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.
Marocko 2016 - Sahara
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.
Marocko 2016 - Essaoueira
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.