The Pillar of Wisdom*** TD-
["The Infinate Desert" View from the top of The Pillar of Wisdom, 2 kb]A superb route on good rock giving open and continuously enjoyable climbing and saving the crux for the very last moves.
W Colonna, A. Howard, D Taylor 03/Oct/1986

Photo: "The Infinate Desert" View from the top of The Pillar of Wisdom © HIGHTOWER
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Amazing Alpine Rock Climb (and PDL tick!) in he desert. Great line and fun last pitch.
Oliver Sherman - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/13 with Hugh Thomas
PAJames - Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/13

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Mike K

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Anna

Hidden - 18/Feb/13

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - Nov/12 with Victor, andy hall, max

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/11

Really nice :) Last climb of trip, ended up off route at the end trying a 'direct finish' 20ft above a dubious peg! I backed off and Dan found the much easier proper finish. Was imprisoned by Hammand for the night, almost found the way but it was not to be till the morning!
sebrider - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Dan Walker

Classic, long route which we underestimated slightly by not taking headtorches! Mostly HVS climbing with a lovely bold E1/2 5c pitch at the top (only one 5c move). Somehow made it down Hammad's Route just before it got dark....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Sam

sgl - AltLd - 08/Apr/10 with chad

Amazing! Managed not to become 'Prisoners of Wisdom'
HeatherF - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Roger Buser

The first part soloing was a disagreeable exercise. Beautifull route! The final crux I found really hard. We continued to the summit of Jebel Rum and then down on Hammad's route.
michaelja - AltLd - Jan/09

haydng - 2009

Niekolaas - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Michael

Fantistic climb but got benighted on the way back down!
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Aidan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/02

Nigel Coe - 2001 with Amnon

Climbed with Bill Dean from Alaska
richparry - AltLd - Mar/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/99

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1998 with Martin Crocker

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ronan O Keeffe, JonmapDL, Kirsty810202, iwebster59017, Lawrie Brand

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