Saudi To Become Global Destination For Rock Climbing

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The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) announced plans to encourage the sport of rock climbing in the province by identifying and developing selected climbing paths, offering climbers of different ages and abilities the best facilities to help them discover the province.

The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) and Saudi Climbing Federation (SCF) have teamed up to develop rock-climbing venues in the Al-Ula region of Saudi Arabia. The partnership will allow SCF to develop a variety of routes throughout the Al-Ula region, so climbing enthusiasts of all ages can explore the area.

Climbers from all over the world, both professional and amateur, are expected to come in droves to explore the destination that lies in the middle of a desert, a statement said.

Al-Ula is located 110km southwest of Tayma in north-western Saudi Arabia.

RCU and the SCF spent last weekend exploring the site and identifying some of the most thrilling and adventurous climbing routes. The team of climbers was headed by Bandar Al Saud and Yasmin Gahtani, Saudi Arabia’s first certified woman rock-climbing instructor.

The partnership is part of RCU’s mission to transform Al-Ula into a leading global adventure, nature and wellness destination.

It will work with SCF to generate jobs and support the local economy of Al-Ula by training individuals from the region as guides and safety officers.

Source Credit: Arabian Business