363m | 4.1 km | 3:21 hours
Tabur Far East is part of the famous Klang Gates Quartz Ridge in Hulu Kelang. Going from west to east, it is the set of peaks after Tabur East. There is another set of peaks even further east, and that is the so-called Tabur Extreme. I was initially under the impression that Tabur Far East and Tabur Extreme were one and the same, and only when researching the directions for this trip that I learnt that they were in fact distinct sets of peaks on the ridge.
When climbing Tabur East from the Klang Gates Dam, the trek goes up the Tabur East ridge, goes up and down 4 peaks before it ends at a sheer cliff that drops some 50m down to the forest floor. Beyond the void is Tabur Far East. It is not possible to access Tabur Far East from the Tabur East trek, or even from the forest floor below as it starts as a vertical wall. It has to be accessed by climbing the ridge from the other side.
Which is what we did.
Like the other Tabur trails, this had no shortage of thrills, vistas and scenery. But it was not much frequented, less than Tabur East and certainly far less than the popular Tabur West. We did not meet anyone during the whole journey, though we spotted climbers on Tabur East far away.
There are rock walls that must be climbed (and descended!), only attempt them if you have the strength and experience. If it looks difficult, then it is. Turn back.
Wear long trousers and gloves, to avoid scratches on the sharp rocks.