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RAD creates a climbing park in Tannourine

The reputation of Tannourine as a rural tourism destination for rock climbing has been established through the completion of a USAID grant, the first of its kind in Lebanon, and in terms of rock climbing for development, it seems to

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2014 Update

Again and again Lebanon never disappoints with its potential to become a rock climbing destination. With some international climbers taking the bait that RAD has put out there the spring season was shaping up to be epic. In the beginning

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Autumn Trip 2012 Tannourine

Return to Tannourine, October 5 – December 5 2012 500 bolts have gone into creating a total of 40 lines in Lebanon. In early October we were excited to be back in the village, and see what our friends from

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RAD article on Sport for Development Website

RAD is featured on our partner’s website, the International Platform of Sport and Development. Check it out: http://www.sportanddev.org/?5082/Rock-climbing-brings-in-revenue-for-local-communities-in-Lebanon

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The biggest day of climbing so far at The Olive Grove on Independence Day

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R-A-D in Lebanon 2012

Watch a slide show video about R-A-D in Lebanon in June 2012

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Article in L’Orient Du Jour

Grâce à une collaboration entre la municipalité de Tannourine, l’association suisse Rock Climbing Association for Development (RAD), et l’association sportive libanaise… Lire plus…

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Summary of Progress

We spent 56 days in Lebanon we drilled 220 +/-bolts, established 18 bolted rock climbs, plus cleaned two hard projects with Removable Bolts. Donated a Bosch Annihilator roto hammer, 100 meter static rope, 2 x 70 meter dynamic ropes, 2x

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Four new climbing sectors opened in Tannourine, Lebanon

Sixteen new climbing routes have been opened by R-A-D in May and June 2012, twelve of which are in a new climbing area, Tannourine El Tahtar, just below the Cedar line, an hour and a half from Beirut. Inspired by

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Destination Lebanon

Will on a 7b at River Valley Road

Lebanon has great potential to be a rock climbing ‘destination’. We found a good base of existing bolted routes, massive opportunity to establish new climbs on solid limestone, basic services ready to cater to rural tourism and a friendly climbing

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