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Newlyweds Establish Honey Moon, Big 5.12 in Morocco

Iker Pou and Neus Colom spend their honeymoon climbing a new nine-pitch route ground-up

Newlyweds Iker Pou and Neus Colom have made the first ascent of Honey Moon, a new nine-pitch 5.12 in Morocco’s Taghia Gorge in the High Atlas mountains. Pou had visited the area before and established he and his brother, Eneko, established Agur last year.

The Spanish couple spent their honeymoon in Berber, a small town at 2,000 metres, and worked on developing their new 330-metre route ground-up. They used an 80-metre rope, bolted and used gear (0.1 to 2) where they could. The route climbs the Oujdad wall, which top climber Steve McClure has called one of the best multi-pitch walls, if not the best. Read his story here.

“We know that our honeymoon wasn’t normal, but climbing is what we love and we wanted to add a new route to this wonderful massif and leave our mark here,” said Pou. “Given the exceptional quality of the rock and the fact that the Oujdad face is one of the most beautiful in the entire canyon, we reckon that Honey Moon will become extremely popular.”

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TAGHIA Ya de vuelta por casa y estrañando este maravilloso lugar lleno de tranquilidad, naturaleza, energía positiva y buena gente. En cuanto volvamos a tener otra oportunidad, regresaremos otra vez cargados de ilusión y nuevos proyectos. ¡Hasta la vista! TAGHIA Already back home and missing this wonderful place full of tranquility, nature, positive energy and good people! As soon as we have another chance, we will return again full of hope and new projects Bye! #neverstopexploring #petzlteam #lasportiva #weareclimbers #accesstheinaccessible @thenorthface @thenorthface_climb @lasportivagram @petzl_official @kleankanteen @totemmt @coreclimbing @sanpower.es @fotoikatz #nature #taghia #outdoors #climbing

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