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1. Israel 881 routes in Region

Summary:
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Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.049873, 31.553528

1.1. North Israel 548 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.384018, 32.801885

1.1.1. Ramim Range 111 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.554072, 33.190682

1.1.2. Nezer Cave 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.544784, 33.172353

1.1.3. Dalton 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.510795, 33.006362

1.1.4. Achbara 37 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 35.498360, 32.928310

1.1.5. Keshet Cave 49 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.189328, 33.078092

Description:

Keshet Cave (rainbow in Hebrew) is located in Western Galilee close to the Lebanon border. Geologic processes over years caused the collapse of the ceiling of a large karst cave. So now, despite of the name, it’s more like an amphitheater with colorful stalactites and majestic domes linked by a hanging bridge over an abyss. Keshet Cave combines the several sectors outside the cave including the neighboring riverbed of Namer.

History:

Notwithstanding the high interest, the cave has been permitted for sport climbing only at the end of 2012. Since then, the site has been in rapid development, leaning on monetary donations by climbers from all over Israel. Already, routes have been opened there on an international scale of beauty, length, and difficulty. Although, by quantity of routes, the Keshet cave is still inferior to sites like Gita and Ein Prat, it is clear now that it will take a major place in the development of rock climbing in Israel.

1.1.6. Gita 152 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.239741, 32.964340

1.1.7. Yonim 47 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.217064, 32.923906

1.1.8. Kisra 32 routes in Field

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 35.297812, 32.973444

1.1.9. Mukhraka 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.092286, 32.688611

1.1.10. Nesher Quarry 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.034309, 32.760929

1.1.11. Beit Oren 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.016348, 32.727455

1.1.12. Zichron 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 34.967845, 32.554939

Unique Features And Strengths:

Zichron's crag is an byzantine quarry (1500 thousand years ago) with short and technic routs.

Description:

The crag is located near the small city of Zichron - Ya'akov. The crag involving boulder problams from V1 to V5 and short sport climbing routs up to 9 Meters. Build from limestone, the crag offering many climbing styles from small slippery crips to huge jug holds and required gentel feet work.

Access Issues:

The crag is located inside a pasture land with cattle around, please close the cattle fence after driving inside, thank you.

Approach:

More details with photomap coming soon! stay tuned.

1.2. Central Israel 281 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 35.147065, 31.974747

1.2.1. Tmarim Wadi 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 35.412345, 31.639855

1.2.2. Mikmash Wadi 0 routes in Crag

1.2.3. Ein Fara 111 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.299815, 31.834135

Unique Features And Strengths:

Located Between the Smaria Hills and above Judea Desert with delicated faces

Description:

Ein Prat, is the name of the spring which gushing forth benith the cliffs of Wadi - Quelt stream, a uniqe canyon which contains over 30 meters faces and build from unbelieveable solid limestone. This place is one of a kind because it's connecting between the Mediterranean weather and the desert's atmosphere. This is the largest crag in Israel containing more then 100 routs with many kind of style but the main attraction here is the delictaed feet work you need the adjust in order to climb up this great face. Some route start with first 4-6 meter overhanging holds and continuing to solid small crimps on 30 meters faces.

Access Issues:

Ein Prat is part of a National Park called Wadi - Quelt. You can climb from sunrise to sunset, but after the sun is going down you should leave the crag and let the wildlife take their place in the nature. (if you'll be quiet enough you'll notice a big gropus of Rock Hyrax, running Gazellas, raptors and hawks.)

Approach:

There are two ways to get to the crag:

  1. Park your car outside the main gate of the NP, take the marked trail down to the stream. (a beautiful walk of 15-25 minutes, depends if you going to the south or the north cliff). If you choose this option you can climb until sunset.

  2. Enter with your car to the NP, park on the parking lot down the valley,near the stream. and go climb (2 minutes walk to the northern cliff and 10 minutes walk to the southern cliff). If you choose this option you need to get out of the Park befor sunset. (at summer in 5:00 PM and in winter at 4:00 PM)

Where To Stay:

You are located 15 minutes from Jeruslam!, write "Jerusalem accommodation" in Google and you'll find hundreds of places)

Ethic:

More information soon to come! (with photos, explanations and many more)

1.2.4. Guy Ben Hinum 23 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 35.227449, 31.768641

1.2.5. Halilim Wadi 0 routes in Crag

1.2.6. Beit Arye 53 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.053254, 32.046272

1.2.7. Shilat 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.012039, 31.924760

1.2.8. Carmila 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 35.021008, 31.783752

1.2.9. Zanuah 44 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.029402, 31.712886

1.3. South Israel 52 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 34.874258, 30.865273

1.3.1. Nahal Tamar 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.300787, 30.979589

Access Issues:

Head south from the Arava junction (where road No.90 cross road No.25), just after you pass the gas station turn right to a dirt road, drive 100 meters then turn left and immiately turn right, then you will reach a spot when you can park the car. the place is on the face which is south to the wadi.

History:

More then 25 bolted routes, the place became a climbing crag after a bolting course under the Israel Climbing Club responsibility (March 2013): http://youtu.be/7Hi7zamiY5I

1.3.2. Timna Park 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Top Rope

Long/Lat: 34.958193, 29.769545