ClimbMT 2023 National Bouldering Championship

The ClimbMT National Bouldering Championship 2023 is set to take place on September 30, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Ġebla in Mrieħel.
ClimbMT (formerly Malta Climbing Club), the national organisation for Climbing in Malta, is proud to host its first ever national championship, inviting climbers of all levels to participate.

Guest Route Setter & Coach: Steve McClure

ClimbMT have secured the services of legendary UK climber and coach Steve McClure, a name synonymous with excellence in climbing, Steve holds the distinction of climbing the UK’s hardest sport route at 9b and multiple new routes at 9a and harder. Steve will be hosting some private coaching sessions on Sunday 1st October – keep an eye on our social media channels for more information about this.

Steve McClure coaching KZ athlete Luca Giglio on an indoor wall
Steve McClure coaching KidsZone athlete Luca Giglio in the UK. Photo by Tino Giglio

Competition Tiers:

There will be three tiers of competition, split into Females and Males:
1) Youth for our young competitors
2) Open for adults
3) Masters & Amateurs for those who want to just want to have fun!

KidsZone athlete on indoor climbing wall
KidsZone athlete Oliver Lucas at a local competition. Photo by Stephen Farrugia

Competition Format:

The competition will follow the classic format. Climbers will have a three hour window to complete as many of the 30 qualifying boulder problem as possible. Careful route reading is a must – our judges will count the number of attempts it takes to complete a boulder!
The top 6 ranked climbers from the Youth Junior, A, B, and Open category will proceed to a finals round that will crown the National Bouldering Champions for each category.

The full rule set for the competition can be downloaded here:

Spectators and Volunteers

Spectators are welcome to come along to cheer on their favourite climbers – the competition runs from 9am to 9pm, with the finals taking place in the evening starting around 6pm.
If you’d like to help out during the day the club is looking for volunteers to help with several aspects of the competition including judges for the qualifying rounds and crowd marshals. Please contact the committee on to see how you can help out.

Registration & Fees

For all the details on registering for the competition click here!

Julia Vella in the finals of Bloc on the Rock at Ġebla in 2022. Photo by Edward Duca

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