|South West Ridge||S 4a|
|300m, 8 pitches. Climb A 11 in Cicerone guide "Climbing in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas" |
Long ridge route with lots of gear, holds and pleasant exposure, some loose rock on 1st pitch up from valley but mainly sound throughout. Some very large belay stances at half height and near the top. Route follows the ridge until it widens towards the top when you need to carry on upwards for another two or so pitches before heading rightwards over an obvious ledge system and down towards the shepherds path. Don't head right too early, it's easier to access the ledges from above. Descent is straightforward after this. An alternative is to carry on the route scrambling upwards towards higher ground, allowing a walk across to Jebel el Kest or down the left end of the crag (looking in).
C.E. Davies & A.P. Turnbull 2003