Top reasons to rock climb in Morocco’s Todgha Gorge
Easily accessible long limestone routes for all skill levels
Gorgeous landscapes with 1,300 ft cliffs forming narrow river canyons
Combine rock climbing objectives with cultural insights about Morocco
Soar into the ever-blue Moroccan skies as you climb the red limestone walls of the Todgha Gorge! Rising 1,300 ft (400 m) from the river beds, these walls form majestic canyons—and provide endless rock climbing opportunities in the enticing Atlas Mountains. Mostly putting sport climbing into the spotlight, the area boasts more than 450 bolted routes at all grades—with spots geared toward beginners nestled between challenging 9-pitch routes. During your 4-day guided adventure, you won’t only be able to hone in on your skills in one of Morocco’s premier rock climbing destinations, but will also gain an insight into the country’s gastronomy, interesting traditions, and architectural marvels.
November through May
Marrakech, Morocco, is about 6 hours away
Beginner to advanced
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Guided Rock Climbing Trip in Morocco’s Todgha Gorge
Join your guide for a 4-day rock climbing trip in the Todgha Gorge, a burgeoning climbing hotspot with endless options situated in the eastern part of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Determine your climbing objectives with the help of an expert guide and find everything your heart could desire regardless of your skill level or experience. The perk of the adventure is that your accommodation is situated beside the city of Tinghir in south Morocco, allowing you to experience the country’s unique culture.
Day 1: Arriving in Tinghir
Your bus from Marrakech to Tinghir leaves at 8 a.m. on Day 1. Upon your arrival your guide will pick you up and take you to your first climbing location of the trip. After half a day of climbing, you will go to your accommodation, enjoy your meal and proceed with any other activities or simply take some well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: Guest house “Auberge de la Vallée“
Days 2 and 3: Full-Day Climbing
Your days will start with a hearty breakfast after which you will go to various climbing spots chosen by your guide according to your skill level and desires. Whether you want to practice challenging multi-pitch sport climbing, or simply have a crack at the sport and become a novice rock climber—it’s all customizable. You can expect up to 8 hours of climbing each day, after which you will dine at your guest house. Evening activities can include sightseeing, trying out the local restaurants or developing your trading skills at a Moroccan bazaar.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Guest house “Auberge de la Vallée“
Day 4: Back to Marrakech
After breakfast you will get the last chance to climb the red limestone walls of the Todgha Gorge as you will have to catch a bus that leaves in the early afternoon taking you back to Marrakech. Say goodbye to your guide and to Morocco or continue touring on your own.
Meet your guide
AMGA Certified Guides
My sincerest thank yous to Jay for being such a wonderful host and instructor on my recent trip to Morocco. We had an amazing three days in Todra Gorge. Jay did such a great job teaching us new skills as well as serving as cheering squad for the more difficult climbs. He also facilitated our stay at Les Amis, which served as a perfect respite in between days on the rocks. If you are on your way to Morocco and looking for the best in terms of guidance, knowledge and routes make sure to book with Climb Morocco.
Jay and Jeremy took our small group to the Todra Gorge. What an experience! These guys are professionals who know what they are talking about. They have a wonderful rapport with the local people which made the trip even that much more rewarding. They are very friendly guys who also speak the language fluently which was very helpful to me. I would love to return next year and climb the other locations they are recommending.
This was my first time climbing outdoors, and I’m a little upset that I started with the absolute greatest. Not only were we in such a great scenic place, the Todra Gorge, but we were in a country with just so much natural beauty and places to climb. My groups guides, Jay and Jeremy, were unbelievably knowledgeable in the area as well as the culture and language which made the trip that much more immersive. They were also amazing at rock climbing, offering great tips and choosing spots that catered to both the beginners, such as myself, and the more experienced climbers in our group. I highly recommend Climb Morocco for anyone looking to have a fun time, which everyone really wants, regardless of climbing experience. Trust me, you’ll love it.
Went climbing for the first time outdoors and I could not have drawn up a better experience. Jay and Jeremy are terrific guides with great skill, expertise, and knowledge of the sport and the country. I and some friends were in the Todra Gorge which had breathtaking scenery with great climbing spots for all skill levels. The accommodations set up while at the Gorge were also great which made for an even better stay. Overall, this was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone. If you are going to climb in Morocco, these are the guys to do it with!
Went on a group multi-day trip to the Todra Gorge and it was a blast! Jay and Jeremy are very experienced guides and I felt extremely safe the whole time. They have a great knowledge of the Gorge and connect well with the locals, and surprisingly speak very good arabic! We also helped Jay and Jeremy with a trash clean up of the Gorge which was greatly appreciated by the locals. I will definitely use their services again when I travel back to Morocco.
Even seasoned climbers can use the kind of advice and assistance that Jeremy gave to us!
He offered advice and information when we were in the planning phase of our trip, and bought bus tickets for us before we arrived, hooked us up with someone who could advise on hotels, and came to meet with us before we left Marrakech to the Todra Gorge—bringing us a list of phrases and running over the (very rudimentary) local climbing guidebook with us. Above and beyond!
As guides in the US, we recognised his certification from a good organisation, and clearly see that he is psyched and knowledgeable about climbing, plus, he’s extremely conscientious, and speaks arabic!
Things to know
Covid measures in the Todgha Gorge
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Todgha Gorge, Morocco, please refer to the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Morocco website and the official Visit Morocco website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local rock climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- 4 days of rock climbing
- Transportation during the tour
- Technical rock climbing equipment
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
What’s not included:
- Transportation to and from Morocco and Tinghir
How fit do I need to be?
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned climber, there are great options for all skill levels.
What if I’ve never climbed before?
Todgha Gorge has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
What about required equipment?
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
- Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
- Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
- Water bottle
- Food you can eat on-the-go
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- This trip is not private, but the maximum guest-to-guide ratio is 2:1.
- Cost is per person and stays the same regardless of the number of participants.
Climbing trips in Morocco’s Todgha Gorge can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Deposits and cancellation policy
A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
- If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund.
- For cancellations ninety (90) to one hundred nineteen(119) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
- For cancellations seventy five (75) to eighty nine (89) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
- After that deadline, the Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Tinghir, most people fly into Marrakech Menara Airport, 6 hours from Thingir, the city which is home to the famous Todgha Gorge. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.
Once you arrive in Tinghir, your guide will pick you up at a predetermined location in the city. Your guide will choose the appropriate location for your skill level and take you climbing upon your arrival.