Ascent of Jabal Bil Ays - West Peak on 2017-02-10

Climber: Rob Halstead

Date:Friday, February 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Jabal Bil Ays - West Peak
    Location:United Arab Emirates/Oman
    Elevation:6207 ft / 1891 m

Ascent Trip Report

After taking advice from previous climbers I was expecting this to be a little tricky.

I decided Friday would be the best day for an attempt, being the holy day and hoping that work on the road may be stopped for the day. I was wrong. The whole area was very busy with people visiting, the roadblock remains in place with construction work ongoing. I climbed up to the ridge which was also busy meaning access isn't a problem. The ridge can easily followed and is reasonably well hidden from the road, I did my best to avoid being seen but am sure I must have been spotted. Once off the ridge the large flat area mentioned by Richard Mclellan is reached, this is now a large camp for the construction workers. I stayed as far away as possible and was again unchallenged. Next comes the gated compound which I thought for certain I'd be stopped at, again I stayed as far away as possible and was unchallenged. From here follow the fence/border to the top. I returned by the same route.

Either I was lucky or they are now used to the strange people who come from time to time and just want to climb the hill!?
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes

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