Company Vertical Adventures Morocco,Todgha gorges
August 16 2016
Report of free climbing training organized by " Aventures Verticales Maroc" from 8 to 12 August 2016, in the Todra gorges at Morocco.
Number of trainees: 10
Levels: Beginner to 6b
Name and geographic origin of participants:
Youssef - Rabat
Beginning of the internship: Beginner - internship end: 5c / 6a
Sofiene - La Rochelle (France)
Beginning of the 5c - internship end: 6a +
Ilyasse - Lyon (France)
Beginning of the internship: Beginner - internship end: Same level (Not motivated)
Hicham - Casablanca and New York
Beginning of the internship: Beginner - internship end: Same level. (arrived on the second day, and injured fingers on the third day)
Mustapha - Tinjdad
Beginning of the internship: Beginner - internship end: 5C
Ahmed A - Taghia
Beginning of the 5c - internship end: 6b
Ahmed S - Taghia
Beginning of the internship: 6a - internship end: 6b
Omar - Taghia
Beginning of the internship: 6a - internship end: 6c
Mohamed - Taghia
Beginning of the 5c - He left at the 2nd day (Labour)
Osama - Casablanca and Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Beginning of the 5c - internship end: 6a
Internship contenant :
Day 1 :
Home trainees, presentation of each: name, level, objectives.
Presentation of the course by Julio and formation of groups.
Theoretical course on the basics of climbing, individual and collective equipment, belaying tools and progression, and learn the different nodes and absolutely to know by heart: eight, capstan, half capstan, cow tail, fisherman and strap node.
Afternoon of practice on the sector of "Dalle des hollandais"
Workshops in the morning on the area of "Jardin des roches" and "Plage Mansour" in the afternoon.
Lectures on rappeling and practice over the "C2 Grotte"
Then free climbing "Plage Mansour"
Climbing techniques to "Jardin des roches" for beginners and "Dalle des hollandais" for confirmed climbers
Free climbing for all levels with evaluation of achievements at the area of "Petites Gorges"
5:00 p.m. End of the course and restitution of collective material.
Balance sheet around a cup of tea in Dar Tiwira.
Negative points raised by trainees:
Hicham have had difficulty to use the material as it arrived on the second day and thus did not have the theoretical and practical bases. He would have liked to have got a recall for him.
Ahmed would have liked to start earlier in the morning for more freshness to climb.