Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here for millennia.

An ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. The city today is home to around 170,000 people and continues to boast a number of restored 19th century Ottoman buildings, restaurants, places to stay, and the like. But it is undoubtedly Karak Castle that dominates.


Weidaa Slabs

On the road up to Karak from the Dead Sea stand several west facing limestone cliffs that surround the small creek of Wadi Weidaa. These walls sometimes reach 200m in height with both bolted and non-bolted routes. This trail is perfect for beginner climbers and with a 5 pitch trad climb route and a spectacular view over the dead sea.