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. Check out our selection of guidebook updates and additional topos here...
MAID MARION ROCKS 2018 UPDATE
Last year saw lots of new routes at this excellent single-pitch crag. This free download is a comprehensive topo to the crag, including all recent development.
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.
For a full list of downloadable material, updates, and new topos, please see the Digital Downloads section of our online store.