The southeast face of Bisotun, in western Iran’s Zagros Range, is a vast and complex 1,200m high limestone wall, variously reported as up to eight kilometres in width.
Currently there are approximately 60 routes, leaving plenty of space for additions. The rock is outstanding – generally sound, well featured and highly abrasive, the latter almost uncomfortably so.
Several huts are situated on terraces a little above half-height on the face, and routes to the summit are generally considered to require two days.
Many established lines do not climb to the summit but reach logical conclusions part way up the face, from where relatively easy descents are possible.
BEST TIME: March-ApriL
• full services of a professional expedition leader plus local guides
• 4×4 vehicle support as required
• all meals
• all transport as outlined in the itinerary
• all accommodation
• any specialist kit
• international flights
• local airport taxes and international visas
• tips to local guides
• personal equipment (once booked you’ll receive a short kit list)
• travel insurance