Climbs 16 (4+ to 7a) – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1453m a.s.l
Distance from Beirut 62 KM / 1h30– Season to climb: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Chatine was the first climbing site developed in the region of Tannourine back in 1999. The French Army instructors, François LE RAY, Jean-Luc SCHMITT and Jean-Paul EHRHARD equipped for initiation with many relatively easy routes and very safe bolting. However, there are also a few overhanging challenges to keep the more experienced climbers happy. The crag faces east and enjoys a lot of shadow in the afternoon.
how to get there
You have two options:
- From Beirut, drive North direction Jbeil / Byblos. Take the exit on the right, and drive up to Annaya for about 20 min until you reach an exit on the right going to Laqlouq. You will find yourself on a road going a bit down and with speed bumps, you will be on the right track. Keep driving for 10 min, you will go through Ehmej and Laqlouq. The road will be going up again and you'll see a gas station on the right. After that, the road either continues straight or goes on the left, take that turn. Keep driving down for 7 min, and pass the Baatara Gorge (check that out if you have never seen it! It is not to be missed). You will get to the crag when you see an entrance made of wood on the left.
- From Beirut, drive North until you reach Batroun. Pass the army check, take the exit after seeing Batroun written on the mountain in front. Drive over the brigde, take a right and then again a right going up. You will be perpendicular to the highway. Keep driving until you reach Tannourine El Fawqa. At the village, do not take the road on the left leading to the church, but keep straight and drive for 10 min. You will see the crag on your right.
Park your car in the small space next to the entrance. Cars are not allowed inside. Walk along the off road for about 5 minutes, until you reach the crag.
There might be someone asking to pay an entrance fee as it is a private land and people often camp there, it should not be more than 5.000LL.
The climbs at Tannourine-Teffehat have no name.
2. 6c+ Top-rope
4. 7a Top-rope only
5. 6b+ on the left or 6a+ straight up