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Walk like an Egyptian

 
Walk like an Egyptian

Page Type: Route

Location: Jordan, Asia

Object Title: Walk like an Egyptian

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: 5.9 (YDS)

Difficulty: Fr 5c/5b/5c+

Number of Pitches: 3

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Page By: Jek

Created/Edited: Dec 15, 2010 / Dec 18, 2010

Object ID: 685136

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Overview

 
Walk like an Egiptian topo
 


Easy but varied climb in the center of East Face. Good choice for first, last or rest day. Or you may prepare yourself for Inferno by this route, by abseil you may see 2 pitches include the crux one. Fast approach makes it very comfortable! In addition in the shade after midday, so it's pleasent in hot days. The route keeps the crux(traverse) for the last move. Keep in mind that if you go wrong there you may find yourself at 6b without protection...

Approach

As for Mumkin - from the Rest House to follow the road that is rise up to ruins. To pass through them and to turn to the left. On a wagging footpath to approach through boulders to a chimney in the left part of a wall. To scramble up on simple rocks to a wide visable fireplace. Turn left nearby Inferno's crack, climb wide and slaby chimney(3) to the horizontal white belt. Continue about 20 meters to the clear crack system.

Route Description

 
View from the shelf just before the traverse
 

1st pitch 5c/25m : the route starts in the stright wide crack with good openbook and friction climbing. The crack is going a little in the right direction. 1st belay in the big and comfortable terrace.

2nd pitch 5b/30m : the line continues to the left with simple climbing inside fireplace. Sometimes the protection in very unusual places at hiden cracks - use long slings!!! At the end the line leaves the fireplace and going at face to the left, a couple exposed moves... Belay in the comfortable shelf.

3rd pitch 5c+/25m : trought short crack for left hand layback route goes to the predestal, then about 4 meters of fanny slab to the left and then the exposed traverse (crux) to the Inferno's belay
 
Walk like an Egyptian, 1st pitch
1st pitch





Descent

 
Descent from the Walk like an Egyptian by Inferno
Descent by Inferno


Descent by the Inferno's belays with 2 abseils (40 meters each), about half an hour. But be carefull, the ropes are jamming at the first abseil - if so, you will need to climb the crux of the Inferno(6b)!!!

Essential Gear

Standard set of trad and personal gear. 2x50m ropes. Most usefull - big cams, tricams, many long slings - a lot of corners...

Images

Last moves on "Walk like an Egyptian" traverseDescent from the Walk like an Egyptian by InfernoWalk like an Egyptian, 1st pitchView from the shelf just before the traverseWalk like an Egiptian topo