Jebel Khazali is the fourth highest mountain in Jordan and has some of the hardest climbing routes in Wadi Rum. You will probably arrive here on a jeep tour to see the canyon that splits the rock on the northern side.
To enter you have to climb up a rock ledge and walk along it into the canyon. It´s only about a 100 meters long and there is not that much to see apart from Thalmudic drawings of people, horses and pairs of feet.
There is a story that the mountain was named after a criminal, Khazali, who was chased to the top and, with nowhere left to go, jumped off the side. But legend has it he floated down to the bottom and was unharmed! [more ]