Birds are nesting !

We’ve had some reports of climbers encountering bird nests with eggs and even hatchlings at some of our crags recently. Kindly avoid these routes and areas to give the eggs time to hatch and the birds time to develop to a less sensitive age. Here are the reports currently in hand: “Bird’s nest on route…

Latest Covid-19 Guidelines for Sport

As registered members of Sport Malta, the MCC has just received a circular which has been sent out to all Sports organisations on the island entitled “Guidelines for Return to Sport as part of the COVID-19 transition in Malta”. Please check the “Files” tab of this Facebook Group where you will find a downloadable copy….

Mud, cars and cliffs

(first published on 02/06/2012) Sometimes, you just get that feeling that things aren’t going to work out.  I picked Kyle up on Sunday at 08:25hrs as usual and we set off on our regular pilgrimage to “our” new crag in Gozo.  The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the birds (had there been…

Zack Xuereb to represent Malta and the MCC in competition abroad

Today was a somewhat historic day for Maltese climbing as upcoming local youth climber Zack Xuereb boarded a flight to Edinburgh accompanied by MCC coach and former US National Ladies Sport Climbing Champion Miura Hawkins. Through support provided by both the MCC and Sport Malta,  Zack will be participating in the Scottish Youth Climbing Championships…

Another Maltese climber breaks through the F8a barrier

Earlier this week Smoothies Cave at Babu once again echoed with shouts of delight as local climber Steve Montebello clipped the chains of Tropical Hurricane F8a+, just a few days after young Zack Xuereb did the same. Steve led his first route, a 5a, in Gozo just two years ago, showing incredible progress in such…

16 yr old Zack Xuereb redpoints “Tropical Hurricane” 8a+ at Smoothies

Yesterday evening was a great day for Maltese climbing as young, 16 year old newcomer to the sport Zack Xuereb redpointed his hardest route yet, Tropical Hurricane 8a+ at Wied Babu’s Smoothies Cave.  Zack’s progress in the sport has been incredible.  He started climbing just over a year ago and has progressed quickly through the…