2012 starts with a Flash and a Bang!
Sunday saw the MRCC’s 2012 program of activities begin with a Flash and a Bang, resulting in two new sports lines being led in the Thaiwand Walls area. Roland Sultana led his new line and called it Flash Matt in honour of his son Matthias, and the fact that he flashed the 6b route. Andrew […]
Yet another successful beginners’ event!
The last beginner taster session organized by the MRCC this year proved to be yet another success, as a group of around 20 people gathered in the West side of Wied Babu with its slabs of varying difficulty. James, Duncan, Marina and Miriam set up about 7 sport routes ranging from VS 4c to 6a […]
Sister island always has a lot to offer!
The MRCC planned another trip to Gozo last Thursday, and headed to Mġarr ix-Xini to tackle the tougher Champage Wall section. A lot of the routes in this area are fully bolted, and range from 5 c to 7a+. Duncan, Marina and Miriam started out on one of the ‘easier’ routes in the area, Rubber […]
More bolting work in Mġarr ix-Xini
During last Thursday’s climbing event in Mġarr ix-Xini in Gozo, the MRCC also had work to do on improving the bolting in the Champagne Walls area. After having enjoyed the excellent climbing in this stunning location, Andrew, Roland, Kurt and Duncan put some extra effort into making this area safer. Three first bolts, one resin, […]
Of Overhangs and Tufas – back to Thaiwand Walls
On a sheltered ledge half way down the cliffs that run east of Zurrieq, are some of the tallest and most challenging single pitch routes on the islands, known among climbers as Thaiwand Walls. This was our destination for last Sunday’s climbing, as a small party of us abseiled down to tackle its excellent overhanging […]
The MRCC’s Access Initiative at Wied il-Għasel
The MRCC has just completed an important access initiative in Wied il-Għasel. A staircase which forms part of the Victoria Lines defensive wall where it used to cross this beautiful valley (it has mostly been washed away in the valley floor or blasted away by illegal activity in the quarry above), was exposed and cleared […]