Nice 5 pitch climb.

Ticklists: Top 10 VS/HVS Routes in Tafraout.


ClimberDateStyle
John Nuttall 16/Mar Lead
with Sharon
stevelismore 08/Mar Lead rpt

I led every pitch, wrapping some together so about 6 pitches in all . Some of the slabby pitches were covered in moss so a bit tricky. This was a harder climb for Karen than she had ever done before and she did well.

with Karen Rose
Pete Nugent 08/Mar 2nd

Nigel & Steve shared leads on this one. A good day out & a good introduction to Moroccan Rock. Had trouble identifying the start initially despite the fact that Nigel had done the route before! NL led P1,2, 5. Descent was marked with cairns and easy to follow.

with Nigel Lyle (LMC), Steve Lyon
samkat 06/Mar AltLd
with Mike Stevenson
Hidden 06/Nov/16 AltLd
Hidden 27/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
kp64zl ?/Apr/16 Lead

OK route. Overhyped. Should *not* be in top 10 routes.

with Stefen B
duncana 30/Mar/16 AltLd

Good climbing / rock, although not the best line

with Pippa Archer
PilarMartinez 15/Nov/15 AltLd
Julian Prieto 15/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

Led P2, 5. Climbed in 5 pitches as in Morocco Rock guidebook.

Harry Ellis 14/Nov/15 AltLd

More like a classic severe

with matt fraser, Gareth Scott-Borthwick
Tubs 30/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Disappointing with lots of scrambling. A 5-pitch Severe with a couple of 4c moves does not make a 3* VS.

with Naomi, Amanda
albt 16/Oct/15 AltLd rpt

opposite leads to last time

Ugly Kid Jo 16/Oct/15 AltLd

I led pitches 1, 3 and 5. Eventually worked out to go right of the overhang on pitch 3! Very long pitch with horrendous rope drag. Awesome traverse on pitch 5

with Andy from GMC
daviesp2 16/Oct/15 AltLd

P1,3 and 5

with Ruth
Hidden 12/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Nick Russell 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together for the first half then some major faff ensued when I dropped my belay plate. Pitched it to the top. Some good bits.

Hidden 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
alan rosier 14/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Meh...

Hidden 14/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
fizzychewitt 16/Mar/15 AltLd
with Jayne
Nigel Bond 11/Mar/15 Lead
with Colin Hutton
john max 08/Mar/15 AltLd
john_ni 08/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1st & did in 6 pitches. Pitch 1 is just a scramble. Shortcuted from belay 2 ('Partytime Belay') to belay just before overhang & 'Snoggers Perch' due to drag at step right & left just below. Guidebook pitch 8 is a walk up a grassy gully and breaks the climbing. A nice easy VS, but not Top 50. [Jen Maxfield & Julian Sorrell following as pair]. Scramble up & rightwards once finished then follow cairns down to road. Had time for a route on Ksar Rock after.

Hidden 06/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
Bob M 24/Feb/15 AltLd

A grand day out up a very impressive crag. Not sustained and nothing harder than 4b. The two guidebooks have different descriptions for the middle section - we followed the OAC book which uses the leftward crack from 'Real Men Wear Pink' in Morocco Rock - well worth including as its one of the best bits of the climb.

bryan61 07/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with m meaney
john lynch 06/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with Tom
nick ferro 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Edwards, Oli Birkill
Kevin Cass 06/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with S Westwood
Ian Stirrups 03/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with Sue
Sam4242 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
joeallen28 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Awesome mountain day out! Scrambled the first pitch, making it 4 pitches of actual climbing. I led 1 and 3, Sam led 2 and 4 (and probably the harder pitches to be honest!)

with Sam4242
zadurrani 18/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

impressive rock face, sustained climbing with the crux on 5th pitch negotiating an overhang. walk back is improved now as we built more cairns.

stevelismore 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 5 pitches. I led the 4c Pitch 3 and Maia got the airy 4c at Pitch 6. Unlike the prickly trails we had to follow down from other routes the descent was straightforward-so a great day all round.

Hidden 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
sopaz 07/Mar/14 AltLd

P 1,3,5

with Palmer
Palmer 07/Mar/14 AltLd

Lead P2 P4 great steady climbing good position.

oscaig 05/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led even pitches 2,4,6 etc - nothing difficult but crux on pitch six was nicely 'airy'. Oh, and if you find a key for a Renault Symbol somewhere on the climb, it's mine - rescue from the valley took almost as long as the climb itself...

kim.mulji 05/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Great climb. Led odd pitches, though belayed just above hard problem on the last pitch due to rope drag, and partner led easier ground up. Descent straightforward and not too hard (down in an hour) in the light, though might be a bit harder to find the way (marked by Cairns) in the dark. Got back to car to find we had lost the car keys though. Had to be rescued from the valley back to Tafroute!

nigel bassam ?/Mar/14 AltLd
with Zaheer
PaulTanton 09/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Not as good as the guide makes out, but still worth doing

with Alison McBride, Ken McBride
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd O/S
will_lake 17/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Richardlake 17/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
CrispsSmiths 05/Dec/13 AltLd
with Ant Man
Hidden 05/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Nov/13 -
Steve Lenartowicz 14/Nov/13 Lead
with Clare
Elsier 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Lovely climb, nice and relaxing VS with short approach and descent, and only two technical pitches which are not very sustained.

with Ian
Carol Goodall 07/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

A good long route with interest all the way up, especially the "climb steeply" section :-)

albt 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
matt.woodfield ?/Apr/13 AltLd
Andy Chubb 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

A great line but not a *** climb. Too much scrambling at the bottom and top, but the middle bits are good, and in great positions. Pitch 3 is 4c. The guide needs some careful interpretation

with Guy Hustinx
Hidden 17/Mar/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 31/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
Chriswallis2 23/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
with Joe
riven 23/Dec/12 AltLd O/S
adam06 09/Nov/12 AltLd
Jones_88 09/Nov/12 AltLd

Good day out with some great exposure. Route finding was made a great deal easier when the guys that done the first accent were on the route next door.

haydng 05/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Easy route up a great cliff. Particularly liked the final pitch through the edge of the arch.

with Rachel
RMG 05/Nov/12 AltLd
with haydng
rjshade 18/Mar/12 AltLd dog

Went a bit off route. Scary overhang about halfway up, needed to prussik up after coming off.

with Cameron Hall
Catsjit 11/Mar/12 AltLd
KeenClimber 05/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Ron
will_benfold 09/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 18/Mar/10 -
with AlanB, Ali
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