Tafraoute is still a developing climbing area, but a myriad of information exists for the adventurous trad climber, including two printed guidebooks and a handful of miniguides, downloads and online resources.
Moroccan Anti Atlas North is the essential guide to trad climbing around Tafraoute,detailing more than 650 routes on 55 crags on the north side of Jebel el Kest, with full colour photo-topos throughout. It is available from major climbing retailers in the UK, as well as a number of outlets in Tafraoute, including the Amandiers Hotel and Tafraoute Adventure. You can also buy it here today, and take advantage of our unique protective plastic cover (only available to online sustomers).
or... PURCHASE FROM THE OAC
Update 1.2 to Moroccan Anti-Atlas North (2011)
The task of updating the 1st edition guidebook has already become an immense job - our most recent update covers the 2010/11 winter season and includes a whopping 150 new climbs on the north side of Jebel el Kest, including a number of brand new crags and some super-classic big routes!
The 2010/11 MAAN Update is available from the OAC website for a small download fee of £3.99 - There's been lots of interest in our topos, update, and routecards, but hosting them online is unfortunately not free. By making a small charge to our download customers we hope to ensure that climb-tafraoute.com remains a useful source of free information for climbers visiting Tafraoute.
The update is available from the OAC pages... PURCHASE FROM THE OAC
However... as a thank you to customers who bought Moroccan Anti-Atlas North directly from the OAC, a low-resolution version of the update is available free on the link below (full members only).
A4 RouteCards to some of Tafraoute's great mountain routes are now available for download in pdf format.
Central Buttress on the East Face of Samazar's Great Rock is a 475m adventure that provides one of the best climbs of its type in the Anti-Atlas. This RouteCard includes the Direct Route (E1) and the Mellor-Broadbent Variation (VS), neither of which were included in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas North guidebook.
Event Horizon (HVS) on Adrar Umlil is one of the range's great mid-length multi-pitch climbs. This route card also includes neighbouring Ice Age (HS) for those who want an easier option, or a second route for the speedy!
Our free driving instructions (Agadir to Tafraoute) is an essential little map for first-time visitors, with all the info you need to get you out of Agadir Airport and down to Tafraoute. It's also useful for anyone driving from Marrakech via Agadir as well.
This NEW updated Tafraoute Climbers' Map is the definitive map for getting around the crags in the Anti-Atlas. Whether you're heading for the north side or staying in the Ameln Valley, this free download will save you a lot of getting lost when you get out there! It's also a great tool for waving at taxi-drivers if you're planning on going climbing without a hire car (handy for those of us who don't speak much Berber!)
A NEW updated MiniGuide to the roadside cragging on the Tarakatine Pass is now available for purchase from the main OAC pages. This guide details 60 short climbs and solos between Difficult and E1 on the crags above the road across the Tarakatine Pass near Tafroaute.These routes do not currently appear in any other guidebook to the area, and whilst it's never going to be a major destination in its own right, the Tarakatine pass is a great place to pass a few hours with some easy routes and solos in a magnificent setting. The crag dries very quickly after rain, and tends to remain dry when the higher mountain crags are shrouded in winter cloud.
Our long-awaited Tifghalt MiniGuide is now available from the OAC website. This comprehensive guide to routes on the Tifghalt crags includes new approach maps and detailed access information to crags U, V, and W, as well as the first detailed topo ever published of Tafraoute's most popular multi-pitch rock climb - Joe Brown's classic White Tower (HVS 5a).
This is a must-have miniGuide for first-time visitors, or anyone heading up to one of the range's most famous and best rock climbs.
A sample chapter from Moroccan Anti-Atlas North is available for download, covering the Grand Wall of Lower Eagle Crag in Afantinzar.
Why not check out our free KitList to help you make sure you don't forget anything when you're packing...