June is for Multipitch!

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junio 22, 2015 | Posted in Malta, Multipitches, Sport climbing | By

Looking for the abseil point! & At the platform… ready to start climbing!

The very first route that appears in the Sport Climbing in Malta & Gozo guidebook is PLUNDER ★★★
2 years in Malta and we had never tried before??!! No way!! Lets go for it.

We woke up at a properly Spanish time last Saturday, we had a big Spanish breakfast and we started driving to the South at 11 am. Yes, on our day off we are not actually early birds :)

We drove through the outskirts of Zurrieq and we kept following the directions of the book, but to be honest I don’t think we found the parking where the guidebook says you should park. We end up in a path with room for our car so we just left it there. We crossed some private gardens towards the sea and finally we reached the edge of the 60 m cliff. There is for sure a better way to reach the route, but we couldn’t manage to find it.

To place the route in the guidebook they say Wied Il-Hallelin (Wied in Maltese means valley), but Google Maps says Wied Diegu which we liked a lot more! It is near to a Prehistoric site. Good luck! 😀

Party cloudy day is always perfect for multipitches. We were happy because the route was already on the sun. :)
Plunder is a superb sea cliff multipitch consists of 5 pitches: 5c (20 m), 5c (15 m), 6a (10 m), 6c (12 m) and 5c (20 m). Now it is rebolted and in perfect conditions.

First you have to abseil from the top. You can abseil it in three times (there are three anchors in total), but if you have an 80 m rope you can make it in two times. Your rope probably ends up in the water when you through it before the last rapel… It’s what it is! :)

So start the route in a platform over the sea… That is beautiful itself, perfect starting! The whole route is amazing! Slab climbing technic and balance… don’t leave them at home because you will need them! :)

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Diego looking at the 6c !

We have to say we found a little bit challenging the second pitch, thinking of it as the 5c the guidebooks says… wow! It is traverse to the right a little bit scary… I might say it is a 6a+ at least! :)

The most beautiful pitch is the 6c so far! Quality of the rock is very good during the whole route excepting the middle part on the 6a+, some rocks might be broken.

For us, we can say it is the best multipitch in Malta! Thanks to the bolters and the re-bolters! Great job!!!! :)

Slabby wall pitch. Photo stop!

Slabby wall pitch. Photo stop!

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Perfect weekend in Gozo!

Mgarr Ix-Xini, Gozo

febrero 18, 2014 | Posted in Crags, Gozo, Sport climbing | By

We spent the whole first day in Tower of Power, with this cool views from the crag, we can see  the sunny Dahlet Qorrot in front of us…

Ta' Sopu Tower, Nadur -Gozo

Ta’ Sopu Tower, Nadur -Gozo

Sport Climbing Malta&Gozo Guidebook

Sport Climbing Malta&Gozo Guidebook

One of the best crags in Gozo is Mgarr ix-Xini valley. Time stops here and energy is so peaceful… you never want to leave.
Down here, Diego and Rael are trying Dirty Job, 7b, nice route with one boulder move at the top.

Mgarr ix-Xini, Gozo

Mgarr ix-Xini, Gozo

 

Mientras unos se llevan la fama, otros cardan la lana… 😛 / Some do the work while others get the credit… 😛

Mgarr ix-Xini, time to relax

Mgarr ix-Xini, time to relax

 

After a fire night at the cave, the team wake up and they going to breakfast at Nadur before another climbing day.

Nadur, Gozo

Nadur, Gozo

Mġarr ix-Xini directions … and authentic moments in the road…

Mgarr ix-Xini

Xewkija, Gozo

Xewkija, Gozo

 

Nice rocks and nice routes in the other side of the Valley…

Mgarr Ix-Xini, Gozo

Mgarr Ix-Xini, Gozo

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Gozo Climbing&Riding!

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octubre 8, 2013 | Posted in Crags, Gozo, Sin categoría, Sport climbing | By

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3 days around Gozo of funny Climbing&Riding!!

Nice crags, nice routes, nice nights&mornings!

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DO YOU WANT TO TRY THE GOZOEXPERIENCE?!!

Contact us by e-mail to booking!

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Multipitch in Malta

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octubre 1, 2013 | Posted in Crags, Malta, Sport climbing | By

Lapsi_Xaqqa_GulleyDo you want to try an amazing multipitch route in Malta?

There is a fantastic 3 pitches route.

We know where it is and we can let you the multipich equipment :)

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