|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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