Hard sends at Għar Lapsi

The new year came in with a spell of bright sunshine and unseasonable high temperatures accompanied by strong winds – just the ticket for winter climbing. Not many climbing destinations can boast of having climbers basking in the sun in short sleeves in January. The spell of good weather brought the send train into town with…

Reminder for Membership Renewals

It’s that time of year again, when the shorter days mean that climbing is largely left for the weekend (for most people). With the holidays coming up, it’s also a good time to catch up on those things that we keep postponing, but still have to be done at some point. This year the MCC…

The Malta Climbing Club becomes a full member of the UIAA and EUMA

For the first time in Maltese climbing history a local club has joined the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) as a full member.  The application of the Malta Climbing Club (MCC) was unanimously approved by delegates at the UIAA General Assembly, held on the 21st October in Shiraz, Iran.  The UIAA now represents 92…

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…

Rock Fall at Xaqqa

We have been informed of a rock fall incident that occurred yesterday (Wed 4 Oct 2017) at Xaqqa. A couple of visiting climbers were scoping out Xaqqa in a gap between the bad weather, and on the scramble out a few large (ish) boulders/rocks fell from the loose side of the valley missing them by…