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Faisal Finger

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About Faisal Finger:

Multip-pitch sandstone tower. Loose rock with severe rockfall hazards (less on the north side), but the setting and exposure make this a must-do classic. Old wooden pitons may indicate a pre-WWII ascent of the Tourist Route. To get there, take the Mecca/Jeddah highway (Highway 40) to a junction about 8 km past the escarpment checkpoint. Go right at this junction (Highway 505). Drive 7 km to a water tower on the right, and just beyond it turn right onto tracks into the desert toward the escarpment. For 10.9 km follow what appear to be the best tracks in a NNW direction toward Faisal's Finger. 4WD is recommended. The track becomes faint but does circumnavigate the tower.
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Latitude, Longitude: 24.62128, 46.25858
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Trad
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 "Tourist" Route 5.7 0
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Goddard's Crack 5.10b 0
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 North Face Chimney 5.8 1

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