Time: 20 March 2021
ThePlace: Al-Akhu Valley, located in Al-Hareeq governorate in Riyadh province
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The climb is short but extremely technical as the route is embedded with unique sculpted edges and pockets
In April 2019, a crag was discovered by passionate rock climber Joau Miquel. Located in the Al-Akhu Valley (known as Wadi Al-Akhu) in the Al-Hareeq governorate of the Riyadh province, it has been further explored and developed by the local climbing community.
The climb is short but extremely technical as the route is embedded with unique sculpted edges and pockets.
The stone is a mix of marble and limestone. Many loose stones have been removed but the climb still remains dusty and risky.
Information about the exact location of the crag, climbing instructions, rules and regulations, along with extra tips can be found on climbing.sa. The website reminds people to exercise extra caution — this area is not for kids — as adults are advised to wear helmets at all times.