Wonderslab is around 150 metres high, and 150 metres wide. The routes on Wonderslab provide excellent 3-4 pitch routes, on generally sound rock. Belays are generally good, and pegs are in place at those stances where natural pro is hard to find. The routes are not technically hard by modern standards, but require a bold approach, and competence from all of the party, as many of the routes have traverses which are hard to protect for leader or second. All routes were climbed on sight, with no cleaning or abseil inspection. A bold approach is needed, as some of the routes have widely spaced protection. Holds are generally small but positive. Friction is excellent. The angle gradually relents as height is gained There is some loose and friable rock in places, but it is not widespread -- and can generally be avoided. A NO BOLT ethic has been established on Wonderslab, and tempting though it may seem, the routes should not be devalued by the addition of bolts. There is further scope for new routes on the slab, but they are not likely to be a much harder than the routes climbed to date, but will certainly be much bolder due to tackling the blanker sections of the slab.
|Photo Location:||Asia: United_Arab_Emirates: abudhabi: Wonderwall: Wonderslab|