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# on Topo: 

Sharouk El Shams


First ascensionists' grade:

HVS 5a

Max estimated grade:





First Ascent:


Geoff Hornby, Susie Sammut

Year of FA:


# of bolts en route:



Route description

J. Abu Mahshour East Face


photo by Wolfgang Vogl

1) Vs 4b, 25m. Climb the left side of the block to reach slanting off-width. Climb this to a good ledge.
2) Severe, 40m. Climb the smooth groove above to easy ground. Follow this to belay below the fork in the groove. 23
3) HVS 4c 30m. Move up the upper groove to below 2 black lines. Smear up the left one boldly to the ledge right of the big block.
4) V. Diff 30m. Up the groove left as per Darb Matawi but belay 10m past it before obvious off-width crack.
5) HVS 5a, (climbed before on another route) climb the groove right of the off-width with difficulty to a ledge belay 20m above.
6) V. Diff 30m. Follow the ramp leftwards and then up the slab above to belay below a short wall.
7) VS 4b, 40m. Move right then up and back left boldly across slabs until overlooking the big chimney. Climb the right arête until a step into the chimney which provides a belay stance.
8) VS 4b, 20m. Follow the chimney until it steepens then hand traverse a flake on the left wall to exit onto a ledge.
9) Scramble to the top.


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