Safsafa NW Face
A long and moderately difficult line to the main wall of the district. Estimated difficulty 4B.
P1. 150m. II. On the inclined slabs of the right part of the blotch straight up (zigzags along the relief) towards the visible system of cracks in the upper right part of the "Mask". Station on rich terrain before the start of a steeper section.
P2. 60m. IV, III. Up, through large caverns to the beginning of the crack. The first 15 - 20 meters IV, then III. The station is on one of the small ledges along the crack.
P3. 45m. III. Up to the end of the crack. Then turn left up, through the wall to the [slab]. Further to the left up is a simple fireplace. After exiting the fireplace, traverse to the right around the corner. The station is on a large ledge just around the corner at its points.
P4. 25m. III+, IV+. From the station to the right up 5m. internal corner with III+ crack up to flange. On the [slab] to the left around the corner is a wide fireplace with a large wedged stone at the exit. By the fireplace 5m. IV+, wedged stone peel off on the right. Station on a large [slab] at its points.
P5. 50m. I. On the [slab] to the right on foot to the main wall. In the middle of the [slab], climb from the [slab] to the top [slab] 1.5 - 2 meters. The station is in the couloir separating the "Mask" plaque from the main wall.
P6. 45m. III, V, A1. Up the wall to the beginning of the system of cracks and fireplaces, the first 15 meters III, then the key 5 meters A1. With the top belay, Uncle Lyosha got out cleanly, but I was scared to climb and lay down and I took out the ladders. Further along the fireplaces and cracks V to a small ledge. One person can sit on the [slab]. Station on small friends.
P7. 25m. V. Up the chimneys and cracks to a large handy [slab]. Station on a ledge.
R8. 50m. V, II-III. From the station, go up the chimney 5 meters V, then follow the continuation of the chimney II-III to the ledge under the sheer bastion. On the [slab] to the right up as long as the rope is enough.
P9. 50m. III. Go around the bastion on the right to a sloping inner corner with slicked walls. Up the corner, and further up, taking to the left to the saddle. Station on a ledge.
P10. 80m. II. Up the vegetable gardens to the top.
The height of the peak according to GPS is 2046m, the height difference on the route is 370m.
The route starts on the right side of the slab of a large plaque " Mask " leaning against the main wall of the 2nd top of Safsafa from the left . The route is well visible from the village and the approaches do not cause problems . From Sheikh Musa Camp 30-40 minutes .[Misha]