TAFRAOUT Climbing

Guidebooks

A variety of good guidebooks exist for Tafraout and the Anti-Atlas, and on this page we've collated some information to give you an idea of what's available. All of the guidebooks listed on this page are available for sale in our Guidebook and download Store.

Climb Tafraout Guidebook

Climb Tafraout Guidebook

Describing almost 1500 routes on 79 crags across the whole of the Anti-Atlas region, this is the most up-to-date and detailed guidebook ever produced for the area. Clear photo topos and Geographics maps help you find your way to the very best climbing that Tafraout has to offer, on both the north and south sides of the range.

With 400 pages of detailed descriptions, as well as a handy crag-selector and full background information, this is the only guidebook you need for a memorable climbing adventure, whether you're a first-time visitor or Anti-Atlas veteran.

The guide is published by the Oxford Alpine Club, who have built on 10 years of Tafraout guidebook experience, having produced the first ever guide to the north side of Jebel el Kest, the definitive guide to the entire region, and more recently the very successful Pocket Guide series. This latest edition is a state-of-the-art guidebook, with a large-format A5 page layout, glossy photos and sewn binding.

Available for pre-orderin our Guidebook & Download store HERE...

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Profits from the sale of this guidebook go towards supporting the replacement of soft anchors in the Anti-Atlas. For more information, please visit our Anchor Fund page.

Tafraout Pocket Guides

Published in 2013, the set of three Tafraout Pocket Guides have become a popular sight on the crags of the Anti-Atlas, selling so quickly that getting hold of them has become tricky in recent months.

The guides are A6 format, so they fit easily into a pocket or day-sack lid, making them perfect for carrying up long routes. Describing more than 1000 routes between them, they still represent the most up-to-date and definitive guides to all of the best crags in the range.

Each volume contains full background information, along with handy crag reference tables to help you choose a venue. Routes are described alongside accurate photo topos and detailed approach maps.Check out page samples below:

Coverage of the whole range is provided over the three volumes as follows:

Volume 1: Tagmout, Robin Hood Rocks, the Ameln Valley, and Tafraout Granite.

Volume 2: The Tarakatine Pass, Sidi M'Zal, Idaougnidif and Amzkhssan, as well as the Tizi N'Takoucht Escarpment and Jebel Taskra.

Volume 3: The 'North Side' centres of Afantinzar, Samazar, and Tagzene.

You can buy Pocket Guides in our online shop, as well as at various retailers in the UK and Tafraout.

Profits from the sale of Tafraout Pocket Guides are now being put into the Anti-Atlas Anchor Fund, helping to pay for the replacement of fixed abseil chains and cables. To learn more, please visit our Anchor Fund Page

Tafraout Definitive Guides

Describing all 2000 routes across the entire range, this two-volume guidebook was the definitive guide to Anti-Atlas climbing when it was published in 2013. 

Volume 1: The South Side of Jebel el Kest, including the Ameln Valley and Tafraout Granite.

Volume 2: The North Side of Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra.

Both volumes are now out of print, but a few copies of volume 2 are still available. (Note: as these books were originally sold as a pair, volume 2 does not contain the background information or introductory chapters).

Morocco Rock

Published by Crack Addicts in 2012, this A5 guidebook describes 1000 routes on the north side of Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra. 

Although it is now somewhat out of date, routes reported since 2012 are included in the 2015 Update, available from our guidebook and download store.

LOCAL AREA MAPS

Check out our complete range of local area maps, including the 1:50000 Outdoor Activity Maps as well as free downloads.

Climbing Guidebooks

A full range of climbing guidebooks is available in our online shop, or you can read about what's available here.

Free Downloads

We've got a bunch of free downloads to help you get the most out of your trip to the Anti-Atlas, including maps, updates, and topos.

Online New Route Book

Check out the latest new routes, or report your own first ascents in our online new route book.