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Tafraout Guidebook Binding...

Posted by climb-tafraout on September 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The printing is finished and the new Tafraout guidebook is due to be glued together tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who has already pre-ordered a copy... it'll be on its way to you very soon.

New Tafraout Guide

Posted by climb-tafraout on July 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Sample pages from the new Tafraout guidebook, due for publication this autumn, are now available here.

The new book, Tafraout - Rock Climbing in Morocco's Anti-Atlas, has been long awaited as it's now almost ten years since Claude Davies' Cicerone guidebook 'Climbing in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas' first described some 150 routes in the Ameln Valley. Since then the number of routes in that valley alone h...

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New Climbers' Map for 2012-2013

Posted by Climb Tafraoute on October 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're visiting Tafraoute this winter then don't leave home without our updated map to the Anti-Atlas! It's the most accurate and detailed map to help you get to all of the crags on Jebel el Kest, whether you're driving in a hire car, hitching a ride, or travelling by taxi. Our 2012-13 edition has new crag locations added, useful contact numbers in case of an accident whilst you're out and about, as well as locations of guest houses, hotels and food shops.

What's more, it...

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Look good on the crag...

Posted by Climb Tafraoute on October 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW T-shirts now available!

The sun-drenched quartzite around Tafraoute is a climbing-photographers paradise, with chocolate brown rock underneath a sapphire blue sky... Our bran...

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NEW Forums on

Posted by climb-tafraout on February 18, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We've made some changes to our online forums, which will hopefully make it easier for people to discuss routes and climbing plans, whilst still providing an easy way for you to pass on feedback about climbs, new-routes, and corrections to our guidebooks!

There's also a new 'Looking for Partners' forum, for both Tafraoute and Todra, which will help put you in touch with other climbers visiting Morocco. Thi...

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White Tower Topo...

Posted by climb-tafraout on February 8, 2012 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Tafraoute's most popular multi-pitch climb, Joe Brown's masterpiece White Tower Original Route, is described in the recently-published Tifghalt miniGuide, and is now available from our downloads page.

The guide provides the most detailed access and route information yet published to some of the best mountain crags in the Ameln Valley, including the White Tower and Crags U, V, and W.

New-look for

Posted by climb-tafraout on December 8, 2011 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We've been making a few changes to the OAC web pages, and as a result has a new look to it! Over the coming months we'll be tidying up our new-route reporting, and topo-download pages as part of a wider overhaul of the OAC website. In the meantime, please feel free to make any suggestions of things you'd like to see on the site.

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Ben Wintringham Killed in Tragic Abseiling Accident

Posted by climb-tafraout on October 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with deep regret and enormous sadness that we have received news of the death of Ben Wintringham on Friday 21 October 2011. Ben was climbing in the Anti-Atlas with his wife, Marion, and fellow Anti-Atlas pioneer Mike Mortimer when the accident happened during the descent from a climb near Tafraoute. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Ben suffered fat...

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Photo Gallery working again!

Posted by climb-tafraout on August 10, 2011 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Our online gallery is up and running again. Apologies if you were unable to upload photos for the past few months, but the problems should now be fixed. Please share your Tafraoute climbing pictures with us - click the 'Recent Photos' header on the sidebar to see how...

Adrar Aiyur...The Last Great Problem

Posted by climb-tafraout on February 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Phrases such as 'the last great problem of the Anti-Atlas' are perhaps used too freely, but the NW Face of Adrar Aiyur is certainly gaining that kind of reputation, and so far it's not giving it up as easily. The 1000ft face, tucked away behind Adrar Asmit and Adrar Umlil is an undeniably tempting objective, but closer inspection has recently revelaed even more difficulties than previously sugge...

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