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Jebel Safsafa

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Right above the beginning of the village, this mountain is impressive. It's sheer walls drew countless mountaineers to St Catherine over the last decades.

Access

There are 2 main routes of access, for the West part of Safsafa approach through Wadi Shrej, starting out from Fox Camp. For the east part of Safsafa approach through Wadi al Dir which hosts the monastery and is currently restricted for climbing by the authorities.

In this Sector:

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Name
No in Topo
Pitches
Grade
Length
Bolts
Anchor
Description
Setters
year
Shity end of the rope
unknown
trad
Yoav Weiss, Gil Dugon
NE Ridge of Safsafa
7
5c
trad
Taylor, Gault
1976
Why not?
4
6c
trad
Krysztof Pankiewicz, Doron Erel
1987
Kamikaze Muezin
Sx
7c
trad
hungarian Team
1990
The Peg
E1
8
6a
trad
Benny Agur, Dima Kharitonsky
1987
HaArokh im HaMeara
W1
9
6a+
250
trad
Danny Wolfstein, Alon Parnes, Arik Oppenheim, Ken Roseberg, Yaron Bashan
1984
Forsaken Sinai
S1
6
6b A1
240
trad
Hanina Kali, Ilan Shdema
1996
vincent mille spits dans les dalles
SNEA
trad
1989
The Skull
1
14
5b
500
trad
Kaftal, Gault
1976
Azimuth
1.5
8
5c
trad
Dmitry Kuzin, Alexey Antonov, Mikhail Khomenyuk
2013
Wrong Direction
E2
10
5c
trad
Benny Agur, Dima Kharitonsky
1987
Helenina cesta
S2
14
5b
trad
T.Shantavy, M.Novotna, 1981
1981
Idylle Glacee
SNEB
trad
1989
Arba VaKhetzi
2
10
6a
trad
Weiss, Doggy
1992
The silk way (Derekh HaMeshi)
W2
10
6a
350
trad
Danny Wolfstein, Alon Newton
1985
Kombination Mishanya
S2.5
7
5a
trad
MIkhail Khomenyuk, Anna Pushkina
2016
Klostersporn
2.5
11
5c
300-400
trad
Peter Frei, Gadi Yutty, 1978
1978
Black Dyke
2.9
18
5b
700
trad
Victor Kaftal, Bruce Devens, 1977
1977
In Memory of Benny Agur
E3
13
6c
trad
Dima Kharitonsky, Bella Finkel, 1992
1992
Easy fast The Mask variation
3+x
trad
Hanina Kali, Airan Ziss
1988
Via Praga updated
S3
6
trad
Shahar Kadmiel, Joel Ettinger 2005
2004
Via Praga
S3
12
6a
trad
J.Kotrei, Z.Lukes
1981
vipere au point
SNEC
trad
1989
Com kal
3+x
14
6a
trad
Hanina Kali, Airan Ziss
1988
The Mask
3
13
5b
600-700
trad
Zamir, Goury
1977
Left Pillar of central depression
S4
8
5c
trad
K. Jerhot, K. Kashpar, 1981
1981
Direct Start
E4
8
6a
trad
Benny Agur, Dima Kharitonsky
1987
voie Anne
SNED
trad
1989
Geissenpeter
4
9-10
6c
310
trad
RH, AR, FR, AC
1983
Warsaw - Tel Aviv Direct
4.5
10
7b A0
trad
Krysztof Pankiewicz, Doron Erel, 1987
1987
Geissenpeter (variation)
4.5
6c
trad
Yoav Nir, Amnon Shiloni
1987
Non-Stop (Warsaw’s variation)
4.6
10
7b
trad
Yoav Nir, Hanina Kali
1988
Bonch
