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Behind the Wall

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Description

An excellent soloing/bouldering or top-roping area with potential at higher grades. Short grey walls upstream from the defensive wall and at the bottom of the stains. The first route starts immediately behind the lines.

Access issues inherited from Repubblika ta’ Malta

Most crags enjoy easy access with short walk-ins, and most are accessible by bus. Be careful not to cross farmlands without permission.

Ethic inherited from Victoria Lines

As with most of Malta bolting is discouraged, a few exceptions are allowed

  1. As rap points, and

  2. where ground strikes are likely

but otherwise there are enough points to place gear

Routes

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The slab left of the concrete chimney.

Gain the concrete chimney from below, climb the right edge of the top chimney then swing right to finish up the wall.

The center of the wall

Pockets just left of Birds Nest Crack.

Up a thin crack near the righthand end of the wall

A descent route above the boulder

Start at the boulder, traverse left mid-height to the end.

Right of the boulder behind the carob tree and above a cracked corner. Go over a bulge into a bowl and finish up the crack above. Route os overgrown with vegetation.

The lefthand section of a bulging wall above a shelf. Sharp pockets and no gear

Start below a scoop at the righthand end of the wall above the shelf, up this to a t then left on big pockets to the top.

Just right is a left slanting crack behind the carob tree.

Pass another crack and tree to climb a curved crack direct.

Just to the right of Razor crack, climb the whitish streak on the left side of the grey wall.

The bulge at the righthand end of the wall and above the start of the approach traverse

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Author(s): Simon Alden, Jeffery Camilleri, and Stevie Hasten

Date: 2013

ISBN: 9789995706197

A comprehensive guidebook describing the sport climbing found on the Maltese Islands of Malta and Gozo, covering 21 crags and over 500 fully bolted sport routes, across a wide range of grades up to F8c+.

Author(s): J. Codling, A. Warrington & R. Abela

Date: 2022

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