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Wadi Rum

  • Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 50
  • Ascents: 231
  • Aka: وادي رم

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Summary

Sandstone trad climbing in another world

Description

Most of the classics were established in the 80s by solid climbers and subsequent traffic may have changed a few holds. Therefore the TH guide book grading could feel a bit stiff to the uninitiated, especially since they use French sport grading as the measure. Crack climbers might have a different opinion.

Ethic

Sandstone becomes brittle when wet because it absorbs water, this effects its internal structure. Once the rock surface is totally dry, you need to wait another 24 hours before climbing, this gives time for the absorbed water to also evaporate and the rock to regain its strength.

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