Rock Climbing in Morocco

Rock climbing

Morocco is the home to several popular rock climbing destinations. In short, there is something for everyone from sport climbing in the Todra Gorge, the huge limestone walls of Taghia and last but not least the high peak of Jebel Toubkal.

Rock climbing
Rock climbing

The picturesque granite eggs of Tafraoute are often photographed and offers interesting boulders for climbing. The rocks have a nice shape and are slightly tilted. It is not an unusual sight so be rock climbing in Morocco in your t-shirts in the month of January. In worse weather, a light wind-protecting jacket or a fleece will be more than enough to save you from the cold. The area is well developed mainly by rock climbers from Great Britain and the majority of the routes were discovered some years ago by a group of experienced climbers like Joe Brown, Claude Davis, and others.

These climbers have found that in Morocco there are lots of pristine rocks that are similar in vastness and quality to those of Gogard and that these can perfectly satisfy every climber’s adventurous ambitions.

Rock climbing ropes
Rock climbing ropes

The city of Tafraoute can serve you as a good base with its hotels, camps, and markets. The climbing region is separated into two parts – the north and south part of Jebel el Kest. The south part is closer to Tafraoute (just 20 minutes’ drive by car from the city) and it’s where you can find routes discovered several years ago. The north side has almost as many routes as the south; however, it has been developed over the past few years. To reach that side from Tafraoute will take you longer. If you are planning to climb this side, it will probably better to find a resting place closer than Tafraoute.

If you are interested in a day excursion of rock climbing in Morocco, please contact us at: info@mosaicnorthafrica.com

Rocking climbing
Rocking climbing
About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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