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Nahal Mor

Judean Desert

 

 

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The main wall

 

 

 

The route quality: **/***

 

 

The route type:

   

Rappelling trip.

The canyon is dry all the year round but be wary about floods during winter rains.

Because of the wall nature of the route having walkie-talkies is highly recommended!

All rappelling stations are equipped with spits but bring hangers ("ears"), rope loops and maillons. *

Attention: this route is not on the list of officially allowed rappelling routes. Take it into the account while making your decision.

 

Getting there:

 

"Maale Mor" ascent, marked with red marks, starts from the road number 90: 6.7 km after Masada turn-off (for those coming from the north) or 7.0 km after the turn-off to Ein Bokek hotels (for those coming from the south). There is a large flat area suitable for parking just at the start of "Maale Mor".
Follow the red marks of Maale Mor that leads to the main plateau of the Judean Desert (the gain is about 250m). Once on the plateau, turn left onto the trail marked with black marks and follow it for 1.8km till the obvious channel of the nahal Mor. Provide 1.5 hours for the approach.

Follow the channel for about 100m to a small drop (3-4m) which can be either climbed down or bypassed from the right (loose scree slope). Immediately after that you will arrive to the 1st rappelling spot.

 

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Small drop (3-4m) which can be climbed down

 

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Approaching the 1st rappelling spot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Route description:

 

 

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There are 3 rappels in this canyon. Two of them are located on the main wall which is 125m high:


R1. 10-12m (vertical)

There are a number of spits with no hangers (ears) so it is essential to bring your own. Options for natural anchoring are not obvious. *

 

 

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The R1 rappelling station

 

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The R1 rappelling station

 

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The 1st rappel

 

 

The edge of the main wall is couple of tens of meters from the foot of the first rappel. The rappelling station R2 is located inside the narrow channel near the edge. Climb down cautiously.

 

 

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The main wall with both rappelling stations and lengths of both rappels

 

 

 

 

 

 

R2. 25m (vertical)

There are a number of spits with no hangers (ears) on both sides of the channel on walls and on the floor. It is very essential to bring hangers! *
Options for natural anchoring are not obvious.

The rappel leads to a long and wide ledge where the next station is located. Keep left (facing the wall) while rappelling.

 

 

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Approaching the R2 rappelling station

 

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The R2 rappelling station

 

 

 

 

 

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The R2 rappelling station

 

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The R2 rappel

 

 

 

 

 

R3. 100m (50m of steep slope and then 50m of overhanging)

There are 2 complete spits on the station and one spit with no hanger. Be ready to replace old rope loops. *

There are loose rocks on the wall in places, be careful while rappelling.

 

 

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The R3 rappelling station

 

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The R3 rappelling station

 

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The R3 rappelling station

 

 

 

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The R3 rappel

 

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The R3 rappel

 

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The R3 rappel

 

 

 

Walk down the canyon for some 1.5km to the main road and then back to the car.

 

 

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Walking in the lower stretches of nahal Mor

 

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Walking in the lower stretches of nahal Mor

 

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Walking in the lower stretches of nahal Mor

 

 

 

 

The route quality:

 

***** - The only one of its kind. A "must do" trip!

**** - Very interesting, highly recommended!

*** - Pretty nice route.

** - Inexpressive one.

* - Do it if you have nothing to do...

 

 

* Pay attention! The information is updated for December 2018. Try to check it before starting on your trip.