Region ✦ Ras Al Khaimah
Country ✦ United Arab Emirates
Type ✦ Dry canyon
Vertical rise ✦ 200m
Difficulty ✦ v4-a1-III
Max abseil ✦ 55m
Duration ✦ 4h to 5h
Access to the place
Hiking to the start 1h à 1h15
Not an easy task. Basically, you have to find an absolutely unmarked path up to the first plateau on the opposite side. Then continue along the ridges, sometimes skirting around to the right, climbing 2 or 3 times over slightly exposed III or IV boulders to finally reach the small plateau at the very top bordering the canyon. Once you reach the edge of the plateau, follow the canyon entrance to the right, in the shape of a large cirque, to reach the bed of the old water passage. You then come to the 1st large waterfall with the 1st belay. A few cairns along the way, but difficult to see in all this rocky terrain!
Course 3h à 3h30
The canyon is exposed East, North-East and has 5 abseils (55m, 20m, 35m, 30m, 10m). The GPS starting point is 25°51'46.15″N and 56°05'30.93″E. All belays are fully equipped.
Rappel 1 (55m)
Impressive, on the edge of a wide cirque. The finale is a spider's thread.
Rappel 2 (20m)
On the left. Easier to get over an overhang.
Rappel 3 (35m)
Installed on the left. Quite airy here too. Before joining abseil 4, there are a series of jumps to de-climb, including one above a pot, which is quite exposed and impressive, but not too difficult in the end.
Abseil 4 (30m)
Also on the left. Aerial start in a small cirque.
Rappel 5 (10m)
Can be unclimbed with no problem.
We emerge at road level, just a little higher than the parking lot.