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Canyon Area

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Summary

This area is situated below the Wadi-Degla Visitor's center. It is a short channel of hard limestone walls that vary in heights between three and eight meters.

Description

This areas features the hardest and most reliable limestone, as is consistently experiences water erosion from rain fall and flooding. This is why you often find pools of green water at the bottom of the canyon.

Access issues

They will ask you to pay access to the Protectorate. Sometimes the front gate to the visitor's center is locked shut, however I have found no issues in parking before the gate and walking in on foot.

Approach

The canyon is highly visible from the heights of the Visitor's Center. Follow the most logical path downwards, avoid running as some slopes lead to short cliff drops. There is usually a clear path on the rightmost slope designated by previously traveled steps.

Where to stay

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Ethic

As with any other area in Wadi Degla, it is your responsibility to respect the natural environment and be as attentive to your impact on it as you climb and walk through it. Do not remove plant life and do your best to collect garbage and promote cleanliness.

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A short but cute sit-start boulder which originally exits directly but can alternatively (harder) exit right.

FA: Karim Sedky, 19 Dec 2021

An incredible four meter roof crack which links to a top out on to the lip of the Wadi Degla Canyon. A great opportunity to practice foot jams and climbing efficiently. After climbing the crack mantle over the bulge and stand up. WARNING the highest rock formations at the lip of the canyon are crumbly.

FA: Karim Sedky, 19 Dec 2021

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