4.75
8
6c+
300
trad
Hanina Kali, Yoav Nir
1989
Diamond Depression
E5
3-4
5b
100
trad
Hanina Kali, Airan Ziss
1988
fissures hautes
SNEE
trad
1989
Via del Papa Giovanni Paolo 1
5
10
5c+
trad
Chiappa, Duchini
1978
Via del Papa Oct'87 variation
5+x
10
6a
trad
Daniel Peikes, Benjamin Sharabi
1987
Grand Hand Traverse (Papa's Variation)
5.2
10
6c+
trad
Hanina Kali, Airan Ziss, 1988
1988
Right to Left
5.8
5
5b
trad
Dmitry Kuzin and Mikhail Homeniuk
2012
Partizan
5.9
6-7
5b-6a
trad
Misha & Alexander Ershov
2014
May Day
E6
7
6c+
trad
Daniel Peikes, Danny Wolfstein
1989
Darkness at Noon
6
5
5c
200
trad
Wolfstein, Bashen
1984
Elio’s Route
6.1
6-7
5c A1
300
trad
Elio Scarabelly, Victor Kaftal, 1977
1977
Better late than Never
E7
2
5a
80
trad
Danny Wolfstein, Nir Yarkoni,1985
1985
Scala del Cielo
7
13-18
5a
trad
Chiappa, Anati
1978
Swamige has no watch
E8
4
5c
105
trad
Doron Erel, Krysztof Pankiewicz
1987
Saturday Night Fever
8
10
5a
trad
Giuseppe Gallizia, Nitzan Kimchi, 1984
1984
Hamim VeKarir
E9
7
6c+
trad
Daniel (Danny) Peikes, Danny Wolfstein
1989
Egyptian Plagues
9
9
6b
trad
Vladimir Moroz, Mikhail Homeniuk
2018
Kham Midai
E10
7
6c+
trad
Sigal Bergman, Daniel Peikes
1989
Hatchala Meshuleshet
E11
6
5b
trad
Rani Calvo, Yoni Pantenovitz, 1985
1985
Friday Rush
E12
8
5c
trad
Rani Calvo, Andrea Anati, 1985
1985
The Route of Tamar
E13
7
6a+
trad
Sigal Bergman, Daniel Peikes
1989
Wounded Rock
E14
3
5b
120
trad
Hanina Kali, Airan Ziss
1988
Miguel’s Beautiful Sister
E15
5
6b
135
trad
Doron Erel, Krysztof Pankiewicz
1987
Beleit Brera
E17
4
5c
trad
Yoav Nir, Amnon Shiloni
1987
Monday Rush or Haritz Sheli
E18
4
6a
135
trad
Gil Alexandrovitch, Daniel Peikes
1987
Fistuk Halabi
E19
5
5b
trad
Amnon Shiloni, Beni Sarabi
1987
Chapa Wapa
E20
4
6b A0
trad
Andrea Anati, Alon Newton
1988
HaSroch
E21
6
6b A1
trad
Amnon Shiloni, Daniel Peikes
1987
Rosa Marzipan
E22
2
6b
90
trad
Yoav Nir, Hanina Kali
1989
Max
E23
2
7a
60
trad
Hanina Kali, Yoav Nir
1989
Monastery Chimney
E24
5
6b
190
trad
J. Mothersele, S. Amley
1987
Yes (Ken) Route
E25
4
5b+
80
trad
Ken Rosebery, Alon Parnes
1984
Two late
E26
3
5b
100
trad
Danny Wolfstein, Alon Parnes, 1984
1984
Job's Tribulations (Yisurei Eyov)
E28
8
7a
360
trad
Yoav Nir, Hanina Kali
1989
The Zigzag Route
E29
7
6c
trad
Yoav Nir, Daniel Peikes, 1987
1987
The Zag (zig-zag variation)
E30
7
6a+
trad
Johan Lange, Gaby Manobla, 1989
1989
Nordostwand
E31
9
6a
300-400
trad
Peter Frei, Gadi Yutty, 1978
1978
Savir, Mitporer Bekhalut
E32
7
6a+
trad
Daniel Peikes, Danny Wolfstein, 1989
1989
The Dark corner
E33
4
4b
trad
Andrea Anati, Malka Machlus (probably)
1980s
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