/ Toubkal and Todra - Morocco Questions
a) What kit you'd need for Toubkal in summer; from websites it looks like my alpine boots will be fine without crampons/axe?
b) If you can hire rock kit out there or worth taking the lot (rope and draws).
c) Any other unmissable sport climbing places for climbing in 6s and 7s?
Last year I went to Todra but not Toubkal, I'll let you know what I think.
If you get talking to the right people you can borrow rope (and I presume draws) when you get there but it's not blindingly obvious so you may spend first hour talking to someone who can sort you out a rope. (We had all our gear with us so didn't come across this problem). The guys lending kit also can be hired out as guides (but I presume you won't need that).
Try get accommodation which includes three meals a day. Food in the gorge is expensive and there isn't much variety throughout.
For grade 6-7 todra is excellent though! 100s of climbing within walking distance, have a great time!
Also don't get hustled into doing or paying for anything, but haggle for everything and you'll usually get a better deal than you'd have initially expected.
Regarding Toubkal assuming you're taking the South Cwm route you could just plod up in a pair of trainers. Though pair of boots and walking poles will make things a lot easier - there's a lot of scree in the summer.
Imlil's amazing; love it to bits :-)
Wasn't really looking for it, but didn't see anyone renting Sports Climbing kit - just the usual walking crampons and axes since I was there in Winter. Don't know if there's much bolted around in the area, there.
Thanks both. By the sounds of things, it might be better to try and fit a 60m and some quickdraws in. Is there a more interesting route up Toubkal?
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