/ Wanted: UAE Rock Climbing guidebook quest
I’m heading out to climb in the UAE/Oman while visiting a friend in the region at the start of Feb.
Does anyone have a copy they’d be willing to lend/sell/relinquish of the now out of print guidebook originally published by Red Armada Publishing http://foordkelcey.net/uaeclimbing/ perchance?
Thanks in advance
I was there recently visiting my bro, he's got a copy but I gather that the book is fairly dated now and didn't see anyone using it at the crags. I think people just circulate pdfs on a whatapp group but wasn't there long enough to become part of it! Stardust seems like the "in" crag at the moment with some excellent big sport routes that are all very new, as in bolted last year I gather. Stardust If you go to that crag any weekend you'll most likely meet people and will get the info. The DWS trips in Oman are also very good fun
Many thanks Matadoors. Looks like we'll head up to Stardust.
Never managed to get a copy myself when I was there but had more than enough to go at from the PDFs online and using the UKC find crag map. Here's a link to a google drive folder, I've just stuck all the ones I managed to clump together in there for you:
Stardust is great but I'd also recommend Greyskull Gorge which is just down the road from there. Roadside is also a nice crag and good if you're keen for some trad over sport. I did send in a destination guide for the UAE to UKC, but it seems it never got published...
I've got a copy. Have PM'd you.
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