Nearside/Junction Walls

Climbs 54 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 464m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
There are four climbing areas with in this amazing section of the Wadi Shaha. Other then Roadside crag this area is the most convenient trad area in the UAE; directly off of the road. All of the climbs are between 15 and 50m.

Nearside and Junction are on the right side of the road mostly west facing. Nearside is the first set of route on the right side and Junction is a short walk further up the road where the road meets the Wadi on the right. There are 50+ route here that are very well cleaned and protected. With several anchor placements on the cliff to descend from.

Farside is on the left side of the road directly across the street from Nearside. This are has 4 well cleaned and protected trad routes, one trad route that is still open for a FA. There is one 30m sport route; Angle's Way 6a+ that is highly recommended and one 30m mixed sport/trad route; Devil's Slide 6b that is also very nice.

The fourth area is underdevelopment.

Shade depends on the time of day and season. No matter what time of day you will find shade in one of the areas. There is usually a nice mountain breeze flowing through the wadi.

See: http://www.redarmadapublishing.com/nearside_1.pdf

Access notes
See: http://www.redarmadapublishing.com/nearside_1.pdf

Guidebooks
UAE Rock Climbing (2009), United Arab Emirates - A Climbers Guide

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 NEARSIDE 
2Little Pee DeeHVS
3Tim's TippleE1 **
4Wild GoatHVS
5SunshadeVS
6Pete's CornerHVS 5a **
7Feathered freindsHVS 5a **
8Tradistan IncursionE4 **
9Spring CleanHVS **
10Ooh Aah CantonaE1 ***
11Pimms in the PoolHVS ***
12CandymanVS *
13Cocaine BluesE2 ***
14Happy WandererVS *
15Irish Tea PartyVS
16Neighbour of the BeastVS
17ProjectM
 JUNCTION 
19Armbar LaneE3 **
20Rolling StockVS *
21ClaphamHVS
22Easter CrackHVS
23Boy RacerVS
24Overhung HangoverHVS
25Le DetourHVS
26French ConnectionHVS
27Rob's DilemmaHVS
28Pavement Cracks LeftS
29Pavement Cracks RightVS
30Barefoot LadyHVS *
31Chimney CrackVS *
32A Band of AngelsE2 **
33Swing LowVS *
34Sweet ChariotVS
35Surgical HandsE4 *
36Angel DustHVS *
37Juicy LucyHVS **
38Christmas CrackE2
39Mud BathVS
40High DiverE1
41Penny LaneE1 ***
42Spaghetti JunctionHVS *
43Chimney Crack 2HVS
44The SidingsVS
45Sidings DirectE3
46No SpeedingE1 **
47LeapfrogHVS **
48FireboxE1 *
49Great WesternHVS 5a ***
50HighwaymanHVS *
51Orient ExpressE1 ***
52The GroinE1 *
53Angel's Way *6a+ ***
54Devil' s Slide2 ***
55Devil's Slide *6b ***
56Unknown 6c+6c+ **
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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