Three individual volumes
1: ISBN 978-0-9567288-5-2
2: ISBN 978-0-9567288-6-9
3: ISBN 978-0-9567288-7-6
A6 Paperback, published 2015
TAFRAOUT POCKET GUIDES
by Steve Broadbent
The Anti-Atlas mountains around Tafraout are a paradise of winter sunrock, where perfect weather, stunning scenery, and a magical Berber culture combine to create one of the most exciting traditional climbing destinations this side of the Atlantic.
At the time of writing (2014) there are well over 2000 recorded climbs in the Anti-Atlas region, with new routes and new crags being reported every season. The definitive guidebooks to the area have, therefore, grown to a rather unwieldy size. This, along with the fact that even definitive guidebooks to the Tafraout region tend to be ‘out of date’ within a few months, was the motivation for this latest series of pocket-sized, user-friendly guides to the best routes: guides that will be perfectly suited not just to teams making their first visit to the region, but many more repeat visits after that.
The result, we hope, is a guide that makes it easier than ever for visitors to make the most of their time in Tafraout, whether they’re looking to spend five days savouring the very best classic lines, or two weeks exploring the mouth-watering variety of cragging and mountain adventures which the Anti-Atlas have to offer.
Featuring almost 1000 climbs between the three volumes
from Easy to E7, F4 to F8b, including:
334 below HS
371 between MVS and HVS
258 between E1 and E3
33 of E4 and above
Plus selected sport climbing and bouldering
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.
Handy A6 size
The A6 format means these books really can be carried up long mountain routes, but full-page topos are just as big and clear as other guidebooks.
The unique flexible plastic binding means you can fold the book back on itself, open at the topo for the route or sector that you're climbing.
All the climbing areas
including the Ameln Valley, Sidi M'Zal, Idaougnidif, Afantinzar, Samazar, Tagzene, Tagmout, Jebel Taskra, and Tafraout Granite
Something for everyone
Whether you're after hard cragging testpieces, or long easy mountain days, these guides have it all... from bouldering problems, 8-metre micro-routes, to big multi-pitch crags and full-day mountain adventures
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, where to get your car fixed, what to do on a wet day, what nasty wildlife awaits you, what to do in an emergency, and just about everything else you could wish for
Advice for people without a car
Which crags are easiest to get to, and info on hitching lifts and finding taxis
Advice for families
Sometimes you end up climbing with the kids, and for that you need practical advice about where's best to go.