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Jebel Musa NW face


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Emilio Comici, Anna Escher, Othmar Gismann

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Route description

translated by Timo out of excerpt from book by Anna Escher, Emilio Comici titled "Comici: Berge - Klettern" : Gebel Musa (2400m) First ascension via NW face 1.5.1937. So this is it - Mt Moses. One reaches the summit scaling more than 2000 steps carved into the rock - some say it is 4000. (Guide Bleu says 2285m high, 3000 steps) There is another way that crosses the NW face. This is the one we took until the point where it turns right to join the steps, just below the summit chapel. Here we attacked the grey face, neither steep nor difficult. Only the last two pitches pose a challenge over smooth and vertical rock. Adding to the difficulties is the absence of decent belay points, at last Comici laid the rope around the wrought iron Bars of the chapel window. Very difficult is also the exit from the chimney onto -- the roof of the chapel(!). The party Lipovec-Gismann executed a slightly easier variant by staying more towards the right. Also this proved to be a first ascent. Wall height is approximately 400m and the difficulties lie roughly within the 3rd alpine degree.


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