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"

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing history

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 53 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

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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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
Brambletastic 5c
Nerve Breaker 5c
Bird's Nest 6a+
Jungle 4a
Predator 6c
Wide is Love 6a
Ctuluh 6c+
L'Edulkation Nationnale 6c
Petit Chat 6a+
Comme ca m'enerve 5a
Cecile 6a
Valaute Express 5c
Les Dalles Grises 5c
Sade 6a
Petitdej 6a
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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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