Climbs 18 (4+ to 6+) – Rock Type Limestone – Altitude 1650m a.s.l
Distance from Beirut 54 KM ; 1h40m – Season to climb: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Afqa is a lovely peaceful site with beautiful scenery. It is ideal for beginners in rock climbing. A 70m rope is enough.
There are few challenging routes and lots of potential for new ones.
This crag was developed by the French Army.
HOW TO GET THERE
Go up on the road to Faraya and take a left turn just after La Nova Rocha restaurant in Wata Al Joz. Head towards Lessa village. After Lessa, continue straight till you reach a giant cave with a waterfall. Drive past that until you reach a small church. The crag is just after the church, 100 meters below the road. You will see a small off-road on the left going down. Park your car on the main road and walk for 2 minutes, you will reach the crag.
This sector is found just at the beginning of the climbing site. It is ideal for beginners and to learn rock climbing techniques.
1 - Joanna 4+ / 8m - 4 points
2 - Allison 4+ / 8m - 4 points
3 - Pierre 4+ / 8m - 4 points
4 - Choc Au Max 4+ / 8m - 4 points
5 - Le Corbeau Et Le Renard 4+ / 8m - 4 points
6 - Equipement Par Sage 3- / 8m - 5 points
Walk a few meters after the first sector, you will find 6 climbs.
7 - L'apnee 5- / 16m - 6 points
8 - Le Pendu 4+ / 13m - Top rope only
9 - Il est malin l'Henri 4+ / 13m - 6 points
10 - C'est une terreir 4+ / 14 m - 6 points
11 - Gros bebe 5 / 13m - 5 points
12 - Le Pere Francois 6a / 31m - 10 points
Sector 3 has more challenging climbs and is found just past climb number 12.
13 - Tirclou 5+ / 30m -
There are two grey gym holds to help beginners get past the crux of this climb.
14 - Hermitt 5+ / 30m -
15 - Pepere 5+ / 30m -
16 - Chat Moon 5-
17 - Abou Hatab 6+