MELLOBLOCCO 2008 – Mainsponsor

 

 

The fifth edition of the legendary Melloblocco exceeded all expectations. Over 4000 people gathered in Val Masino for the world’s most important, three-day bouldering meeting. A weekend with a thousand and one stories, all of which „mythical“.

I swear, this time word’s fail me. Too many images. Too many shots which, like in slow-motion, crowd my post-Mello mind. It’s like trying to describe a film poised between dream and reality, a great film with colours mingling in my imagination without a fixed plot. No beginning and no end. Do you want me to tell you the story? Or rather, wish me luck in telling it! The only thing that comes to mind is: yes, I saw it. I only manage to utter yes, I was there, I lived the moment. And give a half-stupid smile… Yes, I feel a bit different, even if I still haven’t understood why and what really happened. But hey, something surely must have happened!

(by Vinicio Stefanello on Planetmountain.com)
For the full report read here

Participants

    • Registered: 1.424
    • Italians: 1.159
    • Foreigners: 265 (from 33 Countries)
    • Women: 311
    • Men: 1.113
    • People in the Valley: 4.000

Melloblocco areas and Boulder setting

Bagni di Masino, La Motta, San Martino, Val di Mello; Simone Pedeferri (ITA)

Who sent more award boulders

Women (n. top/flash): Barbara Zangerl (AUT) 6 (0), Giulia Giammarco (ITA) 5 (0), Jenny Lavarda (ITA) 4 (0), Suzan Dudink (NED) 4 (0).

Men (n. top/flash): Adam Ondra (CZE) 6 (0), Bàlint Kamvas (HUN) 5 (0), Gabriele Moroni (ITA) 5 (0), Guillame Glairon-Mondet (FRA) 5 (0), Mauro Calibani (ITA) 5 (0), Michele Caminati (ITA) 5 (0), Tomas Mrazek (CZE) 5 (0), Andrew Earl (GBR) 4 (0), Enrico Polo (ITA) 4 (0), Martin Stranik (CZE) 4 (0), Rok Klancnik (SLO) 4 (0).

More VIPs attending
Alexandra Balakireva (RUS), Anne-Laure Chevrier (FRA), Anthony Lamiche (FRA), Antoine Vandeputte (FRA), Claudia Battaglia (ITA), Cristian Brenna (ITA), Dino Lagni (ITA), Elena Chiappa (ITA), Jerome Meyer (FRA), Leonardo Gontero (ITA), Lucas Preti (ITA), Luca Zardini (ITA), Manuel Coretti (ITA), Marco Scolaris (ITA),, Marzio Nardi (ITA), Matteo Gambaro (ITA), Michel Sirotti (ITA), Muriel Sarkany (BEL), Patxi Usobiaga (ESP), Pietro dal Prà (ITA), Riccardo Scarian (ITA), Roberta Longo (ITA), Rosta Stefanek (CZE), Silvie Rajfova (CZE), Silvio Reffo (ITA), Stefania De Grandi (ITA), Stefano Alippi (ITA), Stefano Ghidini (ITA), Valter Vighetti (ITA).

The official photos by Giampiero Mazzoni here
2008 official photos
The official video by Nicola Maspes here:

    • Melloblocco 2008 – Voglia di Boulder (1a parte) – Official Video of 5th edition of the International Bouldering Meeting – Val di Mello Valmasino (Sondrio, Italy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKr2lmjc-QY
    • Melloblocco 2008 – Voglia di Boulder (2a parte) – Official Video of 5th edition of the International Bouldering Meeting – Val di Mello Valmasino (Sondrio, Italy) www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LeapdXJLXE

Award boulders

Women (n. top/flash):

      • Melloblocco Stand 7c/+ 0: Not Climbed / Non Salito
      • Oscurita’ (Bisex) 7c 0: Not Climbed / Non Salito
      • Foxy Lady 7b+ 2 (0): Barbara Zangerl, Silvie Rajfovà
      • Ratatouille 7b/+ 5 (0): Barbara Zangerl, Paola Radice, Marlene Graf, Zuzan Dudink, Giulia Giammarco
      • Destinazione Cresima 7b 5 (1): Barbara Zangerl Flash, Jenny Lavarda, Roberta Longo, Irene Bariani, Giulia Giammarco
      • Lady Red 7a/b 5 (0): Barbara Zangerl, Jenny Lavarda, Suzan Dudnik, Anne Laurie Chevrier.
      • Diavolo 7a 18 (0): Elena Chiappa, Paola Radice, Giulia Giammarco, Silvie Rajfovà, Alexandra Balakireva, Barbara Zangerl, Giovanna Pozzoli, Muriel Sarkany, Zuzana Hrnciarikovà, Roberta Longo, Suzan Dudink, Jenny Lavarda, Claudia Battaglia, Anne Laure Chevrier, Stefania De Grandi, Marina Pauli, Flaminia Capezzuoli, Marlene Graf.
      • Muschio Antico 6c 24 (4): Suzan Dudink Flash, Paola Radice Flash, Silvie Rajfovà Flash, Elena Chiappa Flash, Giovanna Pozzoli, Marina Pauli, Katrine Nielsen, Shane Amici, Jessica Morandi, Jana Kuchejda, Muriel Sarkany, Viviana Vitofrancesco, Roberta Longo, Giulia Giammarco, Jenny Lavarda, Claudia Battaglia, Flaminia Capezzuoli, Daniela Feroleto, Annelaure Chevrier, Natalia Paradiso, Zuzana Hruciarikova, Glenda Pelosi, Barbara Zangerl, Marlene Graf

