Wadi Rum offers some challenging rock climbing (up to Grade 8). Although the Bedouin have been climbing in the area for centuries, climbing as a modern sport is still relatively undeveloped. That said, there are now several accredited climbing guides, most of whom have been trained in the UK. Costs start at around JD200 for one to two days’ climbing.
Guides often suggest Jebel Rum for less experienced climbers: minimal gear is needed and it’s close to the Rest House. Another popular climbing location is Jebel Barrah.