/ NEW ARTICLE: Todra Gorge FAQ - by Glyn Jones
Glyn Jones gives us the low-down on everything we need to know in the latest UKClimbing FAQ Article.
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No more excuses for not going - great article.
Great article Glyn. Well written and really brings the place to life.
You never told us you did Heading The Shot!
How much did the flights cost you from Gatwick? I quite fancy going somewhere a bit more exotic for a climbing trip. What's it like for easier graded stuff for punters (like me!)
Nice one mate, brought back memories. Maybe stress that a 60m rope really is a minimum, we found quite a few single pitch climbs that needed a 70m for lowering off. For multi pitch we ended up using that and a 60m ice line we trailed just for abesing. We tried doing a route finding that 70m by itself wasn't enough to reach the next belay so had to abseil of a single bolt.
Like your profile and picture by the way.
Cheers mate, its was my first time out the country climbing and near enough fist time sport climbing, hightlight of my climbing to date.
Lots of people may be having to invest in a 60m rope though so may be worth a mention. The other option would be take 50m doubles as most people on this site are predomiantly trad climbers so may be something they own?
Great, so it's just the kind of place for me .... and you :0)
> Great, so it's just the kind of place for me .... and you :0)
It is perfect, no queues too.
Just had another thought. If your the alturistic type and fancy helping out then take some maillons. The lower of on lots of climbs is two bolts with a maillon through one, linked to the other with a very uv damaged bit of cord. If I went back I thought it would be nice to put something back in and put a second maillon on a lot of climbs. If the bolt was to go the UV cord would do nowt. You could just replace the cord, but the maillon would be more long term.
Re. the guide books - Does Hassan Mouhajir climb himself and would he be in his early 30's now?
We started a young lad from one of the hotels in the middle of gorge climbing in the early 90's, he was called Hassan, nice if it was!
Yes he does and hard (by my standards anyway), but every third person we met in Morroco was called Hassan. Could be your man, although I think he has done most of his climbing and bolting with spannish and french teams.
Nice idea. We're heading out to Todra at the end of this month so I shall pack some spare ones.
Regarding the bolting, I've seen several mentions about bolt hangers going missing on climbs on the gorge. Was this an historic issue or is it still an ongoing problem?
Is it worth taking some hangers along to replace any missing ones?
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