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

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hannah Moulton 3 Jan Solo
meanderthal 3 Jan Solo
with Rachel, Peachey, Hannah Moulton
with Rachel, Peachey, Hannah Moulton
Norman_P_W 9 Nov, 2018 AltLd Down mid afternoon, coffee with local man then Al & Andy late down!
with Steve Newman
Down mid afternoon, coffee with local man then Al & Andy late down!
with Steve Newman
Hidden 11 Oct, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 2 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
iainJ 2 Feb, 2018 Solo
George Budd 10 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S
Lizard Ollie 10 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S As the start of the Jebel el Kest summit
As the start of the Jebel el Kest summit
PilarMartinez 1 Nov, 2017 AltLd
Julesthe1st 1 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S As part of a big link up to the summit of Jebel El Kest. Moved together for a large part of it.
As part of a big link up to the summit of Jebel El Kest. Moved together for a large part of it.
Julian Prieto 1 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S En route to summit of Jebel el Kest
En route to summit of Jebel el Kest
91dave 5 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S Jebel-el-Kest via Angel's Crest (1/3)
Jebel-el-Kest via Angel's Crest (1/3)
Hidden 5 Apr, 2017 Lead
Alex Eperon 2 Feb, 2017 Solo Lost, probably off-route
with Valerio
Lost, probably off-route
with Valerio
Hidden 31 Oct, 2016 -
tcn_2002 30 Oct, 2016 Lead
daviesp2 11 Oct, 2016 AltLd
tobyk 27 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S Very adventurous with difficult route finding. The first couple of pitches required a delicate touch, and found the climbing above fairly continuous. Traversed off on the shepherds path below the scramble as ran out of time.
with Emma Akam
Very adventurous with difficult route finding. The first couple of pitches required a delicate touch, and found the climbing above fairly continuous. Traversed off on the shepherds path below the scramble as ran out of time.
with Emma Akam
Hidden 13 Mar, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 13 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 13 Oct, 2015 - Enroute to summit of of Jebel el Kest
with Floris
Enroute to summit of of Jebel el Kest
with Floris
Andy Moles 28 Mar, 2015 Solo En route to Jebel el Kest
with ferdia
En route to Jebel el Kest
with ferdia
ferdia 28 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
thomaspomfrett 30 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2015 Solo O/S
Kemics 26 Mar, 2014 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
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
Melonfly 26 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S BEAUTIFUL!
with Kemics
BEAUTIFUL!
with Kemics
Martin Bennett 25 Mar, 2014 -
with RA
with RA
john_ni 5 Mar, 2014 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)
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)
Maia 5 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Day after sprained ankle, some loose rock and quite a bit of swelling
with MYox
Day after sprained ankle, some loose rock and quite a bit of swelling
with MYox
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd O/S
Giles Eperon 3 Nov, 2013 -
Hidden 3 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2010 AltLd
Stuart Hurworth ?Feb, 2010 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, Marcus99
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, Marcus99
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