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1. Israel and Palestine 988 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: 35.394152, 32.825877

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 110 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 34.892893, 31.952493

1.2.1. Guy Ben Hinom 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 35.227449, 31.768641

Unique Features And Strengths:

Small crag with short routes in the center of Jerusalem

Description:

Guy Ben Hinom is located in the Kidron Valley just below Mount Zion and Jerusalem's Old City. There are roughly 50 short routes with mixed quality.

Access Issues:

Climbing is allowed within the marked area.

Approach:

Look for Zurich Garden, Jersualem on Google Maps.

Where To Stay:

Anywhere in Jerusalem.

Ethic:

One of the oldest crags in Israel.

1.2.2. Halilim Wadi 0 routes in Crag

1.2.3. Shilat 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.012039, 31.924760

Access Issues:

1.2.4. Carmila 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 35.021008, 31.783752

1.2.5. Zanuah 44 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.029402, 31.712886

1.2.6. The Bloc 0 routes in Gym

Unique Features And Strengths:

Bouldering gym in very central location.

Description:

It's a bouldering gym!

Approach:

Short walk from lightrail or bus stop.

History:

Opened March 2016

1.2.7. Teddy Stadium 0 routes in Gym

Unique Features And Strengths:

Climbing Gym close to Malha Mall

Description:

It's a climbing gym and there is an area for bouldering.

Approach:

Inside teddy stadium a bit outside of town.

1.3. South Israel 52 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 34.877950, 30.814357

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

1.4. West Bank 278 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.255237, 31.941527

1.4.1. Tmarim Wadi 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 35.412345, 31.639855

1.4.2. Ein Farah 126 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.299320, 31.834198

Unique Features And Strengths:

Biggest crag in the region with lots of (mainly sports) climbs in spectactular canyon setting within a national park.

Description:

Ein Prat, is the name of the spring gushing forth beneath the cliffs of Wadi Qelt, a uniqe canyon located in the West Bank that contains over 30 meters faces and is built from solid limestone. This place is one of a kind because it's connecting Mediterranean and desert climate. It is the largest crag in Israel/Palestine containing more than 100 routes in high quality limestone. There is lots of wild-life in the area and on quiet days there is ample opportunity to see rock hyrax, gazellas, birds and other animals.

Access Issues:

Ein Farah/Ein Prat is part of an National Park called Wadi Qelt within Area C (Israel controlled) of Palestine's West Bank. You can climb from sunrise to sunset within the permitted zone. The quickest access is through the National Park where an entrance fee is requested. You can also chose the longer hike in without entering the National Park, but in that case you have to limit your climbing to the Southern Cliff. Be ware that you are within the military occupied West Bank and that you will have to pass armed checkpoints, soldiers and security forces depending on from where you approach.

Approach:

There are three 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 the NP with your car NP, park on the parking lot near the stream down the valley (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 before sunset (at summer in 5:00 PM and in winter at 4:00 PM).

  3. Park your car out side the gates of the Almon settlement, and follow the fence in a north-eastern direction until you hit a green marked hiking trail that will lead you down the valley to the cliff (the trail is a little distance to the left of the fence).

Where To Stay:

The crag is very close to Jerusalem and Ramallah which offer lots of accomodation options. No camping at the crag.

Ethic:

Ein Farah is located within an Israeli National Park. Climbing is only allowed within the area indicated by signs. Please be friendly to park rangers and take your trash home.

1.4.3. Beit Arye 55 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.050921, 32.044748

Unique Features And Strengths:

Decent crag with a variety of difficulties.

Access Issues:

Beit Arye is an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. As the crag (main wall) is within the fenced-off area of the settlement, you have to enter the settlement gates in order to reach it. If you leave a passport with the security guard he will give you a key to pass through the fence.

Approach:

Enter Beit Arye Settlement and ask locals how to get to the fence with the door that leads to the climbing area (main wall). Pass through and follow the trail first left and then right down to the cliff.

Where To Stay:

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or anywhere in between

1.4.4. Ein Qiniya 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.157260, 31.937466

1.4.5. Yabrud 40 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 35.240891, 31.982754

Unique Features And Strengths:

Great variety of routes from easy to very hard projects

Description:

Limestone crag (very sharp), easy slabs to intense overhangs. All routes shorter than 20m. If you come early, many routes still have shade till late morning.

Access Issues:

Located in Area B of the West Bank. Access can vary depending on Israeli military closures.

Approach:

31.9831, 35.2405

Where To Stay:

Both Ramallah and Jerusalem are quite close.

Ethic:

Leave no trace - Take home your trash and pick up others, burn toilet paper, follow the trails. Cultural sensitivity - Leave your shirts on.

History:

First routes established in fall of 2014 by Wadi Climbing and friends.

1.4.6. Ein Yabrud 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 35.241621, 31.945940

1.4.7. Wadi Climbing 0 routes in Gym

Unique Features And Strengths:

First climbing (bouldering) gym in Palestine!

Description:

Very good bouldering and work-out gym in Ramallah inside Tri-fit.

Approach:

Up the hill form Jerusalem Road. Follow the big "W".

History:

Opening in March 2016

1.5. Gaza Strip 0 routes in Region