I've spent the past two weeks in Morocco with my friends at Röjk superwear. There was me and a group of six amazing people that went travelling across the country to gather photos and videos to show Röjk's next year's summer collection. Between riding camels in the Sahara, exploring old ruins in Ouarazazate, haggling at the local markets and chilling by the ocean in Essoueira, we also managed to fit one day of climbing in Todra gorge. A crag I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time.
I don't know if we were lucky or if local climber and author of a “guidebook” to the area, Hassan Mouhajir, is always around the corner. Regardless, he was the first person we bumped into when entering a coffeehouse in the village Tigui, at the entrance to the gorge. He sold me a topo that looks like no other and then showed us to a sector where we could climb in the prevailing heat. Although it was way out of season, I was really stoked to be in the beautiful canyon. Huge, red limestone cliffs are shooting up towards the sky on both sides of a winding road that goes along the river through the gorge. There are more than 600 routes, so obviously I only got to see a glimpse of what the area has to offer.
Stay tuned for some excellent photos from Matti Rapila Andersson and Rickard Croy’s video from the trip. In the meantime, I strongly suggest you check out Rickards film from Röjk’s photoshoot in Indonesia last autumn.