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Wadi Khab al Shamis

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About Wadi Khab al Shamis:

Wadi Khab Al Shamis (Khaab Shamsi) is a long and beautiful canyon that starts down on the coast of Musamdan and follows it way up into the mountains; it has sevral developed and on going developing climbing areas. The Wadi has seen much more water fall then other areas in the UAE and Oman making for very featured water washed rock.The Wadi is very narrow in many places and has high canyon walls. Most of the rock is untouched and unexplored. Different areas of the Wadi are shaded at different times of the day; certain portions are shaded all day. It stays much cooler here then many of the other areas in the UAE and Oman as well and there is usually a pleasant breeze flowing through all day. Be very careful climbing in this are during the rainy season. Flash flood can occur making many areas inaccessible for days and weeks. For a printable miniguide please follow the below link.
Approach: From the Shell gas station turn left go strait at the Mosque roundabout take the next left hand turn. At the Damn T-junction turn right. This road will take you into the wadi and has many climbing areas.
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Latitude, Longitude: 25.67390, 56.21597
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Rock Type: LimeStone
Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect: All Day Shade