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Map of the rock climbing areas in Malta

Map of the rock climbing areas in Malta

The above information has been extracted from two guidebooks, which are Malta Rock Climbing (now sadly out of print), and Sport Climbing in Malta & Gozo, which covers over 500 fully bolted routes. Buy this guidebook from our shop.

List of Rock Climbing Areas in Malta

No Crag Total number of routes Trad Climbing Sports Climbing Bouldering Deep water soloing Single or multi-pitch
1 Victoria Lines 234 Yes Yes Yes No Single
2 Wied il-Ghasel 60 Yes Yes Yes No Single
3 Wied Qirda 32 Yes Yes No No Single
4 Ghar Hasan 38 Yes No Yes Yes Single
5 Wied il-Bassasa 26 Yes Yes Yes Yes Single
6 Continuation Wall 22 Yes Yes No Yes Both
7 Wied Babu 136 Yes Yes Yes Yes Both
8 Hamrija Tower Slabs 65 Yes No No Yes Both
9 Ghar Lapsi 102 Yes Yes No Yes Single
10 Ix-Xaqqa 65 Yes Yes No Yes Both
11 Migra I-Ferha 4 No Yes No No Single
12 Fomm ir-Rih 74 Yes Yes Yes Yes Single
13 Il-Karraba 23 Yes No No No Single
14 Rdum Rxawn 3 Yes No No No Single
15 Irdum Irxaw 20 No Yes No No Single
16 Mellieha 41 Yes Yes No No Single
17 Il-Latnija & Il-Qammiegh 32 No Yes No No Single

Rock climbing on Malta

Malta has a good mixture of sport climbing and traditional climbing routes, often side-by-side on the same crag, as shown above.  The decision to bolt is decided upon a route-by-route basis.   Undoubtable the best sport climbing area is Wied Babu, which has a good mixture routes across all grades.  Malta has many excellent deep water soloing (DWS) venues, particularly Ghar Hasan. However not all of the deep water soloing routes on Malta are recorded, it's a case of go and explore.

Gozo also has a number of crags, click here for more information. To find out when is the best time to visit Malta and how to get to there, go to our logistics page.

If you are looking for a personnel guide or need to hire a climbing partner in Malta, then click here.