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1754m. A more direct but almost parallel route to Sheikh Hamdan's Route and, like that route, is a Bedouin hunting classic. Either route, combined with a descent of Hammad's Route, gives a superb W - E traverse of Jebel Rum. This is also one of the oldest known rock climbs in the world, with 2000 year old Thamudic inscriptions high on the route. A couple of pitches are worth roping up for if you are not confident soloing at the standard above big drops. Allow a full day for the 3km traverse assuming you don't get lost! Otherwise take gear for a summit bivvy and enjoy. In the Wadi Rum Climbs guide as R90a, Western Safari; in the Jordan guide as R124, Thamudic Route.

First recorded ascent, Bedouin guide Atieq Auda with J McIntosh & J Shand Nov/1994.

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ijsbeer 11 Jan Show βeta
βeta: We did the W-E traverse (down Hammand's route), here are some notes: - A French website (https://climbing7.com/2013/12/26/thamudic-route-au-jebel-rum/) provided us with a pretty good map for the ascend. - One 60 meter rope was sufficient when we did the route for all but one abseil. - The abseil which requires a longer rope, is one of the first you encounter when descending. Using a 60 meter rope means that you should downclimb ca. 15 meter on a slab (which was okay for us). - When abseiling the final (of the 3) abseils into the Great Siq, make sure you aim for the right side (when having the tree in your back. When having a single 60 m rope, you'll find a bolted & intermediate anchor halfway to use, as you need a 2x50 meter rope for this final abseil.
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βeta: We did the W-E traverse (down Hammand's route), here are some notes: - A French website (https://climbing7.com/2013/12/26/thamudic-route-au-jebel-rum/) provided us with a pretty good map for the ascend. - One 60 meter rope was sufficient when we did the route for all but one abseil. - The abseil which requires a longer rope, is one of the first you encounter when descending. Using a 60 meter rope means that you should downclimb ca. 15 meter on a slab (which was okay for us). - When abseiling the final (of the 3) abseils into the Great Siq, make sure you aim for the right side (when having the tree in your back. When having a single 60 m rope, you'll find a bolted & intermediate anchor halfway to use, as you need a 2x50 meter rope for this final abseil.

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