/ Climbing in Morocco
Im off to Morocco in October/november for around 2 weeks around the Tafraoute area to get up to VS grade climbing done.
Has any body been before? If so have you got any tips on the area or crags to void or definately go to?
Any information would be usefull on either climbing there or just Morocco in generall.
It was great - don't have the guide to hand but will try and take a look tonight to refresh my memory!
People were very friendly and helpful - if you can speak a bit of French then you'll have no problem getting by.
If you're a nervous driver - get somebody else to drive! Roads can be a bit narrow for two vehicles, coaches never move over and the drops are big!
Nothing seems expensive out there really.
'Cafe Paris' is a great place for breakfast - get a pastry from the bakers next door and then grab an Expresso and enjoy your pastry and a coffee sat outside watching the world go by before heading out for the day.
Any specific questions, let me know.
Did you wild camp out for a few days at a time or is it better to just drive out every day to the climbs?
Taxis were pretty good' Taxi 2000 as very helpful.
Wrong taxi name, I've dug out the one we used.
He was great moving us around locally & to the airport at Agadir.
Grand Taxi No 1
New guide book due out in September by Paul Donnithorpe and Emma Elsford.
I was out there a few years ago and planning on going out in October/November (probably November) and would be interesting in meeting up out there.
Give me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in linking up.
Great place - Claude Davies guide covers area to outh of range and new guide to the north of the range.
PLace for adventures - but Tafraoute is a great and interesting place. Beware of locals selling carpets etc.
Heading out there myself in mid-November this year.
http://www.climb-tafraoute.com should answer a few of your questions.
- Ksar Rock (lots of really good single and short-multi-pitch cragging routes, specially at VS)
- Adrar Umlil (a superb mountain crag that'll keep you occupied for days. A routecard for Ice Age and Event Horizon is available at http://climb-tafraoute.webs.com/guidebooksminiguides.htm )
- The White Tower (OK, so it's HVS but it's a wonderful route! Tifghalt miniguide here... http://www.oxfordalpineclub.co.uk/downloads.html )
- The Central Buttress of Aylim (a roadside 500m VS! Free routecard at http://climb-tafraoute.webs.com/guidebooksminiguides.htm )
- Labyrinth Ridge on Aylim (800m roadside VS epic!)
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