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біля Ruḩaybah, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
With a gps track of low quality and intermittent I have traced this route, which is 2 days, although mostly has been done in one day.
Day 1: we arrived in the evening and walked up wadi litibah from wadi Ghalilah. The route at the time wasn't as well maintained so it's about 1 hour to the base of the scree, however this is now quicker. We went up the scree northwards and camped at the top ready for the next day.
Day 2: After topping out from stairway to heaven we headed south following the stairway loop. The mountain is a convex peak of false hope with at least 5 false horizons making the peak around three times further away than initially expected. It's a long slog with no shade, water, access etc, and can take anything from 1:15-2 hours+ depending on the group.
Once at the top, a track (now multiple tracks) run along the borders which take you slightly downwards. At this point the stairway loop heads off to the west, and the tracks weave back uphill passing near to the summit of Jebel Bil Ays. A few hundred meters off the track to the peak made the day with a sheer edge to the south side allowing for amazing views over the central Wadi Bih valley and across to jebel Qihwi.
We then followed the border tracks along the border edge for the afternoon which at times is plain, however the views as they change are stunning. We arrived at the Ghabib plateau for sundown at 6, and camped by the farm.
The route was generally moderate although it had three periods. Stairway is an exposed but easy scramble, Hard for a 'walk' but easy for 'mountaineering'; it's a mental game and therefore highly subjective. The following summit is then moderate with no tracks and is generally rocky and mentally draining. The track thereafter is then very easy including the jebel.