Deep Water Soloing with the good ship Barbarossa!

Big boat, lots of climbers and friends, food and drink (you have to bring your own but there’s usually a bar on board too) and cruising round Comino with a couple of stops for DWS…what more do I need to say? Those who joined us on our two trips last […]

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New Crag at Ghar Lapsi – Cobra Cave!

Cobra Cave by Stephen Farrugia Living and climbing on a small, densely populated island such as Malta it is very rare to come across an unclimbed (or unclaimed) stretch of rock. All we’ve got to share as climbers are 316km2 according to Wikipedia. Men and women have been climbing on […]

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Rubber Duck, Physique, Ethiopia – and a date with Conchita

  Rubber Duck It was a busy week with even more climbing related activities than usual.  Who’s complaining?   A weekend in Gozo, fully equipped with bolting kit, glue and bolts, all set to take that 60m abseil to continue work on a major new sea cliff multipitch, thwarted by a buddy failure, […]

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Plunder now rebolted and open for business!

A report  by James Herrera Bolting is not fun !! You’re dangling off a cliff, wearing the crappiest clothes, carrying around 10 kgs of gear which includes a cordless drill, a glue gun, glue, bolts, brushes and a pump. Its hot, you’re sweaty, you study the line and mark good […]

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Warning! Theft at Wied Babu

Please be careful where you leave your belongings at Wied Babu as another case of theft has been reported by a visiting climber!   Last year or perhaps the year before that there was also a theft reported from a car parked near the metal steps.  So be careful! Here […]

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Steerpike Crack, Sopu Tower, Gozo

By Inigo Taylor The primordial landscape of the boulders underneath Sopu tower is my escape. A strange and mysterious landscape that feels about as wild as you can get on an island the size of Gozo. Full of gullies and caverns, endless bramble bushes and carob trees and dilapidated boundaries […]

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John Codling summits Kilimanjaro 4 months after major surgery!

I thought I would share a bit of good news just received last night from British climber John Codling, a veteran of Maltese climbing development in the 80s and 90s and co-author of the 2007 Malta guidebook. “Happy to report that I got up Kilimanjaro a week ago. Four months […]

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Support the club – support the maintenance & development of local bolted routes

Hi everyone, first of all Happy New Year,  hope you had a great holiday over the Christmas period. I would like to appeal to you, local climbers,  to once again support the MCC during 2014 by renewing your membership or by joining the club at just EUR10 per year. We […]

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Bolting maintenance information – important!!

Info compiled by Jeffrey Camilleri: A note of Caution: Its highly recommended to avoid climbing on the routes below at the moment: Pls understand that retrobolting is a slow process and only a handful of climbers do it … Funds are non-existent or limited at times and free time does […]

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Major rebolting work by the MCC at Mgarr Ix-Xini

by Stephen Farrugia Members of the MCC give an early Christmas present to the climbing community On a sunny Sunday morning in December MCC members Francesco Barbieri, Kyle Bonnici, Jeffrey Camilleri, and Stephen Farrugia descended upon Mġarr ix-Xini with the intention of re-equipping some classic lines on Dream Walls and […]

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