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Ghar Lapsi

South West, MALTA

Climbs 47 – 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".

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 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 *3
 TWIN CAVES  
12Micro-GemHVS 5b **2
13Bronwen ButtressS 4b *3
14Scrappy DoVS 4c 2
15A Scoopy - DoHVS 5a **1
16Kerbside WarriorE3 6a **4
17PockpicketE1 5b *2
18Chicanery5+ *9
19Twin Caves PillarVS 4c ***8
20Scoop and Arete6b *1
211202126a+ ***2
22Alex6a ***2
23SnowmanVS 4c **9
24GladiatorE2 5c(s1) 2
 COMMANDO RATLINES  
26Commando RatlinesS 4b 7
27Boobs and SnatchS 4b *3
28StinkerVD **1
 Climb nameGradex
 LEARNING TO FLY CAVE  
30Hollywood DreamingE1 5b(s0) **1
31Learning to FlyE4 6a **2
32Attila the Hen7a *4
33Ghenghis Can't6b+ 8
34Gory NoraVS 4c 1
35TipplerVS 4c * 
 TERRY'S CAVE  
37Runaway ChildD 1
38Just Like Nothing on Earth7b **4
39Le Droga le Haxixa6b 2
40First on the Bus - Granny's Seat6a+ 4
41Terry's Cave DirectVS 4c 3
421500 Metres7a ***9
43Sweet as, Bro6a+ **2
44Bonnie Prince Albert6a 2
 MCCARTHY'S CAVE  
46Booby HatchM 2
47Blood Meridian Direct7b *** 
48Wot's in it for me?7a ***2
 QUARRY STEPS  
50MastheadHD 2
 MAGHLAQ CAVE  
52Le Poseur6c+ ***3
 GHAR LAPSI SEA SLABS  
54GangwayM 1
55ZonkerHVS 4b 1
56Face and GrooveVD 1
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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.

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