Scimitar ridge*** VS 5a
[Scimitar Ridge Pitch 3, 4 kb]265m, 10 pitches. Follows the obvious ridgeline up the south face of the central buttress on Safinah.

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Photo: Scimitar Ridge Pitch 3 © Andy Chubb
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Led odd pitches.
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/15 with Matt Fennelow

max_chan - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/15 with Becky Ellis

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Nov/14

Completed in 6 pitches as described in Morocco Rock, running a few together up as far as the overhang to get there in 3 pitches. Did not find the 'steep wall' or 'hand traverse' low down - we just stuck to the line of the ridge. Great climbing from the overhang onwards, with plenty of gear on it and the smooth rib above.
Andy Chubb - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Guy Hustinx

a perfect big mountain day under hot sun. expect to drive on dirt track for an hour in the valley. highlights of the climb are pinnacle on first pitch, overhang on 5th pitch and some bold moves on the arÍte. allow 1.5hrs for walk back.
zadurrani - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14

john max - AltLd - 07/Mar/14 with Julian Sorrell

Led pitches 1, 4, 6, 8,9 & 10 of guide but did in 8 pitches. Started on ledge part way up 1st pitch and belayed at tree below pinnacle enabling pitches 2 & 3 to be run together by Mick. Pitch 4 scramble - placed no gear. Mick did 30m pitch 5 rather than 20, belaying immediately below crux. Overhang is tackled leftwards up onto slab. Pitch 9 was lovely with perfect gear and rock and with runners extended was able to continue up the final easier ground to summit in a 55m pitch. [Julian & John Max followed us up, sharing belay points]. Gravel/dirt track makes for interesting driving with 10k & 45 mins off tarmac in 2nd gear - takes longer than guide suggests. Easy descent on good path once got down to lower col.
john_ni - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Mick Sissons (PCC)

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 19/Nov/13 with Clare

Great day out!
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/13 with Adrian

Lovely, though think we were off route for the first two pitches.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/13 with Amy

leeoftroy - Lead O/S - Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jan/13

rjshade - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Cameron Hall

cameron_hall - Mar/12 with Robbie Shade

Lovely route, mostly clean rock although the occasional loose boulder gave me some nervous moments.
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/12 with Harri!

Harri777 - AltLd - Feb/12 with Naomi

Catsjit - AltLd - Feb/10 with Jan Van Winkel

Steve Broadbent - 2008

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