Simon Alden

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I've been climbing for about 38 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.

Location
Malta

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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Personal Webpage
http://www.maltaclimbingclub.org

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 55 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Mgarr-ix-Xini, Ix-Xaqqa, Wied Il-Mielah, Dwejra, Victoria Lines, Ghar Lapsi, Medusa Tower, The Blue Grotto, Calypso, Spezz Corner ... plus 45 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Music, scuba-diving

Photo Gallery

But its easy!  Just use the foothold on the right..

But its easy! Just use the foothold on the right..
© Simon Alden

Mark McGowan on the 1st Ascent of

Mark McGowan on the 1st Ascent of "Spunky Arete" at Wied Mielah in Gozo
© Bryan Azzopardy

Superb colours and situation on a sunny day in Gozo

Superb colours and situation on a sunny day in Gozo
© Chris Davies Photography

William on the crux white layback section

William on the crux white layback section
© Simon Alden

Way to go Marianne!  On the wildly exposed Outer Zone, F6a,  Wied il-Mielah in Gozo

Way to go Marianne! On the wildly exposed Outer Zone, F6a, Wied il-Mielah in Gozo
© Dennis van Hoek

Verena starts up the second

Verena starts up the second "awkward groove" pitch of "You Shall Not Pass" F6b+
© Simon Alden

Nico Borchers deep water soloing at the Blue Grotto, Malta

Nico Borchers deep water soloing at the Blue Grotto, Malta
© Nico

Motorpsycho, Ix-Xaqqa, Malta

Motorpsycho, Ix-Xaqqa, Malta
© Simon Alden

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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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