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The Straw Hats

M3

First ascensionists' grade:

IV+

Max estimated grade:

5b

Length:

115

Pitches:

First Ascent:

3

Amnon Shiloni, Alon Parnes

Year of FA:

1988

# of bolts en route:

trad

Approach

From Farsh Elias towards the camel route for about 200m, then southwards (above camel route) for 100m along wall, to a corner where 2 chimneys start up. The route takes the right chimney among the two, the one going westwards, not the one going southwards.

Route description

Pitch 1: (35m, 4) Up crack for about 10m, then traverse L to the central crack. Stance on terrace within chimney, excellent rock. Pitch 2: (40m, IV+) Circumvent loose rocks on terrace, within chimney. Be careful not to lean on them, but rather take the R wall of chimney. Exit R and stance on terrace, below face. Pitch 3: (40m, IV+) Up face R of chimney for 10m, excellent rock, then 15m less solid. Take fissure to end of route near stairs to summit, 50-70m below summit.

Descent

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