Taghia Gorge

IMG_1611 The Taghia Gorge is a world-class climbing location with huge limestone big walls that has many long, multi-pitch bolted routes that are generally higher in the difficulty range. It has been a destination climbing location for a number of well known and professional rock climbers, groups, and expeditions in the last few years and has started to become more well known globally for it’s rock quality and epic big wall routes. It is quite a remote location that can only be accessed by hiking and with mules and is much more of an expedition type trip where much preparation and planning is needed. The potential for development and new routes there is unbelievable and it draws experienced climbers looking for a new and wild experiences as access to some of the areas up in the gorge can be interesting and require navigating slot canyons sometimes filled with rushing water, and using berber ladders made of rocks and sticks clinging to the rock faces. As more climbers are visiting the area, it is having an impact on the local community and village and there are 2 primary gites where climbers stay and use as a base for their climbing adventures. Visiting the Taghia is an opportunity to experience some unforgettable and challenging climbing as well as get a glimpse into the traditional Moroccan way of life and fascinating culture.

Popular Routes

Route Description Type Difficulty
Baraka680m (R. Gentili, B. Duterte)Multi-Pitch Sport7b
Les Rivieres Pourpres600m (M. Piola, B. Robert, A. Petit)Multi-Pitch Sport7b
BabelFA by Fred Gentet, Nicolas Kalisz, Stéphanie Bodet and Arnaud Petit on Tagoujimt n'TsouiantMulti-Pitch Sport7c+


Topo / Guidebook for Taghia Gorge

The guidebook and list of topos that has been published by Christian Ravier can be ordered and purchased directly from the author on his website.


Planet Mountain article about Babel

A post on Planet Mountain detailing the new route "Babel" 7c+ that was put up by Fred Gentet, Nicolas Kalisz, Stéphanie Bodet and Arnaud Petit in 2007.


UK Climbing Trip Report

A helpful trip report with information on UK Climbing that details some route as well as logistical and contact information for the Taghia Gorge.


Guest house in Taghia for climbers

Mohamed Rezki has a guest house in the village of Taghia that is popular with climbers. He can be contacted here at this e-mail address: mohamedrezke5@gmail.com