Welcome to Tafraout
Climb-Tafraout.com is an online resource for climbers, trekkers, and adventurous tourists visiting the Moroccan Anti-Atlas. We aim to provide all the information you need to make the most of your visit, from travel information and places to stay, to things to do and see in the surrounding area, as well as details of new climbs in the Tafraout region and latest updates on quartzite climbing in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas.
Once again, 2018/19 is shaping up to be a good year for Tafraout climbing. Here are a few things to look forward to for the coming season...
The big news this year is the publication of the long-overdue Tafraout Granite guidebook, which should go on sale late summer 2018. Granite climbing in Tafraout has had a bit of a shaky history, and it's probably fair to say that many Anti-Atlas trad climbers associate it with crumbly rock or badly bolted routes, but over the last few years those misconceptions have been changing. With loads of development on both sport and trad crags, Tafraout granite now has a lot to offer, from well-bolted sport routes, to desperate slab climbs, amazing jamming cracks, and the odd test-piece route that would be right at home on British gritstone. Hopefully we'll have copies of the new guidebook in stock before the start of the season, so watch this space...
Over on quartzite, there's still lots on new development to check out, and awaiting its second ascent is the epic Millennium Ridge, which at 1500ft is the longest route in the Anti-Atlas. This 30-pitch monster route goes at a steady V.Diff, surely providing one of the best mountain days that Tafraout has to offer. Whatever grade you normally climb, this is certainly one to put on your list for this season.
Meanwhile, if single-pitch cragging is more your thing, then be sure to check out the newly developed Douwalus Crags near Madao - probably one of the big discoveries of 2018 and certainly in need of some repeat ascents. Other cragging venues that saw some extensive development last year include Dragon Rock, Hairpin Slabs, and Maid Marion Rocks, so be sure to download our free topos before you head out this winter - check out our Guidebook and Download Store for more info.
Finally, the other big news in town is the availability of bouldering mats - These can now be rented from Maison Troc in Tafraout, so check them out for a perfect evening or rest-day activity.
The pace of development around Tafraout is still pretty staggering, with new lines being reported throughout each winter season. Our pdf downloads keep you up to date on latest developments, and can be downloaded from our Guidebook and Download Store HERE!
OUR MOST RECENT TOPOS...
ALMOND RIDGE TOPO
This is a new topo for Almond Ridge, which was bolted in 2018 and now provides a fun multi-pitch climb right on the edge of town - perfect for rest days or short afternoons of climbing.
2018 HAIRPIN SLABS TOPO
Hairpin Slabs has seen lots of action over the last year or so, with several high-quality new routes, mostly in the lower grades. There's traditionally been a lot of confusion over what's been climbed here, so hopefully this latest topo will go some way to clarifying which route is which!
For a full list of downloadable material, updates, and new topos, please see the Digital Downloads section of our online store.
Following the huge success of the Climb Tafraout Moroccan Anti-Atlas guidebook which was published in 2017, two companion guidebooks are currently in production and should be published by late 2018. You can read more about these, and the full range of other Tafraout climbing guides on our Guidebook Page.
Climb Tafraout | Moroccan Anti-Atlas (2017)
A single-volume guidebook to almost 1500 trad climbs across the best 79 crags in the Anti-Atlas, this is the ideal guidebook for climbers looking for adventurous traditional climbing across the winter-sun paradise of Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra.
There's everything here, from single-pitch cragging to 800m mountain adventures that start just yards from the car. There are brilliant multi-pitch crags, wild remote rock climbs and family-friendly picnic crags, all enjoying year-round sunshine. The Moroccan Anti-Atlas guidebook is your essential guide to some of the best winter trad this side of the Atlantic.
Climb Tafraout | Tafraout Granite (2018)
The only published guidebook to the brilliant granite cragging and bouldering surrounding the town of Tafraout, describing some 250 routes... from desert bouldering and single-pitch sport climbing, to the infamous jamming cracks and monster off-widths for which the area is becoming increasingly famous.
These enticing crags have hardly been known about until now, but are all located within 7km of Tafraout, offering a great variety of easily accessible climbing. The area provides a superb break from mountain routes for climbers here on a trad trip, but is becoming increasingly popular as a destination in its own right, and whatever your adventure entails, this guidebook is essential reading!