Bouldering legend Dave Graham has been in Ticino for several months and seems to be in top form. His latest exploit is the ascent of Boulder Primitivo (8c). Here is the video of his inspection.
In climbing areas in Ticino, handles and steps are apparently chipped regularly on routes. And not by visitors to the respective areas, but by the developers themselves. Now several local Ticino climbing groups have spoken out.
The World Cup start in Meiringen did not go as planned for Simon Lorenzi with 39th place. The Belgian was able to prove his strength in the bouldering paradise of Ticino. In Brione he managed the Boulder Vecchio Leone (8b), Kingdom (8b+/c) and Everything the Light Touches (8c) within a few days.
In January, Brooke Raboutou stayed in Ticino and enjoyed the variety of boulders in the Swiss sun room. During her stay in Switzerland, she managed some difficult boulders, including Kings of Sonlerto (8a +), La Proue (8b), Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).
At the end of November, Simon Lorenzi pulled the seat start version of the legendary Boulders Off the Wagen in Val Bavona. Now the strong Belgian is delivering the video of his ascent of the first 8c + boulder in Switzerland.
Four weeks ago, the strong Ticino Giuliano Cameroni was able to crack one of Cresciano's oldest tough projects: Don't Look Up (8b+/c). Now there's the video for the first ascent of the highball.
The American Dave Graham is almost a fixture in Ticino. His most recent video shows him inspecting the Giuliano Cameroni line Squalo Bianco (8b +). Also in Ticino, but only for three days, was the German boulderer Florian Wintjes. He managed several highballs and the Kubalik (8b+) and Conquistador direct (8b) lines.
Yesterday, Sunday, there was an accident in the Torbeccio climbing area in the Maggia Valley. The climber involved was seriously injured.
It's no secret: Ticino has had perfect climbing conditions for a long time. This was used by various pros to score heavy lines. So Dave Graham and Clement Lechaptois got the fourth and fifth ascent of Roadkill 8C. Nils Favre from western Switzerland gets Tomba 8B+ and Heritage 8B/+ as well as General Dissaray 8B and Casavino 8B+ in one day.
On the last day of her stay in Switzerland, Brooke Raboutou manages two difficult boulders: Iur (8b +) and Heritage (8b).
Ticino currently seems to be under siege. Numerous strong climbers take advantage of the perfect conditions in southern Switzerland. These are recent achievements.
The American Brooke Raboutou has been in Switzerland for almost a week and is now announcing two difficult ascents.
Within a few days, the ultra-classic of Val Bavona, Off the Wagon, with its low-start version, is celebrated twice. Yannick Flohé and Sergei Topishko were successful.
The Federal Office for the Environment FOEN has published the updated data on wildlife quiet zones and wildlife sanctuaries. It is one of the biggest adjustments in recent years.
The Belgian Simon Lorenzi succeeds in the sit-start version of the legendary boulder Off the Wagon in Val Bavona, Ticino.