Ain Trez

Climbs 20 (5a to 7b) – Rock Type Limestone – Altitude 654m a.s.l

Distance from Beirut 34 KM ; 35min – Season to climb: Spring & Autumn

A limestone cliff located in the Ain Trez Village, offering pleasant views and beautiful sights. Mainly some technical climbing. South-West facing cliff, it is best to climb early mornings or late afternoons especially in Summer. A 60m rope is enough for all the routes.

This crag was developed by the LCA in collaboration with Julien Pierson, Edgard Kazzi, Rami Bou Chdid and Elie Diab.

 

How to get there

From Aley, drive towards the upper part of the city direction "Bkhechtay, Chartoun, Richmaya". Landmark: the amusement park to the right of the road. Ain Trez is located straight after Chartoun 10km away from Aley. Arriving to Ain Trez, Locate on the right a large stone convent. Take a right on the road leading to the convent. The road winds down. Park on the last bend before the concrete houses located a hundred meters away. Walk on the path towards the left that leads to the top of the cliff edge.

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Approach

Follow the path from the parking lot to the East. After 5 minutes, you will reach a stone treadmill. After it, head down a few meters and continue walking East along a stone wall which supports an olive terrace, about 200m to a small pile of stones. At the pile of stones follow the steep path down towards the valley. after about 20 meters you can either go right towards Secteur Illusion, or left towards Secteur Princess Leila and Secteur Roméo and Juliette.

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Secteur Illusion

1 -Canicule - 5c - ★★
Initiation route (J. Pierson and E. Aboutayeh 2013)

2 - Le balayeur - 6a - ★★★
Ideal for crack lovers (R. Bouchedid 2013)

3 - Illusion - 6b+ - ★
Physical start (R. Bouchedid 2013)

4 - Liste de mariage - 6b - ★★★
Climb to the top of the pillar (J. Pierson 2013)

5 - Merci Ktir - 6c - ★★★
Slightly overhang, good holds (J. Pierson 2013)

Secteur Princess Leila

6 -Tintin - 5a - ★★
Initiation route (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2014)

7 - Milou - 5a - ★★
Initiation route (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2014)

8 - La Pistache - 6b+ - ★★★
Tricky passage on the pillar (J. Pierson and E. Kazzi 2013)

9 - L'asticot - L1: 5c L1+L2: 6b - ★★
Physical crossing over the intermidiate chain (J. Pierson 2013)

10 - Princess Leila - 6a+ - ★★★
First equiped route, technical slab (J. Pierson, R. Bouchedid and E. Diab 2013)

11 - La paille - 5c - ★★
Small holds (J. Pierson and E. Kazzi 2013)

12 - Mirage - L1: 5c L2: 7a+ - ★★
Athletic crack! Tricky slab (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2013)

13 - Urock - 6c+ - ★★★
Technical crack towards the end (J. Pierson and E. Diab 2013)

14 - Les baleineaux - 7b - ★★★
Technical roof passage, long reaches (J. Pierson 2013)

 

Secteur Romeo & Juliette

15 - Le verger - 7a - ★★★
Requires a good sense of reading in the slab (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2013)

16 - Mich Moustahil - 6b - ★
Very delicate in the placement (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2013)

17 - Sens Unique - 6c - ★★★
Good holds on a magnificent yellow rock (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2013)

18 - Mogou - 6c - ★★★
Bouldery start with some gastons (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2014)

19 - Romeo & Juliette - 6b - ★★★
A very nice route with a little commitment, a must do! (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2013)

20 - Zeitoun - 6a - ★★★
The first crack passage is a bit physical (J. Pierson and R. Bouchedid 2013)