Ascent of Jabal Bil Ays - West Peak on 2017-02-10
|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 ReportAfter 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|
| Time:||2 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
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