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Big Pyramid

F12

First ascensionists' grade:

IV

Max estimated grade:

5a

Length:

200

Pitches:

First Ascent:

4

Mickey Hochstatter, Bruce Devens

Year of FA:

1978

# of bolts en route:

trad

Approach

The route starts on the left part of a big slab looking like a pyramid. Above the beginning of the first garden(Bustan) in Wadi Leja(Arbain).

Route description

faraHourglassPyramidSector

Reach a narrow dyke (IV, III) follow that to the top of pyramid(IV), then keep to R of big chimney till a big terrace(III, IV+, (V-). Walking right till continuation of chimney and follow to the top (III, IV). Exit through diedre with chimney. Approx. 200m.

comment by Misha: The route was not very good. Not much interesting climbing. There are broken rocks. Approximate difficulty 3B. Too lazy to describe. It's more logical to go F13 Hourglass.

Descent

Descend to the right to deep gully (scrambling + 1 abseil 2m) and follow it back to Wadi Arbain. Dotted line in old picture is the descent

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