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Wadi Gnai

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About Wadi Gnai:

Wadi Gnai is the perfect starting point for climbing in the Sinai: * Vast amounts of perfect bouldering on granite boulders in shaded, sand-floored valleys * Single and multi-pitch equipped sport routes for all levels of climbers in ‘Waterfalls’ and ‘Fake Connection’ * Almost endless possibilities for trad climbing lines on bomber granite * Plus new routing possibilities for sport climbs in many easily accessible areas. Bedouin-owned club, Desert Divers, can help you with information, equipment, transportation, permissions, Bedouin & climbing guides.
Nearest town or city: Dahab, South Sinai
Directions: Fly to Sharm El Sheikh airport, bus from Cairo, or cross Taba border from Israel. You'll find Desert Divers at the center of Masbat Bay (the old part of Dahab), inbetween the bridge & Lighthouse Reef.
Latitude, Longitude: 28.43971, 34.43115
Access Issues: Although a popular tourist destinations for Europeans, especially for scuba divers enjoying the Red Sea reefs, the Sinai remains a militarily sensitive zone. Permission is required to venture into the desert, and all climbers must be accompanied by a local Bedouin guide.
Camping: Pay
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Week

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