Saturday, January 20, 2007


New Sports routes at The fridge hatta

This weekend saw more new routes at the fridge

  1. Wonderlet F5a (toprope chains only)
  2. Alan's Hat F4 (toprope chains only)
  3. Hallucinogenic abductions. F6a+
  4. Projecct
  5. SOK needs to name F6a+

The Archeological artifact found below a climb. Our resident british climbing expert SOK identified it as the traditional head gear for pale skinned british trad climbers (Alan if you want your hat back I can mail it but the Dubai museum asked if we could donate it )

Elvis on second acent of new roof route

Mrs Elvis on Hallucinogenic abductions

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Hatta Pics

Tom on FA of his yet to be named climb

Rob pulling hard


New bolted routes hatta

Here is the Topo of the new routes on what is called "the fridge" in Alans guide at hatta the routes are on either side of the block
1. Hallucinogenic abductions-6a+
2. SOK needs to name -6a

And some cool pics of the bolting, first acents

More pics to come

Monday, January 01, 2007


Happy New Years

Tom and I spent the last few days of 2006 clipping bolts in Oman. First stop was La Gorgette, below the ever charming village of Bilad Sayt, where we hooked up with Toby and UK friends Catherine, John and assorted children. Then we ventured a bit further south for our first ever stop in the incredibly scenic village of Hadash sitting high above the Ghubrah Bowl at the head of Wadi Mistal. Easily the most breathtaking area I've seen in Oman so far. Not so many routes at Hadash as yet, but there are a number of virginal one pitch crags in the area and endless big wall possibility on the surrounding peaks.

Bilad Sayt

Terraced fields just below the village

Catherine makes a creative clip on Brigite d'etape, La Gorgette

Catherine near the top on same route

Toby posing on same

Aerial view of La Gorgette

Toby near the top of Encens Interdit, La Gorgette

View of Hadash village from the trail leading to the crags

Tom on Thunder Bolt, Hadash

Tom past the crux on Aloha, Hadash

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