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Page Type: Route

Location: Jordan, Asia

Lat/Lon: 29.58070°N / 35.41314°E

Object Title: Salim

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: 5.10a (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 4

Route Quality: 
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Page By: alexanderl

Created/Edited: Dec 30, 2008 / Feb 12, 2009

Object ID: 475447

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A short and pleasant climb on obvious line to Abu Meyleh tower, next to Jabal Rum massif. Salim is a unique way to its summit. As the route goes on the north side of the tower it is shaded most of the day. At winter it might be very cold and windy. From top the magnificent kind opens on Rum village and Um Ishrin east walls. It is close to Rest House, ease and well protected - therefore it is an excellent choice for the rest day.

Getting There

Approach is 15 minutes walk from the entrance to the Rum village. From the entrance camping, head north-west and enter the siq between Abu Meyleh and Jabel Rum.

Salim approach

Route Description


Salim scheme

From the end of the route 20m to the right there is big boulder with descent belay. By two 45m rappels to the wide ledge and to walk south to the siq. Don't miss the second belay, which is a little right from the line of descent!

Essential Gear

Standard set of trad gear. 2x50m ropes for rappelling from the top.

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