It’s always exciting travelling to new destinations, climbing fresh rock and visiting different cultures. A Morocco Climbing Holiday gives you all this and more. It is a place largely missed by the crowds of climbers. For those of you with a thirst for adventure, this destination is an absolute must.
Why You Will Love A Morocco Climbing Holiday
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.
Video: Rock & Sun and Tom Daley climbing Todra Gorge
Your accommodation 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 hotels in the area. Our hotel is full of Moroccan charm and character, which is why we keep going back.
Todra Gorge Weather & Climate
Rock & Sun organise Rock Climbing Holidays to Morocco’s Todra Gorge at the end of October or early November. This is when the climbing conditions are best. Due to the climbing being located in a high and narrow gorge, temperatures can vary greatly during the day. When climbing in the Todra Gorge it is therefore recommended to wear or bring several long sleeve layers to adjust to the conditions.
Morocco Climbing Holiday Itinerary
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: Arrival in Todra Gorge. Possibly some climbing if time allows.
Single pitch sport climbing and coaching with certified climbing instructor
Single pitch sport climbing and coaching
Single pitch sport climbing and coaching. 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
Single pitch sport climbing and coaching
Morning: Single pitch sport climbing and coaching. Afternoon: Depart for Marrakech. Evening in Marrakech
Explore the Souks and local shops. Taxi to Marrakech Airport.
This itinerary acts only as a guide to the week and may be subject to change.
Morocco Climbing Holiday Includes
- 4,5 days climbing with certified climbing guide
- 2 nights accommodation in Marrakech
- 5 nights accommodation in Todra Gorge
- Airport transfers
- Transport to and from the crags
- Best for those climbing F5 up to F7B (5.9 up to 5.12B)
- Maximum instructor-client ratio is 1:6
- Fly to Marrakech
Yet again amazing!
The trip to Morocco was well organised, the guides were knowledgeable, supportive and challenging at just the right levels, enabling me to get a climb two grades harder than my previous best by the end of the week.
I'm already excited for my next trip to Sardinia with Rock and Sun in the new year.
13th November 2018
The trip to Morocco was magic!
12th November 2018
For this Morocco 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.
For this Morocco Climbing Holiday we recommend Protectivity Insurance: