ISBN 978-0-9935486-5-9

Paperback A5, 188 colour pages

Published 2018

Tafraout Granite Guidebook

CLIMB TAFRAOUT | Tafraout Granite

Tafraout and the quartzite massifs of Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra are 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.

Geographics mapping

Featuring clear 1:25000 mapping of the entire area, along with GPS coordinates to make navigation easier than ever.


We've colour coded all the climbs, and we've colour coded all the climbing areas, then put thumb-tags down the side so you can quickly find your way around.

Detailed background info

Everything you need to plan a trip, including when to go, how to get there, where to stay, where to get food, and what to do on your rest days, as well as a detailed history of Anti-Atlas climbing.

App Version

The guide comes with free access to Tafraout Granite on the Vertical Life guidebook app, meaning you can download all of the maps and topos to your mobile device.

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