Climbs 5
Rocktype Volcanic tuff
Altitude 5610m a.s.l
Faces all

Night photo of the Mosque camp on Mount Damavand, Iran. -20 degrees Celsius. Moonlit night, 30 second exposure. © ScottMackenzie

Crag features

Mount Damavand is a potentially active stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran as well as the highest volcano in Asia. Due to its high altitude and beautiful conical shape, it has attracted many climbers.

There are at least 16 known routes to the summit, with varying levels of difficulty. Some of them are very dangerous and require a good level of rock climbing ability.

Approach notes

The best major settlement for mountain climbers is the new Iranian Mountain Federation Camp in the village of Polour, located on the south of the mountain.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Southern Route F 7
2 Ciouleh Icefall *
WI-3+ 1
Climb name Grade
3 North East Route PD-  
4 The North Face
Climb name Grade
5 Western Route
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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