Category: Wied il-Ghasel
More and more new routes!
The result is new routes and improved existing routes, for the enjoyment of the whole climbing community 🙂At Cat’s Arches, there are now two new routes, one a 6c and another a 6b, both quite nice and long, about 25 meters. They are shown in the attached new topo, respectively as route no. 2 “The […]
Defective Nuts Replaced
About two weeks ago we realised that the nuts which were supplied with our most recent shipment of bolts from Fixe were defective – they were not made of 316 marine steel as indicated by the manufacturer’s markings on the nuts, but of some inferior metal. The defect was noticed by three different sources from […]
Cat’s Arches Becomes the New Wied Babu!
After a whirlwind of bolting effort by Nicola Gatti, MRCC Committee Member, over the last couple of months, a brand new crag has been developed in Wied il-Għasel which rivals Wied Babu East Side in number of routes, range of grades and accessibility! With 20 pitches completed and fully equipped using equipment from the MTA-MRCC […]
New Crag next to Oil Drum Cave
The MRCC is always active looking for new opportunities to develop this sport we love, on this rock-rich island we also love. The latest finding is a totally new crag in Mosta Valley (where just traces of trad activity remained from Andrew Warrington’s youth ?). Profiting from the good spring weather (finally), 3 routes have […]
New 7b Sport Route at Honey Buttress – Virgin Bolter!
What a fantastic day for climbing yesterday, after the dreary weather we’ve had. The MRCC gang made the most of it with a great crowd of people turning up to enjoy the sunshine. The beauty of Honey Buttress is that it has trad and sport climbs, both easy and difficult. While I warmed up on […]
Permanent Ban on Climbing in Chapel Cave
It is now definite that no climbing is permitted in Chapel Cave at Wied il-Għasel. After discussions with the caretakers of the Chapel, the Mosta Local Council and the Curia, it is confirmed that all climbing within the area delineated by the metal fence around the cave is banned. Most of the bolts which were […]