sports climbing, bolted multi pitch, trad climbing
3h by car, then 30min by 4x4
The latest sports climbing crag in Egypt, developed by Wolfgang Vogl and Timo Elony together with Rabia Barakat of the local Alegat tribe. Located half way between Cairo and Dahab this area is ready to become the most convenient spot for the fast growing Egyptian sports climbing community.
From the new road between Sharm el Sheikh and Ras Sudr, right at the Gypsum factory named "Hamdi Zaher" turn right into Wadi Samra, which leads through dirtroads into Wadi Shellal.
The Sectors in this area
Wadi Shellal has 4 small Sectors, the first being the characteristic granite Pillar towering over the Acacia tree, then folling it around the corner it leads into the chocolate bar Sector with bubbly short walls of granite slopers and tricky moves. Following the canyon up a little step you will reach the Great White Sector with a huge slab of white granite on your right, leading more than 60m up. Another few little steps higher inside the Wadi you will find the Cathedral Sector with only a few but interesting established climbs.