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Das Butt Plug

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About Das Butt Plug:

Between Ruwaydah and Umm Sarayah keep looking south. Through the haze you'll see a crag in the shape looks like a bullet. I had climbed the Plug 3 times when I lived in Saudi, but on my return to it 10 years later I couldn't positively identify the original route (I believe it was via a dihedral on the NE face), but for now all I can tell you is that it goes three pitches, 5.8. on good solid granite.
Nearest town or city: Um Surayah or Ruwaydah
Directions: Drive south out of Ruwaydah and search endlessly over as many tracks as it takes to get you to the base (about 30 minutes to an hour). Make sure you have a compass or a functioning GPS. I've been lost in sand storms twice trying to get back to the highway from here. The local beduins are friendly, so don't be afraid to ask for help. SAND WARNING - Do NOT attempt this without a high-clearance 4WD, and ALWAYS TAKE LOTS OF EXTRA WATER!!!!!!!!!!
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