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Routes in Anti -Atlas. Tafroute and Jebel El Kest

Aday Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Family Ross . 5.10c T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Great Slab and Corner 5.9-, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
US/UK T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 6,000 ft
Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Apr 27, 2009
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Description

The area has many crags of excellent quartzite rock up to around 1500'. Situated near the small town of Tafroute about 100 miles south of the pleasant tourist town of Agadir (airport)There is a guide book available from Cicerone Press by Claude Davies it came out in 2004 so there has been other first ascents over the last four years. There are several hotels in town some cheap and a four star hotel(Les Amandiers) that s cheaper than most US or UK regular hotels.Very friendly locals.Best time around mid March .The climbs range from about 5.4 to around 5.10 ,but the majority of the classic climbs are usually in the 5.7 to 5.9. range. The whole area of perhaps hundreds of crags is a trad climbers paradise and more so those who like doing first ascents. Most if not all the climbs were put up from the ground up on sight with a light rack and at times a couple of pitons were carried but rarely used.Most first ascenders were from the UK and would be considered veteran climbers.

Getting There

Fly to Agadir and rent a car.

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Emma Alsford
Cardiff Wales U.K
Emma Alsford   Cardiff Wales U.K
New definitive guidebook for the Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra north (an area about 40 minutes from Tafraoute) containing around 1,000 routes in 6 main areas now available (published September 2012) - see moroccorock.com Posting to USA is £10 so cost is £35-00 through this site and via paypal. Fantastic trad climbing from single pitch roadside cragging to multi-pitch mountain adventures. Still in its relative infancy and plenty of scope for new routing. The most up to date information available as it comes with a free and regularly updated supplement.
Oct 22, 2012
Further information about climbing in the Tafraoute area is available online at www.climb-tafraoute.com

A new guidebook 'Moroccan Anti-Atlas North', covering 55 crags and over 650 routes on the north side of Jebel el Kest is due for publication December 2010 (available on the link above) Oct 15, 2010

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