TANNOURINE EL FAWQA (Chir Al Ribazi)
Climbs 40 (4c to 7c) – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1585m a.s.l.
Distance from Beirut 90 KM ; 1h45 – Season to climb: Spring, Summer & Autumn
One of the oldest crags to be equipped in the country. It was bolted by French military soldiers in the late 1990's. Enjoy beautiful views with a great variety of beginner routes all the way up to 7c. You also have the option to do long multi-pitches. The crag gets sunny around midday.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Beirut, drive North until you reach Batroun. Take the exit on the right, pass on the bridge, go right and then again right. You are now going up to Tannourine. It is a 45 min drive until you reach Tannourine El Tahta. Keep on driving up to Tannourine El Fawqa village. Take a left, you will see a church. Keep driving for 10 min, the road has many small turns. You will then reach a flat road, where there will be on the left a sign in blue. It is a tight road, take it. Then make a left turn, you will be on a dirt road. Drive for about 5 min until you reach a metal cabin. Park your car there, the crag is right behind that mountain. A small path leads the way.
The grades have been revisited in 2016.
Sector I: Premiers Emois
Sector I has 4 climbs and is found just after your reach the bottom of the goat path.
1 - Jah Love 5b: 9 points / 34m
Great climb for beginners. Crux from the last bolt to the anchor.
2 - Harrisa Pick 4: 6 points + 3 points , 27m + 12m
3 - Clara & Julia 5a: 9 points + 3 points / 70m
The last three bolt are an easy walk.
4 - Joseph Nettoyeur 5c: 8 points / 25m
sector II: grosse fatigue
10 - Kikouyou 5b: 6 + 6 pts, 20m + 5m
11 - Les Freres Bodyguard 3+: 4 pts, 20m
12 - Trotinette 5a: 9 pts, 26m
13 - Jack Pote 5b+: 10 pts, 26m
5 - Yalla Chabeb 6a: 10 pts / 26m
6 - Staknik 5c+: 9 pts / 35m
7 - Yasmina 5a: 11 pts, 35m
8 - Alain Fatigue 5b: 6 + 5 pts, 20m + 5m
9 - Pokemon 5b: 10 + 5 pts, 20m + 5
Sector III: Souvenirs Futurs
18 - Marylou S'endort Sous La Neige 6a+: 12 pts, 40m
19 - Le Deniapeur 5b: 10 pts, 30m
20 - Captaine Joe 5c: 10 pts, 30m
21 - Pepe La Rainette 6a+: 13 pts, 35m
14 - Mimi 5b: 10 pts, 26m
15 - Les Amis Snoppy 5b+: 8 pts, 28m
16 - Dernier Puso A Beyrouth 5b/5b+: 25m + 5m
17 - Libil 5b/5b+: 20m + 10m
Sector IV: PSYCHOPATHES
22 - Tonton Flingeur 6a: 14 pts, 35m
23 - Raymond Ouvre Le Coffre 6b: 12 pts, 40m. Recommend route, nice climb, crack style.
24 - Le Seignus 6a+/6c: 30m + 5m. Short overhang.
25 - SOS a Mure 6b: 14 pts, 35m. Use slings for bolts 8, 12 and 13. Beautiful route.
26 - Yalla Habibi 5b/5a: 9 pts + 8 pts, 20m + 5m. Chimney style, loose rocks.
27 - Ou J'ai Foutu Ma M Sixteen 5b: 9 pts, 25m
SECTOR V: EXTASE
34- Jardiland 5b/5a/5b/5a: 130m
35 - Nath Et Bob Aux Aironces 6b: 9 pts, 30m
36 - Cecile Enleve Ton Pull 6b: 10 pts, 30m
37 - Valentinou 7a: 11 pts, 35m. Adrenaline, technical and mental.
28 - Le Peuple De l'Herbe 6c: 10 pts, 26m
29 - Le Tracteur A Dede 6c: 9 pts, 25m
30 - BNX 5c: 8 pts, 21m
31 - Litige L1 6b+: 25m
32 - Ali Bigoudi 6b+: 13 pts, 25m
33 - Tif Zou Et P'ti Lulu 6b: 13 pts, 35m
SECTOR VI: RENAISSANCE
38 - Rosalie 6b: 9 pts, 21m. Boulder start, recommended.
39 - Total Keops 7b: 11 pts, 33m. Boulder gym style start, upper part slabs, big run-outs. Recommended!
40 - Tilou et Les Tritons 7b: 12 pts, 35m
41 - Project 7c?: 25m
41 - Project 8?: 13 pts, 35m