Swiss climber Giuliano Cameroni does the first ascent of a climbing route in Val Bavona: Simple Man (8c).

Around two years ago, Giuliano said in an interview with LACRUX that he wanted to focus on bouldering for a while and only start climbing on a rope much later. Obviously the changed his mind and started to switch a bit earlier than planned. Last year he already climbed a hard route, he made the first ascent of South Africa's first 9a (Legacy ).

Hot spot Val Bavona

Another line that caught Giulianos attention lays in the beautiful Val Bavona. The line follows a long edge of a giant granite block and was equiped by Fabrizio Calebasso . Giuliano Cameroni now managed to do the first ascent and called the route Simple Man (8c).

“Val Bavona is one of the best climbing spots: massive world class boulders are sitting alongside a small road that crosses the valley, waiting to be climbed. ”

Giuliano on the Val Bavona
Picture by Giuliano Cameroni

It is these blocks that brought Giuliano to lead climbing earlier than expected. We are excited to see which lines - boulders and routes - he and his friends will open in the near future. Because there is currently a strong group in Ticino. Giuliano is climbing with people like Jimmy Webb and Samuel Ometz at the moment.

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Credits: Cover picture Giuliano Cameroni