Hot in summer (120F) perfect in winter (70F). It's a country, so it's rather dependent on where you are as far as crowds go. In general though, there are very few climbers in Saudi, and so most rock is untouched, and there is nobody around. The rock is mostly Dolomite, which is a carbonate rock that chips a lot, and can really mess up your hands and shoes. Because of it's formation, you get a lot of great pockets and such in the stone, which makes for some great climbing.
Take a plane. It's easier than walking.
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Dirtball V2 5+ International : Asia : ... : Dhahran
As I am not much of a boulderer, I had trouble deciding on a rating for this problem, but as the hardest moves are comparable, if more dynamic, to stuff I've seen on 10b - 10c stuff, I went with V2. It's a fun little guy that begins with a sit start at the bottom of a little outcrop on the old Dhahran golf course. From the start, you swing up to latch onto a pocket in the rock with your left hand, then heel hook to balance yourself, then follow up by placing your right hand in a pocket just abov...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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