a ledge high above it followed by smooth slabs to summit domes.
Carol Goodall - Solo - 12/Nov/12 with Ian Bentley, Amy Illingworth, Elsie

Rupey - 22/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/09

haydng - 2009

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