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Trip Reports : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2010 - 2011 American/Iran Climber Exchange: IRAN
image 2 Sangsar Sol
image 2 Alam Kuh North Face

After a string of arrival flights landed in the wee, wee hours of the morning of June 5, we dealt with minor immigration hassles, cleared customs, rendezvoused with an amazingly wide awake contingent of ACI hosts, drove to our downtown Tehran hotel, napped for a few short hours, and then gathered for the first time as a group for a late lunch. By early evening, we were hiking up into the foothills of the mountains north of Tehran. Our destination: Darband, a prime bouldering site popular with young Iranian climbers. While our jet-lagged napping resulted in arriving at the site too late in the day to enjoy the company of local boulderers, we were able to get in a couple… [view report]