- When: 30 April – 4 May 2014
- Where: Val di Mello / Val Masino (Valtellina, Sondrio, Italy)
- What: the world's biggest bouldering meeting
- Who: for all those who love bouldering, from across the globe
- What for: climb the numerous boulders and valley rock faces
- Organisation: Associazione Operatori Val Masino
In a word: Melloblocco. Once again – and for the 11th year running – the world's biggest and most famous international bouldering meeting will transform into a destination and opportunity for everyone to relive a collective ritual.
The date is set for Wednesday 30 April at 17:00 with the official start. Then, from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 May, the undisputed star will be climbing up the thousand valley boulders. There's something for everyone, for all shapes and sizes and for everybody's imagination.For beginners. For the youngest. For the champions. For those who want to test themselves against the difficult competition problems. And for those who, quite simply, love the game of climbing within a great natural backdrop.
Apart from the climbing there will of course be time and space to listen to music and to celebrate. To get together and talk about bouldering.To see this year's best videos. To take part in the evening with the champions – these include Stefan Glowacz, Christian Core & Stella Marchisio, Steve McClure, Barbara Zangerl, Sachi Amma, Mayan Smith Gobat, Ben Rueck, Alex Luger, Lukas Irmler, Stevie Haston, Jacopo Larcher and Pietro Dal Prà …Not to mention the long list of other top climbers (the world's best) who, like every year, will rise to the challenge on the new problems invented by climbing artist Simone Pedeferri.
As usual the only, great rule that all share is showing the valley respect. Because Melloblocco and climbing exist, and will continue to exist, as long as there are natural habitats such as Val Masino e la Val di Mello.And as long as the beneath the blue sky there is the desire to share the joy, simple and intense, of climbing. Yes, Melloblocco is simply climbing and nature. Perhaps this is the reason for its success and its numbers?
Melloblocco is open to all: info, program and registration on the official site: www.melloblocco.it