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біля Athabāt, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
Basically it's by itself, with awesome views. Great mountain.
Of 3 routes I have used to get to and from the summit of Jebel Qada'ah, this GPS file approaches from the south and takes the eastern route to the main summit and comes down the south-western wadi. The description below is for the 3rd route, the ascent of this gps track, and the 2nd (descent) route is described separately here:
The Eastern Route: Rated 'Moderate' (Description - Bottom to Top)
Due to this being a round trip with the starting wadi and ending wadi not being too far apart, it only involves 1 car. Parking can be anywhere between waypoints 'bottom of wadi shortcut' and 'trek - start/end - 03'.
From where the track ends at 'trek - start/end - 03' the route goes straight up, in a straight line for a long time. However it is relatively easy going, with stable ground and no big steps/bolders to get over. It is quite hard to scale up how far you have gone and how far away the top of the gulley is, so I have waypointed 'half way up/down the gulley' as a guide. After this point the route became slightly steeper, but nothing particularly difficult. To the left (west) is a col on the ridge line, maybe a possible route over. To the right eventually the wadi heads up to remote farm houses, probably accessed from the northern wadi bih side via other villages. Not too long after this you will get to the saddle, and the top of the slog. From here you can see down into mussandam, the central wadi bih valley, the tighter gorges and the villages and peaks that surround further down and into the UAE.
From the saddle point turn left/west and start scrambling up. The scramble was grade 1 all the way, and wasn't particually challanging. We stuck to the southern side which developed into a sheer drop which curves around the south, west and northern sides of the summit.
At the top the route curves north taken by the greater ridge line to the summit. Along here what appears like a dry stone memorial, tomb or coffin appears on the ridge. Continue a short while after this to reach the slightly taller of the two main peaks of Jebel Qada'ah.
From the peak, if you wan't to take another route down, as I have done here, continue in the same direction (north) past the Jebel Qada'ah minor, before following the instructions in the other route listed here:
This route is the easiest route I have done to summit Jebel Qada'ah, however it is sustained and not an easy stroll, still with around 4000 foot of ascent/descent. From the end of the track (closest possible parking spot to this way up) the route takes around 5 hours, and is 8.5 km in length, just from start to summit. It doesn't have as many stages to it as other routes, or the same variety of features, however the views are stunning, and it is probably the quickest way to get to them.