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First Ascent list

For various reasons, no first ascent detail was recorded in the print guidebook. You can find it all in this list (last updated November 2009).

New and Omitted Routes

The following material supplements the guidebook, either being a record of new routing activity since the guidebook or information that couldn't be included in the book because of lack of space. The list is in the same order as the guidebook chapters. Items in uppercase are especially substantial:


Hazel Findlay/ Mark Synott - northern Musandam routes (2012)

Beyond RAK
Maurizio Piccoli - Exit Surprise (2012)
Aiden Laffey - The Gambler (2011)
Aiden Laffey - Snakecharmer (2011)
Peter Thompson - Ghalilah Headwall (2011)
Aiden Laffey - Wadi Roulette (2010)
Clint Eastwood Crag (2010)
Toby Foord-Kelcey - Acquiescence (2009)
Aiden Laffey - Dove from Above (2008/9)
other Wadi Ghalilah routes (pre-2006)

RAK Inland
Ralph Heath - Birthday Crag (2012)
Ralph Heath - 3Somes (2012)
Ralph Heath - Zombie Skull (2012)
Ralph Heath - Thunder (2012)
Andy La Bonte - Little Princess (2012)
The Cube update (2012)
Farside (2011)
Pete Thompson - Yellow House update (2011)
Andy La Bonte - Vertical Vice (2010)
Dickinandozer additions (2009/10)
Pete Thompson - Trident (2009)
Pete Thompson - Hila additions (2008/9)
Jebel Hila routes (pre-2006)

Wadi Bih
other Wadi Bih routes - Satellite to Senga's Crag (pre-2006)
other Wadi Bih routes - Wadi Louab (pre-2006)
other Wadi Bih routes - Cascades to Staple Diet (pre-2006)
other Wadi Bih routes - Tombstone to Evening Wall (pre-2006)
other Wadi Bih routes - Great Pillar (pre-2006)

Southern Slope
Tawiyan update (2012)
Colosseum topo (2013)

Dibba Inland
Brian Coones - The Ranch (2012)
The Blindspot (2012)
Gordon Rech - The Narrows (2010)
Aiden Laffey - Wasp Attack (2008)
other Dibba Inland routes (pre-2006)
Various notes from Stephen Hyndman (2013)
Nant Bidi info (2014) at

Dibba Coast
Read Stack DWS (2012)
Shark Bay DWS (2012)
Toby Foord-Kelcey - The Pyramid (2010)
ancient Alpine Club notes on Musandam

Jebel Fayah and Jebel Sumayni (pre-2006)

Al Ain
Theo Giani - NPZ Update (2012)
Paul's Secret Boulders (2012)
Solomon Lau - Wonderwall problems (2011)
Shark Fin (2010)
Bunny Wall (2010)
Jebel Umm Bak and Jebel Dhawan (pre-2006)
Wonderwall Far Left (pre-2006)
Various Wonderwall updates (2014) at
Various NPZ updates (2014) at

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