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

Sophie Nunn 13/Oct -

Enroute to summit of of Jebel el Kest

with Floris
Andy Moles 28/Mar Solo

En route to Jebel el Kest

with Ferdia
ferdia 28/Mar AltLd O/S
with Andy
thomaspomfrett 30/Jan Solo O/S
with Ali Baxter, Pat Brien
Hidden 30/Jan Solo O/S
Melonfly 26/Mar/14 AltLd O/S


with Caleb
Kemics 26/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Took a bit of a detour to find the route. Great adventure climbing. Loved watching the birds of prey playing on the thermals

with Mel
john_ni 05/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 & 5. 1st pitch was hardest with some loose rock. Walked to back of ledge and up by prickly pears for 2nd pitch but now seems we should have stuck to ridge (mus't be as hard as it looked); back on route by pitch 3. Upper pitches have exposure, views and great climbing. Scrambled to top then walked North to The Angel's Crest and Jebel el Kest for a long fantastic day. [Need to complete this route by 2pm to do most of the descent from Jebel in daylight]. Single half rope, set wires, cams 1-4 , few quickdraws and approach shoes.

with Tim Waterhouse (PCC)
Hidden 05/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Giles Eperon 03/Nov/13 -
Hidden 03/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth ?/Feb/10 2nd O/S

Long, fun, non-challenging climbing, easy for a 4a but not sure I could say its a 3c. Nice view going straight up behind the village, was a brilliant experience. Luckly we got down before the most epic thunderstorm i've ever seen that proceeded to flash flood the center of Tafroute. Climbed as a three, but I only seconded.

with James Smith, Marcus Levens
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd
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