Ascent of Jabal Bil Ays-West Peak on 2020-02-09

Climber: Christoph Winkler

Date:Sunday, February 9, 2020
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

The barrier on 1300 m of height was closed for cars that day, only buses for ziplining and party guests were allowed (there was an event on the way to the summit). So I parked my car and went on the hiking trail (not well marked and very steep). After I passed the party I went on on the asphalt road until I reached the observation deck.
At this point there was a closed barrier and a military guy, but I guess the barrier was only closed for cars and it was not generally forbidden to go up. I took the path north of the barrier and after some time passed a few buildings on the left side (not a single person in sight). Afterwards I had to cross the Oman border a few times until I reached the Western peak.

I didn't climb the main summit on the Oman side because I had to climb way more meters of height than I had planned and had to drive to Ras Al Khaimah.
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Me on the summit of Jebel Jais West (2020-02-09). Photo by Christoph Winkler.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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