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First ascensionists' grade:

E1 5a, 5a, 5a, 5a, 5b, 5b, 5a, 4c

Max estimated grade:





First Ascent:


Dave Lucas, Alex Jakubowski

Year of FA:


# of bolts en route:



Route description

Naja West Face


Start route at left end of the main face. By large orange blocks.
1) 35m climb the dirty grove with the large orange blocks at its base.
2) 45m climb up the double crack grove using a flake higher. Then break out round a slab to the right at the top of the flake to reach another crack climb this to a ledge. Beneath corner and off width.
3) 55m climb the corner and crack to a right wards leaning off width. Use this and the right wall to get past. Then break away right up the wall using crack and seam to belay at the foot of a large cracked slab by shield.
4) 52m
5) 50m Lower 8m off block down and right to meet the base of corner which becomes the chimney system. Tat will need replacing.
6) 47m. Climb the steep corner and into the higher chimney. Continue till a hollow on the right underneath the steepening chimney.
7) 45m. Continue up the chimney. The angle eases and then it becomes possible to escape out right to join a crack. When this closes up skirt back right in scoops over the overhang. Climb easily to ledge in large black basalt seam.
8) 25m. There are 3 options from this ledge. The left one ramps easily up to the end of the route. From here climb down to large ledges. Only 4m of down climbing required. From here it is 45min of scrambling to the summit.


Take the descent gully south back round to the foot of the mountain. Do not do this for the first time in the dark. There are 3 sections of down climbing and many steep sections to negotiate. From summit to wadi should take between 1.5 and 2 hours

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