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Anti -Atlas. Tafroute and Jebel El Kest

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Anti -Atlas. Tafroute and Jebel El Kest  


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Description 

The area has many crags of excellent quartzite rock up to around 1500'. Situated near the small town of Tafroute about 100 miles south of the pleasant tourist town of Agadir (airport)There is a guide book available from Cicerone Press by Claude Davies it came out in 2004 so there has been other first ascents over the last four years. There are several hotels in town some cheap and a four star hotel(Les Amandiers) that s cheaper than most US or UK regular hotels.Very friendly locals.Best time around mid March .The climbs range from about 5.4 to around 5.10 ,but the majority of the classic climbs are usually in the 5.7 to 5.9. range. The whole area of perhaps hundreds of crags is a trad climbers paradise and more so those who like doing first ascents. Most if not all the climbs were put up from the ground up on sight with a light rack and at times a couple of pitons were carried but rarely used.Most first ascenders were from the UK and would be considered veteran climbers.

Getting There 

Fly to Agadir and rent a car.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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With Chris on a new route above a remote village
With Chris on a new route above a remote village
Tafroute area villages
Tafroute area villages
Andy Ross on a FA high above the valley
Andy Ross on a FA high above the valley
This shop owner in Tafroute is a good source of in...
This shop owner in Tafroute is a good source of in...
Shopping
Shopping
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More shopping ..Spices
The Guide book to the Moroccan Anti- Atlas ,by Cla...
The Guide book to the Moroccan Anti- Atlas ,by Cla...
Massive unclimbed crags and walls such as this are...
Massive unclimbed crags and walls such as this are...
The locals are very friendly and understand that c...
The locals are very friendly and understand that c...
Andy Ross . New routing in Morocco. Diamond Crag
Andy Ross . New routing in Morocco. Diamond Crag
Village near Tafroute
Village near Tafroute
The veteran team on this trip ...both from the Sta...
The veteran team on this trip ...both from the Sta...
Perhaps the most famous of the rock faces in the T...
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Joe Brown new routing.
Joe Brown new routing.
The famous Morty Smith , one of the veteran member...
The famous Morty Smith , one of the veteran member...
Paul Ross on a first ascent of a granite slab ,not...
Paul Ross on a first ascent of a granite slab ,not...
The town of Tafroute
The town of Tafroute
Paul Ross belayed by  Claude Davies 1995.  FA on a...
Paul Ross belayed by Claude Davies 1995. FA on a...

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By Steve Broadbent
Oct 15, 2010
Further information about climbing in the Tafraoute area is available online at www.climb-tafraoute.com

A new guidebook 'Moroccan Anti-Atlas North', covering 55 crags and over 650 routes on the north side of Jebel el Kest is due for publication December 2010 (available on the link above)
By Emma Alsford
From: Cardiff Wales U.K
Oct 22, 2012
New definitive guidebook for the Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra north (an area about 40 minutes from Tafraoute) containing around 1,000 routes in 6 main areas now available (published September 2012) - see moroccorock.com Posting to USA is 10 so cost is 35-00 through this site and via paypal. Fantastic trad climbing from single pitch roadside cragging to multi-pitch mountain adventures. Still in its relative infancy and plenty of scope for new routing. The most up to date information available as it comes with a free and regularly updated supplement.
Hammer Finger 5.12a on the iconic Finger and Thumb...
Hammer Finger 5.12a on the iconic Finger and Thumb pinnacles in the Samazar Valley