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…

Limited Edition Club T-Shirts – 2019 edition

Earlier this year the club reached out to its members to help come up with a new design for our limited edition club t-shirts. We received a handful of great entries, and our selection committee had quite a task to choose the winning design.  In the interest of transparency the selection process was tasked to…

MCC Presentation on Access and Conservation Issues

This weekend the MCC were given the opportunity to deliver a presentation to the Access and Conservation commission of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) focusing specifically on Access and Conservation issues experienced by climbers in Malta.  The UIAA just concluded a series of meetings in Malta as part of the UIAA Spring Meeting sessions which…

UIAA delegation soon arriving in Malta

As reported previously, following the acceptance of MCC as a full member of the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) in 2017, the MCC submitted a proposal to the Federation to hold it’s annual “Spring Meeting” sessions in Malta this year.  The bid was successful and 85 delegates from all over the world shall soon…

UIAA Management Committee and Commissions to meet in Malta

The Malta Climbing Club is delighted to announce that it shall be hosting the “Spring Meetings” of the UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme) management committee in Malta from the 3rd to the 7th May 2019.  The UIAA Safety, Ice-Climbing and Youth Commissions shall also be meeting here at the same time. This collaboration came…