Posts Tagged ‘geology’

the mythical sandstone

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

UAE climbing is all on limestone, right? Yes, at the moment, but it is a little known fact that there are exposures of good quality red sandstone in Abu Dhabi’s western region. Unfortunately it may be that none of it is substantial enough to climb, even for bouldering. Here are images of some outcrops studied yesterday. The cliff height goes up to about 5-6m but the solid strata is only about 2-3m. If anyone is interested in the location, which is very beautiful and unique, I am not telling. Figure it out yourself!

Thanks to Emily for her help with this eccentric mission.