A Small Christmas Gift to the Climbing Community from the MRCC
Here is a small Christmas gift from the MRCC for the whole of the local climbing community, as well as all the keen abseilers who use Xaqqa valley for their activities. Over the last couple of days Roland Sultana, Kurt Caligari and I have installed a rung ladder at Xaqqa Chimney. Xaqqa Chimney has been […]
Another day of work & play at Red Wall
The traverse pitch of Freebird 6b was today rebolted with seawater series bolts to hopefully make it safe for a long time to come. As had been agreed during the meeting we held at my office about the safety of bolts close to the sea after the stress corrosion cracking incident, today Antoine, Roland and […]
Le Droga Le Ħaxixa goes sport!
Another sport route for everyone to enjoy in Terry’s Cave at Għar Lapsi! I have today finally completed retro-bolting the new trad route I had led last year, which I called Le Droga Le Ħaxixa E2 5c. This route is in Terry’s Cave and I think this is a worthy addition to the excellent array […]
Freebird is back in business!
After two visits to Wall of Wonders in full bolting kit, with one visit ending in a jumar ascent out of the wall in pitch darkness, I am happy to say that Freebird 6b is back in business. Most of the bolts between the first stance and the end of pitch two have been backed […]
Warning of Danger – first case of SCC in Malta!
On Tuesday 14th August, while leading two friends on Freebird 6b, the three pitch route on Wall of Wonders at the Blue Grotto Promontory, a bolt at the first stance failed suddenly and without warning. The second bolt of the stance held our weight and prevented what could have been a very serious situation had […]