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Walou Bass

First ascent: Aymeric Clouet, Enzo Oddo, Arnaud Petit, 04/2011
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Area: Morocco, Group: High Atlas, Peak: Taghia Gorge, Country: Morocco

In April 2011 a small French team comprised of Arnaud Petit, Aymeric Clouet and young Enzo Oddo travelled to the Taghia Gorge in Morocco where they created Walou Bass, a 150m climb with difficulties up to 8c.
The trio climbed the first pitch established in 2010 by Jerome Para and Damien Tomasi, then forged upwards to establish a further three exciting and demanding pitches. The Frenchmen climbed ground-up and the crux 8c pitch, with its tough Fb8a boulder section, still awaits a free ascent, as does the final pitch. Walou Bass translates from Berbère into "there is no problem".

GETTING THERE

From Marrakech reach the village of Taghia.

ROUTE

P1: 8b, 35m
P2: 7c, 50m
P3: 8c, 30m
P4: 8a, 50m

DESCENT

Descent via Tire Bouchon

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8c

OBLIGATORY DIFFICULTY

7b+ obligatory

LENGTH

165m

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