Rock Fall at Xaqqa

We have been informed of a rock fall incident that occurred yesterday (Wed 4 Oct 2017) at Xaqqa. A couple of visiting climbers were scoping out Xaqqa in a gap between the bad weather, and on the scramble out a few large (ish) boulders/rocks fell from the loose side of the valley missing them by…

Warning: Nails at Monolith

A few days ago I was approached by the farmer who works the fields in front of the popular Monolith Buttress climbing spot.  He drew my attention to a number of rusty nails he’d noticed that were scattered on the ground. These seemed to be the remains of wood pallet fires, and clearly pose a danger to climbers (especially…