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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.
Fly to Agadir and rent a car.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Anti -Atlas. Tafroute and Jebel El Kest:
The Great Slab and Corner 5.9- 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 6 pitches, 1000'
US/UK 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
Aday Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Family Ross . 5.10c 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
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Family Ross . 5.10c 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b International : Africa : ... : Anti -Atlas. Tafroute and J...
Starts to the right of UK/US route up the fault line . see photo. These climbs are just two examples of the many excellent routes to be found in the area....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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