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.
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.
Together they project the line and together they did the ascent: Dave Graham and Clément Lechaptois cracked the impressive 6c boulder roadkill on December 2021, 8.
The Belgian Simon Lorenzi succeeds in the sit-start version of the legendary boulder Off the Wagon in Val Bavona, Ticino.
Jakob Schubert presents the second video of his Ticino trip from spring 2021. The video shows the ascent of impressive and difficult lines such as The Kingdom, Kubalik and more.
This video shows Giuliano Cameroni inspecting the 8c boulder La Rustica and how wobbly he gets out.
The climbing elite seem to have rediscovered the desire to travel. Success reports no longer only reach us from the home regions of the professionals, but again from all corners of Europe. That has been going on for the past seven days.
The Swiss boulderer Giuliano Cameroni manages the fourth ascent of the sit-start version (8c +) of the ultra-classic Off the Wagon in Val Bavona.
The Swiss boulderer Giuliano Cameroni succeeds in climbing the spectacular boulder La Rustica, rated 8c.
The two climbers from western Switzerland, Samuel Ometz and Dylan Chuat, score highly on the 9a routes Baba Yaga and Coup de grâce, respectively.
Dylan Chuat announces the first ascent of a new difficult bouldering line in Val Bavona (Ticino): SBédo (8b).
The German climber Hannah Meul leaves her comfort zone and does the highball Auf quiet Pfoten (8a) in the Bavona valley in Ticino.
Nils Favre from western Switzerland successfully climbs the Ticino ultra-classic Off the Wagon (8b +). A long-term dream for the Swiss elite climber.
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.
Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel have set up the impressive multi-pitch route Space Force with difficulties up to 8a + in Val Bavona (Ticino). A 40 degree steep crack roof is the heart of the route. According to Chris and Alex, this is a dream pitch, 8a, most of which can be secured with cams. We asked Alex and Chris to tell us more about the first ascent and the story behind it.