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Hassandar canyon
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Hassandar canyon

 
Hassandar canyon

Page Type: Canyon

Location: Tehran, Iran, Asia

Object Title: Hassandar canyon

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Sport Climbing, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Big Wall

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: kamran

Created/Edited: Aug 26, 2010 / Aug 27, 2010

Object ID: 654283

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Overview

Ice climbing activity in Hassandar canyon in the summer is what distinguishes this beautiful canyon from other areas near Tehran. It is located 5km to the north-east of the village of Fasham. The canyon is very avalanche prone. The largest avalanches fall down in an area surrounded by rock walls with little exposure to the sun. The thickness of ice/snow in this place in late winter or early spring is around 15-20 meters. This is the place where people can do ice climbing in the summer. The interesting thing is that you only need to drive for half an hour from north-east of Tehran to get to the Canyon, and from where you park your car it takes you about 15 minutes to get to the ice wall.
Hassandar
Hassandar canyon

Rocky mountains
Hassandar ice field and waterfall (1)

snow & waterfall
Hassandar ice cave

Ice cave entrance
Hassandar ice cave

Ice cave
Hassandar ice cave

The ice wall
Hassandar ice wall

Crevasse
Crevasse

Ice against rock
Ice against rock

 
Sarakchal
Sarakchal

 
Looking north from the snow field
This part of the canyon in the normal years is filled with ice/snow

Unfortunately, in 2010 because of low precipitation and high temperature the snow fields are much smaller than those in the normal years.

waterfall (1)
Waterfall (1)

 
Another branch
On the way towards waterfall (2)

 
3 tiny waterfalls
On the way towards waterfall (2)

In the upper part of the canyon there are 2 small creeks. Along the path of each creek there is a nice waterfall [waterfall (1)&(2)]. In the lower part of the canyon the creeks join together to create Hassandar creek which joins the jajrood river.
waterfall (2)
Waterfall (2)


The elevation of the lower section of the canyon varies from 2150m (at the bottom) to 2400m (at waterfall 2).

Getting There

To get to Hassandar Canyon you need to take the Lashgarak road, and go to Fasham. From Fasham square take the road to your right and go toward Zagoon. After about 5km you can see the canyon to your right.

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RedwicThis is a canyon...

Redwic

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... not a Mountain. Please change this to be a "Canyon" page.
Posted Aug 27, 2010 12:52 am
kamranRe: This is a canyon...

kamran

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Thanks for your comment. I will fix it.
Posted Aug 27, 2010 1:37 am

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