The Great Rock of Samazar, or Aylim to give it its correct Berber title is one of the biggest crags in the Tafraoute Anti-Atlas. With climbing on three distinct faces this could almost be considered to be three separate crags, of which the mighty East Face is the most impressive, giving incredible mid-grade adventures that start right by the roadside and run up to 800m or 20-odd pitches in length.
The 'smaller' West Face (Fig Tree Wall) is home also to some great outings, all between 4 and 6 pitches with an easy approach and suny aspect.
Tafraout Pocket Guides (2014), Tafraout - Rock Climbing in Morocco's Anti-Atlas (2013), Morocco Rock (2012), Moroccan Anti Atlas North - Climbing on the North Side of Jebel el Kest (2010)
|2||Cobra Crack||HVS 5b ***||1|
|4||Thunder Rib||S ***||1|
|5||Delerium||E1 5b ***||1|
|6||The Polish Pillar||E1 5b **||1|
|7||East Face Direct||HVS 5a **||1|
|8||Central Buttress Direct||E1 5b ***||6|
|9||Central Buttress (Mellor-Broadbent)||VS 4c ***||2|
|10||Pipeline at the Gates of Dawn||HVS 5a|
|11||The Great Ridge of Samazar||VS 5a ***|
|12||Labyrinth Ridge||VS 5a ***||4|
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