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Climbing Areas in Sinai

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The Sinai Climbing Guidebook

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St Catherine

Styles
Get there
Routes
trad climbing
1.5h by car
337

The epic trad climbing destination with hundreds of routes dating back as far as 1937

Wadi Gnai

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports climbing
20-30min by 4x4
120

The classic crag in Dahab - you have to climb here at some point when visiting the area!

Wadi Hamam

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports climbing
40min by 4x4
44

This crag has seen development both by us and others since 2019 and offers enough climbs for multi-day camping.

Wadi Shellal

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports climbing, bolted multi pitch, trad climbing
3h by car, then 30min by 4x4
34

A secluded canyon, deep in the wilderness, half way between Cairo and Dahab

Jebel Milehis

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports climbing, bolted multi pitch, trad climbing
45min by car, then 20min by 4x4
33

Sandstone adventures, an epic rappel, insane scenery and all this accessible by day trip from Dahab!

Wishwashy

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports
1h asphalt, then 20min by 4x4 and possibly walking
16

The Canyon and the crag

Umm Sid

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports, trad, bouldering
20 mins by pickup, 5 mins walk
12

A few routes only, but something special and probably the hardest route of Egypt bolted by Timo and Ilya and sent and proposed at 8a by Tobi.

Wadi Kid

Styles
Get there
Routes
sports climbing, Exploration
45min by car, then 1hr by 4x4
9

Explore and find routes not many people have seen before, just a short ride from Dahab.

Mulawen

Styles
Get there
Routes
trad, exploration
1.5h asphalt, then 30min 4x4
8

The blue mountains

SW Sinai

Styles
Get there
Routes
exploration, trad climbing
3hr by car
6

Little is known about this area when it comes to rock climbing. A few ascents dating far back on Umm Shomer and Jebel Serbal make the exception.

Abu Khsheib

Styles
Get there
Routes
rappelling
50 mins to roadhead, 2hrs hike
1

The deep canyon

Shayib El Banat

Styles
Get there
Routes
Exploratory, canyoning
This is near Hurghada
1

A peak in a sea of granite

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