A large part of the journey is along a ridge with a gradual incline and amazing views to either side. The walk to the base of the summit is long but gentle. The summit itself is like a small fort with sheer sides, requiring a bit of a scramble to get to the very top. Just before you leave the ridge to make the final climb to the summit ramparts, there is a flat area suitable for camping. There are several groups of hikers that frequent this site a few times during the year for a full moon hike.
The final climb is tough because of the difficulty in negotiating the crack in the rock, but those that do will enjoy the challenge. There are great views from the top as one can look towards the Gulf of Oman on one side and the Arabian (Persian) Gulf on the other side.
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec|
|First successful climber(s):||Uncertain|
|Nearest major airport:||Dubai|
|Convenient Center:||Ras al Khaimah|
Thanks to Peter MacKenzie for adding this peak.
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- Log #19296 - by Simon Laws on Sep 27, 2006Well is was a 22km hike there and back for my duke of edinburgh award. we met some people in some huts not to far from the summit the ridge to the summit is alright not hard then it gets quite steep...