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Via Praga updated


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Shahar Kadmiel, Joel Ettinger

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Route description

SW Face old Topo

Safsafa SW Face

From the IAC logbook, edited by Mikhail Khomenyuk

Older Topo of NW Face


From israeli wiki:

N19:Scala del Cielo; N8:Geissenpeter; N18:Elio’s Route; N5:Black Dyke; N2:The Skull; N7:Com kal; N6:The Mask; N4:Klostersporn; N14:Via del Papa Giovanni Paolo 1; N20:Saturday Night Fever; N11:Warsaw - Tel Aviv Direct; N16:Via del Papa Oct'87 variation; N12:Non-Stop (Warsaw’s variation); N15:Grand Hand Traverse (Papa's Variation); N3:Arba VaKhetzi; N13:Bonch; N1:NE Ridge of Safsafa; N17:Darkness at Noon; N10:Why not?; N9:Geissenpeter (variation)

Note: 1. The original Topo is correct, but: 2: The 1/6/2004 repetition was done in 6 pitches rather than 12p in 1981. 3: The route marked on the original photo is erroneus, correct line is now marked as a dashed instead of dotted line (see picture) 4: The difficulty is underestimated in comparison to the standard Sinai grading; thus the flared bridging move (about 25m above the base of the route) is estimated at 5a in the french quotation and the last two pitches at 6a. 5: Towards the end of the route, the quality of the granite leaves much to be desired but the protection is good. 6: There are several "windows" on the route, one of them, at stance 8 of the original 1981 climb is very conspicuous, 5m high by 3m wide. Avoid climbind it and continue on the wall itself. Good Luck


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