Simon Alden

I've been climbing for about 30 years now, mostly in Malta but have done quite a few routes in the UK and on the continent. Put up some hard(ish), for Malta at the time, first ascents in Malta in the 80s and early 90s. Now enjoy new routing and introducing beginners to the sport.

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Best Climbing Experience
Cenotaph corner onsight, ice-climbing the first (and only) time on Snowdon, leading first ascent of "You Shall Not Pass"

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Climbing history

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 54 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Spezz Corner, Mgarr ix xini, Ix-Xaqqa, Wied Il-Mielah, Dwejra, Victoria Lines, The Blue Grotto, Ghar Lapsi, Medusa Tower, Calypso, Glass Wall, Wied Babu - West Side, Ghajn Abdul, Ghar ix-Xaghra, Wied Hasan Bouldering, Red Wall - Nizlet Majsi, Il-Gawwija Slabs, Hamrija Tower Slabs, Ta' Cenc, Monolith Buttress, Inland Sea - Tunnel Area, Stucco Walls, Wied il-Bassasa, Fomm ir-Rih Bay, Wied Il-Ghasel, Wied Babu Seaside, Chapel Buttress, Ghar Hasan - DWS, Xlendi Valley/ Munxar, Kercem Slabs, Diving Pool Area, The Azure Window, Inland Slabs, Wied Ilma, Wied Qirda, Il-Mara, Conitnuation Wall, Continuation Wall, Blue Grotto, San Dimitri, Ta' Saguna, Madonna Crag, South of Mars, Fruitcake land, Harq il-Hamiem, Thaiwand Wall, Dahlet Qorrot, Lower Sopu Tower, Sopu Tower, Tower of Power, Mixta Cave, Garden of Eden, Wied Hallelin, Underworld

Interests Outside Climbing
Music, scuba-diving

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Anything Else We Should Know
Am President of the Malta Climbing Club. I also assisted Roger Brookes produce the 1986 guidebook supplement "Malta New Climbs". Currently developing many new sports routes in Gozo and Malta. Just co-authored new sport climbing guide to Malta and Gozo (Nov 2013)

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User Profile

registered 05/Jan/09
updated 06/Feb/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2

Worked Grades
Trad - E4

Main Sport/Activity
Sport Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Harq il-Hamiem, Gozo

Favourite Wall
Sliema Scouts

Best Magazine
Climbing (US)

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
You Shall Not Pass
Aero Rambla
Via Direttissima
Hello Boys
Learning to Fly
Moby Dick
Black Panther
Cenotaph Corner etc

Latest Climbs
Onion Slayer 6a
Tidholx bejn il-Basla u Qoxritha 7a
Straw Dogs 5b
Mud Puppies 5c
Little Red Riding Hood 6a
Everlasting 6a
Moby Dick Right Hand 6b+
Right on Cue 6a+
Big Dick 6b+
Soldier Blue 6c
The Flying Arete/ Viva il Capo 6b+
Piccoli 6a+
Karma e gesso 5c
Brambletastic 5c
Nerve Breaker 5c
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Ticklists BETA
Classic Climbs on Malta and Gozo 88%
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Climbs Wishlist
La Demande 6a
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 7a
Spunky Arete 6c+
Left Wall E2 5c
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