Adventure tourism is a growing industry in Palestine, offering opportunities to get out and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Palestine in an exciting way. Outdoor rock climbing has started to capture the interest of local Palestinians and foreigners as a new way to engage Palestine! The West Bank is home to half a dozen established climbing locations with the potential for many more.
A new social venture called Wadi Climbing has been leading the initiative of rock climbing in Palestine. Wadi Climbing is building the first indoor rock climbing gym in Palestine and addressing the huge lack of recreational opportunity. Wadi Climbing is filling a void in the recreational market by creating an energetic, community-driven facility that will be a positive outlet for its customers. The gym is set to open in Ramallah in the winter of 2016! In addition to the gym, Wadi Climbing has developed two outdoor climbing locations less than 15 minutes from Ramallah and offers guided climbing trips.
Rock climbing is a sport that builds trust, confidence and teaches people how to overcome challenges. In addition, the landscapes are beautiful and you get to be away from the urban noise and pollution for a day.