OverviewRijm Assaf is a beautiful route to the summit of Jabel Rum. It is called "a Bedouin route" meaning that it was first climbed by local Bedouin people. The route features hiking, scrambling, and climbing.
Getting ThereHead to the Laurence well, pass the stairs and climb over it to enter Wadi Shelali. The route starts climbing the right ridge from the left.
Start climbing the ridge from it's left side while following cairns. Shortly you will reach first section of "Bedouin steps" (5 fr).
Continue climbing on the left side and reach the second section on a shelf (5+ fr). Step on the big cairn and find some two big holds to pass the overhang. Put some protection since falling from the shelf can be dangerous.
Continue and pass to the right side of the ridge. Climb an easy (3+ fr) and long corner that will lead you on a big shelf on the right side of the ridge.
From the big shelf climb the 20m wall (4/+, bad protection if going straight) to reach the ridge center.