Climbs 10
Rocktype Quartzite
Altitude 1600m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag U Lower showing Harbinger and surrounding routes © Stuart Hurworth

Crag features

The lower section of crag U. Lots of climbs up to 300m here. Good multi-pitch routes, although finding and sticking to them can be an issue. Approach it with an open mind, an easy looking route can often turn out to be somewhat harder especially if you are breaking new ground. Be prepared for abseil retreats, you may need to leave gear if your route goes astray.

Approach notes

Park somewhere a few hundred metres west of the village of Tighalt, there are several areas to park the car just off the side of the road. Walk up to the crag over the top of the hill or through the gorge, beware though it is full of loose earth, rocks and boulders and could be very dangerous if you are caught in a storm. The walk is quite strenuous and takes about an hour. There is plenty of scrambling and spiky plants to hassle you if you take the ridge to the right of the gorge. The crag is located on the right hand side as the stream bed emerges steeply from the gorge and before it enters the rift between the rock faces.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 White Tower Original Route HVS 5a *** 13
2 Harbinger
HS 4a *** 5
3 Freelander
VS 4c *  
4 Direct Route
HVS 5a *  
Climb name Grade
5 The Black Groove
HVS 5a *** 2
6 The Great Escape
HVS 5a 1
7 Vulture
HVS 5a  
8 Barbary Falcon
VS 4c  
Climb name Grade
9 Circle Seat
VS 4c  
10 Central Pillar of the Friends * E1 5a *** 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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