Climbs 21
Rocktype Quartzite
Altitude 1888m a.s.l
Faces W

Emma Alsford on the FA of Some Like it Hot, E3 5c, Tower 3, The White Dome, Ida Ougnidif, Morocco, photo Paul Donnithorne © Paul Donnithorne

Crag features

Without a doubt this set of cliffs (made up of 5 towers) is the piece de resistance of the Ida Ougnidif Area, containing fine adventurous outings from single pitch to 200 metres in length on some of the most immaculate rock in the region. A deceptively short 35 minute approach time for most of the cliffs and a very pleasant walk to reach a delightful setting in the heart of this crag infested landscape.

Tower 3 is more complex and slightly rambly-looking on first inspection. However, it contains some of the best climbing hereabouts, with lots of different types of climbing, a huge variety of grades and some truly characterful routes, all on immaculate quartzite and with choices from single pitch test pieces to adventurous 2-4 pitch outings.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 3rd Rock from the Sun
E2 5b  
2 Leaving Las Vegas
E2 5c *** 10
3 Crag Swag E3 5c *** 1
4 Some Like it Hot
E3 5c *** 1
5 Sugar Kane E3 5c **  
6 The Golden Compass
E1 5b *** 38
7 Central Arete
E2 ** 3
8 Giant
E2 5c *** 2
9 Ear Nose and Throat
E1 5b * 8
10 Carousel
MVS 4a * 1
11 Fiddler Under the Roof
E3 5c *  
12 House of Cards
VS 4c  
13 So Much for Sundowners
S ** 3
14 Hissing Sid's Staircase
D *  
15 Matt's Route
S *  
16 Cabaret * HS ** 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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