Building Route Rapport: A Non-Onsighter’s Perspective

Quite early on in my climbing life, it became apparent that I had a strong prejudice in favour of overhanging routes. Several other climbers have expressed surprise whenever I shared this, assuming that most women climbers prefer to go for vertical or slabby routes that allowed them to exercise their ‘ballerina’ skills, as opposed to…

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…