Farhad Tarash

Climbing in Bisotun

This 1200m vertical limestone wall is home to some of Iran’s most epic climbs. With more than 100 sport and trad multi-pitch routes, there's a grade here for everyone, and there are three shelters perched high on ledges if you want to stay overnight. The site is 200m past the main Bisotun carvings. See http://iranclimbingguide.com/ for detailed info.

The bottom part of the wall was artificially smoothed in the 7th century for an inscription that Khosrow II never got around to chiselling.