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Dhahran is on the coast, so you get hot weather with lots of humidity. Winter is the best time to climb, when you get temps in the 70s. Watch out for Shamal days, where the air is filled with sand. The rock here is dolomite, which is hard on your hands and hard on your shoes. I find I do much of my climbing here in gloves because the rock is so sharp. There is awesome bouldering and some short trad or TR pitches here on Jebels, which are small rock outcroppings that can be found all over camp.
Dhahran is in the eastern province, next to Khobar and Dammam.
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This was an entertaining problem, to say the least. It developed out of the fact that I only have one ice tool right now, because Petzl backordered my other Quark. It is roughly the same problem as dirtball, although I think the footwork is harder, and because you have the axe, the moves are more fun. You start with your axe in a small pocket, levered against the roof of the pocket. You match hands on the tool, then pull your weight up onto the placement. Set your left foot in a pocket next to t...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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