Men (n. top/flash):

      • Into The Wild 8b/+ 0: Not Climbed / Non Salito
      • Energie Rinnovabili 8a+/b 0: Not Climbed / Non Salito
      • Antropos 8b 1 (0): Adam Ondra
      • Il Re Dei Lemuri 8a 9 (1): Adam Ondra Flash, Tomas Mrazek, Guillaume Glairon Mondet, Martin Stranik, Jerome Meyer, Gabriele Moroni, Michele Caminati, Mauro Calibani, Balint Kamvas.
      • Jesus Christ Superstar 7c+/8a 19 (1): Mauro Calibani Flash, Tomas Mrazek, Adam Ondra, Guillaume Glairon Mondet, Gabriele Moroni, Tony Lamiche, Jerome Meyer, Rosta Stefanek, Vilem Cheon, Andrej Chrastina, Balint Kamvas, Martin Spilka, Michele Caminati, Rok Klancnik, Patxi Usobiaga, Andrew Earl, Enrico Polo, Valter Vighetti, Gabriele Gorobey.
      • Little Karma 7c+ 23 (1): Rok Klancnik Flash, Adam Ondra, Tomas Mrazek, Andy Earl, Guillaume Glairon Mondet, Michele Caminati, Gabriele Moroni, Cristian Brenna, Enrico Baistrocchi, Mauro Calibani, Marco Gualtieri, Zorbey Aktuyun, Martin Stranik, Dino Lagni, Balint Kamvas, Francesco Spadea, Enrico Polo, Lucas Preti, Luca Zardini, Patxi Usobiaga, Mawem Bassa, Tony Lamiche, Jerome Meyer.
      • Oscurita’ (Bisex) 7c 56 (15:) Adam Ondra Flash, Mauro Calibani Flash, Tomas Mrazek Flash, Andy Earl Flash, Rok Klanenik Flash, Dino Lagni Flash, Andrej Chrastina Flash, Martin Spilka Flash, Alessandro Gandolfo Flash, Pavel Peskin Flash, Riccardo Scarian Flash, Stefano Ghidini Flash, Gianluigi Tonoli Flash, Pietro Tonoli Flash, Sebastien Boussogne Flash, Diego Sirtori, Stefano Alippi, Michele Caminati, Martin Smith, Zorbey Aktuyun, Cristian Brenna, Enrico Baistrocchi, Marco Gualtieri, Gabriele Moroni, Guillaume Glairon Mondet, Gianluca Bosetti, Vilem Chejn, Gregor Seliga, Bastien Glairon Mondet, Matteo Gambaro, Arnaud Levet, Luca Passini, Andrea Latini, Nejc Cujes, Balint Kamvas, Oscar Amici, Luca Zardini, Giovanni Pezzullo, Rici Nyeki, Martin Stranik, Jiri Dlabola, Valter Vighetti, Alessandro Catalano, Silvio Reffo, Enrico Polo, Mawem Bassa, Gabriele Gorobey, Rosta Stefanek, Matteo Bresciani, Alessandro Fiori, Neno Tavola, Manuel Coretti, Jiri Latner, Patxi Usobiaga, Urban Gros, Sebastien Bush.
      • Grandalbero 7b+/C 47 (7): Adam Ondra Flash, Mauro Calibani Flash, Guillaume Glairon Mondet Flash, Andy Earl On-Sight, Michele Caminati Flash, Dino Lagni Flash, Pavel Peskin Flash, Martin Smith, Stefano Alippi, Diego Sirtori, Andrei Chrastina, Vilem Chejn, Martin Spilka, Rici Nyeki, Tomas Mrazek, Rok Klancnik, Nejc Cujes, Cristian Brenna, Gabriele Moroni, Zorbey Aktuyun, Gregor Seliga, Giovanni Pezzullo, Andrea Latini, Gianluca Bosetti, Tiziano Buccello, Manuel Coretti, Luca Zardini, Martin Stranik, Neno Tavola, Luca Passini, Riccardo Scarian, Silvio Raffo, Valter Vighetti, Davide Zavagnin, Mathieu Semiomd, Marco Zanni, David Morresi, Alessandro Gandolfo, Matteo Bresciani, Gianluigi Tonoli, Balint Kamvas, Arnaud Levet, Johannes Goegele, Gabriele Gorobey, Sebastian Bush, Enrico Polo, Matteo Sera.

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More pictures:

Melloblocco 2008 – by Andrea Corradi http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157613642388936/

Melloblocco 2008 – by Lorenzo Viada http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157613642687056/

Melloblocco 2008 – by Roberto Riboldi http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157613643193232/

Melloblocco 2008 – Cleaning & setting http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157622570461183/

Melloblocco 2008 – Official photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157611014159374/

flickr-2008

More videos:

RASSEGNA STAMPA/PRESS RELEASE 2008

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