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Climbing indoors and outdoors in Riyadh

Hi I'm considering taking a teaching position in Riyadh. I've been rock climbing off and for 20 years. Its necessary to my happiness! Can women rock climb indoors and outdoors in and around Riyadh? Is it very difficult to find climbing partners? Thanks for any help :-) Feel free to get in touch if you're looking for partners too. If I can't climb I won't take the job. Thank you! Bethan

yes you can climb.

Thank you. How long does it take to get to the outdoor climbing? How many bolted sport routes are there? How many traditional routes?

Will you be covered by your health insurance?

yes health insurance part of the package. interview hasn't happened yet. all preliminary questions. but i will feel better knowing i won't have to give up climbing

The reason I ask is an expat in Korea fell when climbing and wasn't covered (she thought her work coverage was sufficient - it wasn't) and the resulting repair bills (fractured arm and hip) meant she was stuck in the hospital until her family could fly over and pay up $five-figure sum. Also another friend of mine in Hong Kong fell off a surfboard onto the concrete pier - he wasn't covered either but managed to convince the hospital staff he tripped and wasn't doing 'dangerous' sports.

Just a heads up  :)

Thanks for the advice :)

No probs, I'm a Mod for a big expat teacher website in Korea, so I see a lot of noobs come a cropper out there. As you probably know many US/UK/Oz/NZ/Canadian teachers in Korea are fresh out of school and don't know their arse from their elbow, and get caught by circumstances they never knew existed. I was the same; most of us were. You said 'Rock Climbing' and my 'Oh shit' meter spiked, nothing to do with you - just I've read about or seen a few people get in real dire straits if they have an accident. They're usually motorbike-related but that one, rock climbing incident was heart-breaking, the girl had worse injuries than I said before - she had to go through a lot of physio (which is expensive) - and her hobby might not be available for her again. It's like if I had a bad accident on a motorbike and couldn't ride - ever again.

there is / was a facebook page on it for Saudi.. ive started RC but haven't found the time out here or a partner for that matter. but there is places a few K out of Riyadh but that's on the FB page . Climbing in this heat  different  matter altogether ..Best of luck with the decision

Hi Guys, I am very interrested into Climbing Indoors & Outdoors. Does anyone knows if a coumpound provides this activity ?

Contact me via private channels - lots of climbing here.

I am interested to climbing around riyadh any team \ group to join .

Hey
How r u ?
Do u find any ? I am interested into climbing as well

hi,
I am from spain and I am going to move to Riyadh in a few weeks.
I am looking for indoor rock gym and rock climbing people. I have look foward internet but i did not found so much.
I do not know if there is easy to find places to climb.
Can anyone help me?
thank you very much

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