Ghar Lapsi

Climbs 49 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
This crag is one of the most popular on the island. Originally developed by the Royal Marines starting in the 1940s it offers a number of classic trad routes such as Twin Caves Pillar, Snowman and Commando Ratlines. This crag features easier angled buttresses on solid if sharp rock, interspersed with caves which offer harder overhanging sports routes such as the classic 8a testpiece "The Crossing".

Access notes
Ghar Lapsi is signposted from Siggiewi. Park at the restaurants at the end of the road. The first of the caves are visible up on the hillside (Twin Caves Area). The furthest climbs are no more than 15 mins walk.

Guidebooks
Sport Climbing in Malta & Gozo (2013), The Adventure Guidebook to the Maltese Islands (2010),
Out of print: Malta Rock Climbing: the Comprehensive Guide (2007), Malta New Climbs (1986), Rock-Climbing in Malta (1970)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 FARM CAVE  
 HEADLAND SEACLIFFS  
3The AmazonsE1 5b(s1) 1
 SKULL AREA  
5Skull buttressVD 1
6Emperor GatesE1 5b(s1) *2
7Jacobs LadderD *1
8Jacobs GrooveD *1
9Jacobs ButtressD *2
10Jacobs FaceHD *4
 TWIN CAVES  
12Micro-GemHVS 5b **3
13Bronwen ButtressS 4b *4
14Scrappy DoVS 4c 3
15A Scoopy - DoHVS 5a **1
16Le Poseur6c+ ***3
17Kerbside WarriorE3 6a **4
18PockpicketE1 5b *2
19Chicanery5c *12
20Twin Caves PillarVS 4c ***13
21Scoop and Arete6b *3
221202126a+ ***7
23Alex6a ***7
24SnowmanVS 4c **12
25GladiatorE2 5c(s1) 2
 COMMANDO RATLINES  
27Commando RatlinesS 4b 8
28Boobs and SnatchS 4b *3
29StinkerVD **1
 LEARNING TO FLY CAVE  
31Hollywood DreamingE1 5b(s0) **1
32Learning to FlyE4 6a **2
33Attila the Hen7a *5
34Ghenghis Can't6b+ 10
35Gory NoraVS 4c 1
36TipplerVS 4c * 
 TERRY'S CAVE  
38Runaway ChildD 1
39Just Like Nothing on Earth7b **5
40Le Droga le Haxixa6b 4
41First on the Bus - Granny's Seat6a+ 7
42Terry's Cave DirectVS 4c 5
431500 Metres7a ***9
44Sweet as, Bro6a+ **10
45Bonnie Prince Albert6a 2
 MCCARTHY'S CAVE  
47Booby HatchM 2
48Blood Meridian Direct7b *** 
49Wot's in it for me?7a ***2
 QUARRY STEPS  
51MastheadHD 3
 MAGHLAQ CAVE  
 GHAR LAPSI SEA SLABS  
54GangwayM 1
55ZonkerHVS 4b 2
56Face and GrooveVD 1
57Bronwens Crack *2  
58Hannibal7a ***1
59Altar of Stone6b 4
60Benzene6a *5
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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