It’s always exciting travelling to new destinations, climbing fresh rock and visiting different cultures. Morocco gives you all this and more. It is a place largely missed by the British and only recently receiving a little more interest. For those of you with a thirst for adventure, this destination is an absolute must.
Why You Will Love A Climbing Holiday In Morocco
With its colourful soukhs, food stalls which light up at night, magic men and henna tattoo artists, the ‘Cinnamon City’ of Marrakech is always lively and colourful, and a terrific place to start and end our climbing holiday. But the Todra Gorge is ultimately where we’re heading, offering a multitude of quality single and multi pitch sports climbs for all grades.
You arrive to a beautiful green oasis and tall palm trees standing at the mouth of this stunning mountain cleft of 300 metre limestone walls. Lots of new routes have been put up over the last couple of years, many of them multi pitch routes running the full height of the gorge and within easy walking distance of our accommodation.
Read here about Ruth Bateman’s sport climbing holiday of a lifetime with Rock & Sun in Morocco’s Todra Gorge.
The accommodation here is set in charming Moroccan hotels on a bed and breakfast basis. You will spend one night in Marrakech before your transfer to the mountains the following morning, and return here for the last night. Set in the heart of the city there will be enough time to soak up the culture and barter for a few gifts in the soukhs before the flight home. After arriving in the Todra Gorge after your first night in the city, we make our way to our personal favourite of just two hotels in the area. Nestled in the narrowest part of the gorge, our hotel is full of Moroccan charm and character, which is why we keep going back.
When To Go
Rock & Sun can organise Rock Climbing Holidays to Morocco’s Todra Gorge in October or November for groups of 3 up to 6 persons. Please get in touch with the dates you want or ask more detailed information about this trip.
Welcome to Marrakech. Pick up from Marrakech airport. Taxi to hotel, welcome meeting and explore Marrakech. Evening meal in the Djemaa El Fna.
Morning start travel to Todra Gorge (approx 7 hour drive). Pass over the Atlas Mountains and on to the Pre-Sahara desert. Afternoon Arrive Todra Gorge some climbing if desired.
Sports Climbing day. Evening – optional camel ride around The Palmeries
Sports Climbing. Evening optional visit to a traditional Berber family home, enjoy tea and home made snacks whilst seeing the art of carpet making, with the option of buying authentic rugs and carpets
Sports Climbing morning. Depart for Marrakech. Evening in Marrakech
Explore the Souks and local shops. Depart Marrakech
This itinerary acts only as a guide to the week and may be subject to change.
Type of Climbing:
- Grade 5 and above
- Inland climbing
- Sport climbing
- Single pitch
- Traditional climbing
- Over 1,200 routes
- Fly to Marrakesh
- Transfer time: 4 hours with stops
- 7 nights accommodation
- Airport transfers
- Transport to and from the crags
- Photos of your trip
- Group discounts
Rock & Sun Climbing Holidays In Morocco
For this rock climbing holiday we recommend that you have your own:
Dick’s Climbing is a dedicated climbing shop that offers a large range of climbing equipment and shoes at good prices.
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