When training pays off

Club PRO Stephen Farrugia caught up with Sean Cassar; who earlier this year became the 7th Maltese climber to climb routes harder than 8a, to find out his secret to success (in climbing and beyond). MCC: You’ve been climbing since around 2011, more or less when I started, but in the last year or so…

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…

Nominations to UIAA commissions

The UIAA is currently calling for nominations and/or re-nominations to the UIAA Commissions, with deadline on the 2nd April 2021. The UIAA is seeking to appoint experts from it’s member federations for the following commissions: Anti- Doping Commission: The UIAA promotes Clean Climbing by adopting and implementing the World Anti-Doping Code. The federation manages an Anti-Doping…