Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
Dave Jack, Hamish Mutch
NEW FINISH. This is the bleak and barren face just left of Silk Road. Climb Silk Road to the base of the pedestal [2nd bolt], and then step left around the corner onto the vertical desert. This route used to end at the chains on Silk Road, but has now been extended to the rim by the addition of two more bolts, which protect an interesting finish through the black overhanging lip. Large holds, succculent dates and beautiful belly-dancers are, as always, only mirages. Speed or a 10-day camel are the traveller's best friends here. You can still finish at the chains on Silk Road, but why would you??????
Rap from the chains at the rim, or walk off right.
Submitted by: Uncleh on 2007-10-25
Route ID: 87278
This is a fun route with a lot of subtle holds and delicate footwork. Making your way around the bulge above the 2nd bolt on Silk Road can seem like a faith-based process. Above this side pulls and good footwork see you to the chains. Grade 5.10b or so depending on the line you pick up the slab.