Wied Anġlu – back to the future

Wied Anġlu is a small valley nestled between the towns of Ħal-Għargħur and Birguma on the Victoria Lines. The idyllic location, amidst fortifications, limestone cliffs and blackberry bushes offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the main roads just a few hundred meters away. Wied Anġlu was developed as a climbing destination…

New routes – Magħlaq Cave

Għar il-Magħlaq is another fine addition to the string of climbing caves that line the cliffs between Għar Lapsi and Ħaġar Qim temples on the South West coast of Malta. This cave has been climbed in since the 1940s, however in recent years it was seldom visited. The local climbing community has well and truly…

New Crag – FEARLESS WALL

The Malta Climbing Club is pleased to announce the development of a new climbing area in the South of Malta which adds another ten sport routes to the cliffs between Thaiwand Walls and Għar il-Munqar (Spooky Cave). This new climbing area has been baptised as FEARLESS WALL by its main developer James Herrera, but it’s…

Climbing the Malta Classics: Circus Oz

Winter 2016 will go down in history as one of the mildest we’ve experienced. Looking back over these two months, I can think of perhaps two climbing days that have been cancelled because of inclement weather. One such sunny February weekend saw me return to Thaiwand Wall for the first time since mid 2014. The…

New Crag at Għar Lapsi – Cobra Cave!

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 these rocks for hundreds of years – fishermen, egg collectors,…