We Don’t Stop Bolting and Rebolting (when necessary)!
The MRCC, together with the MCC, is working hard on the rebolting of Maltese and Gozitan sport routes with titanium bolts. These bolts are provided by a grant from the MTA, but the hard work (and I can tell you it IS hard work!!) is provided voluntarily by the members of the two clubs 🙂Check […]
New Multi-Pitch Route at Ix-Xaqqa
This is a fun line I had originally led trad (at night?!) last year with Michael Muller. I later decided to convert to sport because of poor gear at the starting pitch. Between work commitments and bad weather it has taken a while but I installed the final 9 bolts (28 bolts + 3 chain […]
Club Sea Level Traversing at IX-Xaqqa
This time of year, the evenings are getting hot and ideal for a dip in the water after a long day at work. MRCC members met for sea level traversing making the most of the sun and calm sea. An excellent opportunity for our new members and experienced to kick start the summer!
Salamanca HVS 5a – another great trad multi pitch climb at Xaqqa!
On a warm and sunny afternoon in January, Michael Muller and I headed out to the sea slabs of Xaqqa. The previous weekend I had spent Sunday afternoon installing anchors for a new multi-pitch line I had spotted some time ago on this face. This route starts 90m above the sea and the descent starts […]
Climbing and Cleanup Event at Xaqqa Valley
The MRCC just held its second Club Climbing Session in March, this time combining it with a much needed cleanup of Xaqqa Valley. More than 20 club members helped with the cleanup making it a pretty international affair with over 10 different nationalities represented, spanning the globe from Columbia to Pakistan! As many of you […]
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 […]