A couple of weeks back I went out bouldering with some friends of mine who are based in Marrakech and own and run a rock climbing guiding company called Climb Morocco. Check out their website www.climbmorocco.com for more info. These guys speak the local dialect of Arabic and their trips are well organised, so you get as much climbing in as possible and don’t have all the hassle of sorting out logistics in a foreign country. If you are interested in booking a trip with Climb Morocco I would recommend you get your enquiry in early to have the best shot at getting the dates you want.

 

Bouldering (48)We headed up to place called Oukaimeden, home to a winter ski resort (2630m) about an hour and a half away from Marrakech. We first went to a single pitch sport climbing venue – great for beginners/intermediate climbers – so the guys could fill me in on how they do things when guiding in the area as I may do some freelance work for them this summer.  After the run down we headed back down the main road as if going back to Marrakech, a road lined with hundreds of boulders. Jay from Climb Morocco has started to develop the bouldering in the area, so we let him take us to his desired spot for the day. All I can say is there is so much scope for bouldering in the Oukaimeden area. We all had a go on Jay’s project but to no avail, so we moved on to some other problems. We managed between us to send some V0 up to about V3 with Jay sending a V4/5 problem.

 

Check out a few more pictures here: Oukaimeden Bouldering album!

 

Be on the look out for further developments on the www.climbmorocco.com blog!

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  1. 3 April 2017 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

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