Dam Crag

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 1




50m up the valley from the dam is a buttress with a deep orange-colored scoop. Beware the brambles beneath.

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


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Down and left of the scoop is a steep cracked wall. Climb thin cracks then step right to a groove. Step left into a scoop then finish up the crack as for The High Road

Start in the scoop. Gain the large pocket on the Lefthand wall. Traverse left onto the outside face then either climb the steep crack above (harder) or go left to finish up an easier slab.

Wide bridging directly up the scoop to a steep and powerful pull-out at the top.

The lefthand thin crack line right of the scoop with an awkward move to gain a ledge at half height. Step right to finish

The diagonal righthand crack on the wall right of the scoop finishing left past two horizontal breaks

Takes a line right of the deep, elongated hole past a steep scoop, then up a short wall to finish

A historic route that climbs the buttress 10m right of the brown scoop using larg holds. Originally described by Showell Styles in his 1949 guidebook.

FA: Showell Styles, 1949


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