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VIDEO: Bouldering in Dahab, Egypt

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 UKC News 05 Aug 2020
Dahab Bouldering

A Dahab Bouldering Film follows Matt Cousins as he climbs some incredible lines on giant granite boulders in a very unique location. From area classics to previously unclimbed lines, the film takes the viewer on a climbing tour of the vast array of boulders that the Wadi Gnai valley in Egypt has to offer.



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 Fruit 06 Aug 2020
In reply to UKC News:

A beautiful area, was there 25+ years ago, another part of the world where money politics and religion have got in the way of people mixing in a safe friendly way.

In reply to Fruit:

South Sinai? I'd say it's still safe. North Sinai - mostly no-go. But I've been taking groups of scholars, trekkers, and meditators into the south Sinai mountains and desert for the past few years perfectly safely. It's a fantastic area well worth visiting, and I would say safer than Cairo, probably safer than Rocklands, and maybe even safer than Wadi Rum.

 steve taylor 06 Aug 2020
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Nice video demonstrating what's still to be found outside of the bouldering hotspots.

Would be better (IMO) if the grades were shown as the problem is being climbed, rather than having to wait until the list of climbs at the end.

 Fruit 06 Aug 2020
In reply to joshtee25:

Where did you enter, I came in via Eilat. That was an experience.

In reply to Fruit:

I got a ferry from Jordan - it turns out that this isn't the tourist route! 

Dahab was lovely, although I was there for free diving rather than climbing. It'll be a lot more convenient when direct flights to Sharm el Sheikh resume. 

 Fruit 06 Aug 2020
In reply to Dan Arkle:

I was on a diving trip too, but couldn’t miss out on a little bit of rock while bivied in the hills. 
I believe Dahab has changed!!!!!!

In reply to Fruit:

Flew in to SSH via Cairo. It's a short transfer, so a bit of a rush to pick up the visa, but otherwise fairly straightforward. It's then about a 2.5hr drive to Dahab on good roads. 


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