Cleavage Canyon

The perfect canyon for complete beginners of all ages.

  • 3 hours
  • 250 UAE dirhams
  • Hajar Mountains

Service Description

This canyon is a great introduction to the sport of dry canyoneering, particularly if you have never done this before. After hiking the 4x4 track from the main road, approximately 15min, you will then weave and scramble through and around the river bed boulders of the wadi as it gentle rises, to meet the ridge line edges of the wadi above. There will be a practise session for you to get your descending skills honed, before a walk across the top of the main wadi, where you will have amazing views of the surrounding mountains, to the main tributary, where the abseils that descend back down to the main wadi begin. Here there are 3 abseils to tackle, each with their own obstacles to overcome. The final abseil is approximately 25m descent to the main wadi below. What will you need to join this hike; Confirmation of Covid-19 Vaccination or a Green Al Hosn. Hat or cap: To protect you from the effects of the sun, stop you cooking your brains & keep you looking young? Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the UV rays and dust particles. DID YOU KNOW...! MOST accidents in the mountains can be traced back to individuals not wearing appropriate eye wear. Either they could not see properly due to the strength of the sun or they wear not wearing their normal glasses & could not focus properly on the trail, causing them to have accidents...! T-Shirt or long sleeved shirt: Breathable/moisture/sweat wicking/quick drying - LIGHT WEIGHT. Light colours are usually best. Shorts or long trousers: Breathable/moisture/sweat wicking/quick drying - NO JEANS OR DENIM Sports Trainers/Hiking Shoes: As we are on a trail your regular running/gym trainers are just fine. As long as they have good grip on the sole, are able to be tightened up & hold your feet in place & have a covered toe & heal. (NO SLIP ON SHOES - MUST HAVE A FASTENING SYSTEM). Sandals, Flip-Flops, Crock etc etc are NOT PERMITTED Back Pack: You will need a small, back pack style (two padded shoulder straps) bag to carry your water, snacks phone/charger in for the day. Water: You must bring a minimum of 3 LITRES of water: You will need a lot of water to stay hydrated & fully functioning. Safety for you & your fellow hikers is our top priority. Electrolytes: Any from of electrolyte is good - You do not need High Energy Drinks. Food: Bring your own food &snacks. You know what you like best. Healthy, low sugar- high carbohydrate snacks are usually best. Medical Form: Complete & Return to HMA