CLIMB TAFRAOUT | TAFRAOUT GRANITE
Published by the Oxford Alpine Club, 2018
A5 with card cover
Tafraout and the quartzite massifs of Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra, is now well known amongst climbers as one of the best traditional climbing destinations on this side of the Atlantic. To the south of the town, set against the magnificent backdrop of Jebel el Kest, lies a paradise of granite domes in the semi-desert back-country – a fascinating selection of crags on the doorstep of the town, with everything from single-pitch sport to multi-pitch trad adventures. The climbing here is characterised by short approaches, year-round sunshine, and one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. This guidebook describes almost 250 routes, from desperate jamming cracks and monster off-widths to delicate, bolt-protected slab climbs and desert boulder problems, all located within 7km of Tafraout. As well as clear, detailed mapping, the book includes full background information and photo topos throughout.
• The only printed guidebook to this region.
• Custom GeoGraphics maps contained within the book are the most accurate and detailed maps currently available for this area.
• Maps and topos are GPS compatible and all feature QR codes which can be scanned to provide locations on Google Maps.
• Published in collaboration with Vertical Life, this book includes free access to Tafraout routes on the Vertical Life App for iOS and Android.