Ghar Lapsi

Climbs 52 – 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".

Approach 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
16Sea of Illusions7a+ ***1
17Le Poseur6c+ ***3
18Kerbside WarriorE3 6a **4
19PockpicketE1 5b *2
20Chicanery5c *12
21Twin Caves PillarVS 4c ***13
22Scoop and Arete6b *4
231202126a+ ***8
24Alex6a ***7
25SnowmanVS 4c **12
26GladiatorE2 5c(s1) 2
 COMMANDO RATLINES  
28Commando RatlinesS 4b 8
29Boobs and SnatchS 4b *3
30StinkerVD **1
 LEARNING TO FLY CAVE  
32Hollywood DreamingE1 5b(s0) **1
33Learning to FlyE4 6a **2
34Attila the Hen7a *5
35Ghenghis Can't6b+ 10
36Hannibal7a ***1
37Altar of Stone6b 5
38Benzene6a *5
39Gory NoraVS 4c 1
40TipplerVS 4c * 
 TERRY'S CAVE  
42Runaway ChildD 1
43Just Like Nothing on Earth7b **7
44Le Droga le Haxixa6b 5
45First on the Bus - Granny's Seat6a+ 8
46Terry's Cave DirectVS 4c 5
471500 Metres7a ***10
48El Negro6c+ **1
49Sweet as, Bro6a+ **10
50Bonnie Prince Albert6a 2
 MCCARTHY'S CAVE  
52Booby HatchM 2
53Blood Meridian Direct7b *** 
54Wot's in it for me?7a ***3
 QUARRY STEPS  
56MastheadHD 3
 MAGHLAQ CAVE  
 GHAR LAPSI SEA SLABS  
59GangwayM 1
60ZonkerHVS 4b 2
61Face and GrooveVD 1
62Bronwens Crack *2  
63First on the Bus *7a+ *1
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