Tannourine - Wadi Ain Raha

Climbs 2 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1400m a.s.l

Site features

Patryk Dudek, John Redwine and Marcin Pius did spend four days in Wadi Ain Raha above Tannourine Tahta village in March 2011 opening two new routes: Gold Mine (aka "Polish-American Route") and Green Crack. Below is a short description and topo.

!!WARNING!!



STOP
at the last belay and rap along the route. DO NOT walk off or try to top up and walk higher than the last belay. There are MINES on top of this cliff and possibly on the large ledges near the top.


How to find it

From Beirut take the Tripoli highway north along the cost and drive as far as Bartoun. Take the Batroun exit, drive through the town and take the right on the traffic lights in the centre (should be signed Tannourine and Douma, but I am not sure about it). If lost just ask for the road to Tannourine and Downs. Your road should cross above the highway and drive uphill. Follow this road Oust keep going on a main-ish looking road) following directions to Douma and Tannourine. At some stage there will be a crappy bit as they are in process of constructing a lithe highway to Douma. Bypass Douma and continue to Tannourine Tahta. In T. Tahta take left turn at (before) the large general store/restaurant on the left, go straight over the bridge and at a T-junction turn right. Follow this narrow and windy road up and up and more up with lots of dogleg switchbacks. After some 4km, watch for a ruin of a very old building (house?) on your left It will be on a road bend to the left. There is a small car parking space on the right side of the road at this bend, right before you see the ruins. Park there. Look up and you will see The Face ;-)

GPS coordinates for car parking spot:
34°12'30.71N, 35°5437.74E

Marcin Pius

Distance from Beirut is appr. 76.3 KM

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Climbs at this site

*Click on any climb name for more info

  Climb name Bolts Height Grade
1 Gold Mine (aka "Polish American Route") 190m 5b, 6a, 6c, 7a+, 6a, 6b+
8 Green Crack (Traditional) 140m 6a, 6a, 6a

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