In february 2020 Martin Sieberer & I could climb two new Variants in Oman: Variant 1 takes a direct exit of “Oswald 65” on “Al Khumaira Wall” (Jebel Kawr), VII-. Variant 2 takes a more direct exit of “Southern Groove”, Jebel Misht East Face, VI+. Southern Groove Variant of Sieberer & Messner 2020
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 05.02.2020 This route is located on the so called “Northerly Entrance Face” of Wadi Bani Awf. The 1. pitch was first tried by Heidi Wettstein and Jakob Oberhauser in 2007 but “the extraordinarily loose pitch” let the party quit and “abseil down off two pegs”. In 2020 we used […]
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 30.01.2020 That´s really a 5-star Route!! The rock is very solid and the steep climbing on small pockets is just brilliant. In the upper part of the route you will find plenty of threads which show you the way. Descend: abseil down the route “Al Khumaira” (bolted anchors). […]
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 29.01.2020 A good route right of “Al Khumaira” on Jebel Kawr North. This route follows mostly a strikingt crack-system and the rock is quite solid. Enjoy! Descent: abseiling down the route “Al Khumaira” (bolted anchors).
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 25.01.2020 Jebel Namwash is a Tower North-East of Jebel Misht. The only “unconfortable” fact is that the route is exposed to the sun… hence the name “Sweatshop”. When it´s sooo hot that you have to dry your pants like this… 😀
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 23.01.2020 “Batman”… Nomen est omen 😉 Descent: abseiling and scrambing down the gorge (direction east from the mountain top, Stone Man in place). Diddi Niederbrunner is smiling while starting the descent…
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 22.01.2020 Initially we had planned to climb a more direct route but because of poor rock quality we had to rappel and continue the route more to the right (see topo of the route). Descent: scramble down to the south (Col between Jebel Misht and Organ Pipes, there is […]
Martin Sieberer & Simon Messner am 21.01.2020 A good warm-up-route for climbing in the area of Jebel Misht and Jebel Kawr, Oman. Drive to the Village of “Karnräbäb”, park the car there and walk up to the start of the climb (direction east, 40 min). Descent by foot down to the North, then walk back […]