A classic! A superb line of sustained layback flakes up the left hand side of the finger, the last one being poorly protected (no.4 Friends high up) Approx 200m E1 5b.

W Colonna, A Howard 10/Oct/1986

Ticklists: Wadi Rum.

Dan Arkle 14/Mar -
Inhambane 09/Mar Lead dog

Tough only 1st pitch but felt like an achievement

Luis SD 14/Feb AltLd O/S
FelixL 20/Jan AltLd

P1, P3. Great climbing, did the direct variation on P3 (6b on 2 pegs + thread) makes every pitches class!

Greg Cunningham 24/Nov/18 AltLd

Nice route in great position. Maybe HVS/E1 except for last off-width pitch which is probably 5.7/8 (maybe E2 for brits) assuming you have a Cam 5.

with Donie
Stuart Johnston 07/Nov/18 Lead

Superb route. Approach a little tortuous. From memory, head across the desert from rum towards the camel camp. stay on the right of the barbed wire fence and look out for dogs (thankfully tied up). Scramble up heading more of less East following cairns and an indistinct path. A cliff band of about 10m high bars the way, but there is a small hidden chimney that allows access to a large terrace above. Cross the terrace following cairns and following the description in Tony Howard's book. Shortly you arrive at some sandstone slabs / domes about 50m high. At the base an arrow is scored in the rock. Climb the slabby domes, but start about 10m to the left of the arrow. you need to trend right at the top of the domes and make an easy, but exposed traverse across the top of them. The rest of the route finding is easyish, if following Howard's description. The climb itself is an absolute cracker. The last proper pitch requires a No.5 cam. Without this you would need to solo about 10m of grade 5/6a. A no. 4 is too small, but works after about 10m, but could easily pull through. take 2 no.5 if not feeling solid at this grade.

with Lara Kesterton
Archibald ?/Oct/18 AltLd O/S

Very nice route, maybe HVS for the last pitch. photos on https://verticalpirate-escalade.com/topos-escalade/jordanie-wadi-rum/the-beauty/

QuentinSu 20/Apr/18 AltLd O/S
Patrick Hill 28/Mar/18 AltLd O/S
with Theo E, oliver.ghill91
oliver.ghill91 28/Mar/18 AltLd
Ben.o.neill 28/Mar/18 Lead O/S

Climbed Alan and his Perverse Frog but couldn't leave without doing the first pitch of Beauty. Just looked so good!

Jim Slater 10/Mar/18 AltLd O/S
with James McMunn
Chris Hindley 06/Mar/18 AltLd

Superb. However, take big cams if you want to be happy on P5

Graeme Hammond 06/Mar/18 AltLd O/S

Bold last pitch! should have brought a larger cam!! 1 x Friend 5 wasn't big enough to protect properly more like a solo. Did the direct on P4 which felt thin and quite a contrast to all the lay-backing. Led odd pitches. P1 incredible what I came to Rum for and it didn't disappoint but every pitch was brilliant!

with Chris Hindley
astrange ?/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

Super route that lived up to it's name. Stellar climbing in layback cracks and formations.

jondo ??/2018 -
masa-alpin 16/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

I lead P1 and offwidth P3, and Neil did P2. The offwidth was a fun, though I wish I would have had a Friend No.6. Abseiled after the crux pitch.

Neil Adams 16/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Lovely climbing apart from the brutal offwidth on p5 - I'm glad it was Masa's lead!

jasewilson ?/Apr/17 -
Hidden 09/Nov/14 AltLd
Docent 25/Feb/14 Lead β

TR on last pitch, than to the top of mountain

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PAJames ?/Nov/13 -


Hidden ?/Nov/13 AltLd
OliBee ?/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Stuart Blackler
Sophie Nunn 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Mike K
haydng 08/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Dave
Hidden 27/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 21/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
sophiecb 05/Apr/12 2nd
with Dr Toph
Dr Toph 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Lovely cracks! Especially the top one ;)

Xanders ?/Feb/12 -

1st pitch only. to be continued!

1202alarm ?/Nov/11 Lead
apollo18 ?/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Just the first pitch. Awesome looking crack and fortunately easier than it looks!

duncan 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with tobyfk
sebrider 07/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

First route in Wadi Rum, very nice introduction to the area including the walk in! Direct bit on pitch 4 very nice about Fr 6b ish I thought. Whimped out on last pitch, looked like a solo with the gear we had!

with Dan Walker
sgl 10/Apr/10 AltLd
with chad, emily
Chad123 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Nice direct pitch (Fr 6c?) on pitch 4 misses out the sandy chimney. Excellent crack climbing at about E1 5b with a wide top pitch (Cams up to 5 + 6 were useful...)

with sgl, Emily
HIGHTOWER 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Went right to the summit. Well worth it. I wimped out of the top 5+ pitch though.

with Ben Thynne
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd
HeatherF 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Great route, Lead the 6a pitch and the top grovelly chimmney bit

with Ed
JoelO ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Matti
daveaubrey ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 14/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
RMG ??/2009 AltLd
with haydng
haydng ??/2009 AltLd O/S

I would agree with Chad123. Climbed the direct 4th pitch (6b+?) and a BD #5 cam useful to top pitch!

with Dave, RMG
Niekolaas 30/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Must do!!

michaelja ?/Dec/08 AltLd

with Niek

HannahFrancis 25/Apr/08 2nd
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mickersd ?/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
Jake Shaw ?/Oct/06 -
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Hidden ?/Nov/02 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/99 AltLd O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1998 AltLd
with Martin Crocker
Martin Bennett 10/Apr/96 -
with Andy Dunhill
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