At the beginning of the month, the Japanese Ryuichi Murai managed the first ascent of the 8c + Boulder Floatin (aka Launch Pad Project). The recently published video shows the crazy grip sequences of the boulder on Mount Mizugaki.
Brooke Raboutou is bouldering for the third time in her career on the 8b + level of difficulty. Last weekend she walked the Trieste line in Red Rocks, Nevada.
In June 2021 Giuliano Cameroni managed the first ascent of the Hazel Grace sit boulder. This video shows the story behind the ascent.
Giuliano is one of the most active developers of new bouldering and climbing routes in Ticino. In this video he introduces his homeland and shows what unbelievably great potential for first ascent the side valleys of Ticino offer.
Giuliano Cameroni and Clément Lechaptois climbed the Boulder Crystal Ship (8c) in Cresciano at the beginning of the year. This video shows the ascents of this impressive line as well as numerous other boulders.
Once again, Elias Iagnemma draws attention to himself with a difficult bouldering line. In Varazze, Italy, he succeeds in the 8c + boulder Gioia.
Shawn Raboutou climbs one of the most difficult highballs in the world: Livin 'Large (8c / 8c +). This video shows his ascent.
The Val Bavona in Ticino has been the playground of the international bouldering elite for years. In the recent past, the French Charles Albert, the Japanese Daisuke Ichimiya and Giuliano Cameroni moved out and opened new blocks.
In August, the Italian Luca Rinaldi secured the second ascent of the 8c boulder Power of Now in Magic Wood, Switzerland.
The Cameroni brothers have added several new lines to the Brione bouldering area in Ticino. This video shows six new boulders.
In 2019, Frenchman Charles Albert climbed the Boulder No Kpote Only in Fontainebleau. He suggested 9a as a rating. Now there is the video of the inspection
Jimmy Webb visited the French bouldering area Fontainebleau repeatedly, but was badly hit by bad weather. Thank God there is Ticino.
Giuliano Cameroni takes the first ascent of Blade Runner. This video shows the as well as the Boulder Jade and Domestic Cat (both 8b +).
In the months of April and May many American climbing professionals stayed in the boulder areas of Ticino. Among them Daniel Woods and Alex Puccio. In the following video you get an insight into their everyday life.