MELLOBLOCCO 2009 – Over 2,000 participants

 

The sixth Melloblocco, the world’s most important bouldering meeting, broke all records from 07 – 10 May 2009. At least 2500-3000 climbers gathered in Val Masino and Val di Mello and more than 6000 people visited the valley for this happening which embodies the joy of bouldering.

This is the last time. But in the end I always give in, I’m not too sure why to be honest. For five years I’ve aways been certain that I’d no longer return to the Melloblocco. What else can be said? I think. And what else can be seen that hasn’t already been seen? I say to myself. Yet even with this sixth Melloblocco I can state, with the usual smile half way between feeling stupid and stunned: “I was there!” Yes, once again Val di Mello sucked me in. And, once again, I saw things that you who weren’t there cannot even imagine.

(di Vinicio Stefanello su Planetmountain.com)

For the full report read here

Participants

      • Registered: 2.008
      • Italians: 1.664
      • Foreigners: 344 (from 43 Countries)
      • Women: 457
      • Men: 1551
      • People in the Valley: 6.000(galleria: 4 foto)

Melloblocco areas and Boulder setting

Zocca,  Visido, San Martino, Campeggio; Simone Pedeferri (ITA)

Who sent more award boulders

Women (n. top/flash): Alexandra Balakireva (RUS) 8 (3), Anna Gallyamova (RUS) 8 (3), Chloè Graftiaux (BEL) 8 (2), Olga Bibik (RUS) 8 (4), Silvie Rajfovà (CZE) 8 (1), Yulia Abramchuck (RUS) 8 (3); Jenny Lavarda (ITA) 7 (2); Thomas Emeline (ITA) 6  (0); Elena Chiappa (ITA) 6 (0); Roberta Longo (ITA) 6 (0); Natalya Vasylenko (RUS) 6 (0).

Men (n. top/flash): Adam Ondra (CZE) 8 (2), Guillaume Glairon Mondet (FRA) 5 (1), Alexey Rubtsov (RUS) 4 (0), Mykhaylo Shalagin (UKR) 3 (0), Sean McColl (CAN) 3 (0).

More VIPs attending

Anthony Lamiche (ITA), Anne Laure Chevrier (FRA), Bruno Macias Matutano (ESP), Claudia Battaglia (ITA), Daniel Woods (USA), Gabriele Moroni (ITA), Klemen Becan (SLO), Jacopo Larcher (ITA), James Pearson (GBR), Jorg Verhoeven (NED), Layla Mammy (GER), Leonardo Gontero (ITA), Manuel Coretti (ITA), Marco Scolaris (ITA),, Marzio Nardi (ITA), Matteo Gambaro (ITA), Maud Ansade (FRA), Mauro Calibani (ITA), Michel Sirotti (ITA), Michele Caminati (ITA), Nalle Hukkataival (FIN), Niccolò Ceria (ITA), Pietro dal Prà (ITA), Sara Morandi (ITA), Silvio Reffo (ITA), Stephan Dugit (FRA), Stephanie Maureau (FRA), Stefano Ghidini (ITA), Yulia Abramchuk (RUS)

The official photos by Diego Neonati & Claudio Piscina here

2009 official photos

Qui il video ufficiale di Nicola Maspes/The official video by Nicola Maspes here:

Melloblocco 2009 – Official Video 6th edition of the International Bouldering Meeting – Val di Mello Valmasino (Sondrio, Italy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3SJvivMfU8

 

Award boulders

Women (n. top/flash):

      • Arriva Il Gorilla 7a+ 8 (0): Alexandra Balakireva; Anna Gallyamova; Chloè Graftiaux; Olga Bibik; Silvie Rajfovà; Yulia Abramchuck
      • Perfect Day 7a+ 8 (1): Alexandra Balakireva (Flash); Anna Gallyamova; Chloè Graftiaux; Jenny Lavarda; Olga Bibik; Silvie Rajfovà; Thomas Emeline; Yulia Abramchuck
      • Total Pole 7a 10 (1): Alexandra Balakireva; Anna Gallyamova; Chloè Graftiaux; Elena Chiappa; Jenny Lavarda; Natalya Vasylenko; Olga Bibik; Roberta Longo; Silvie Rajfovà; Yulia Abramchuck (Flash)
      • Heroes 6c+ 24 (4): Alexandra Balakireva; Anna Gallyamova (Flash); Anne Laure Chevrier; Chloè Graftiaux; Cinzia Donati; Claudia Battaglia; Cruna Ochenatu; Elena Chiappa; Flaminia Capezzuoli; Jenny Lavarda (Flash); Katja Volodina; Layla Mammy; Marina Pauli; Maud Ansadè; Milena Bergna; Natalya Vasylenko; Olga Bibik (Flash); Paola Radice; Roberta Longo; Sara Morandi; Silvie Rajfovà; Stephanie Maureau; Thomas Emeline; Yulia Abramchuck (Flash)
      • Mirtilli Meravigliosi 2009 6c+ 22 (7): Alexandra Balakireva (Flash); Anna Gallyamova (Flash); Anne Laure Chevrier; Caroline Sinno; Chloè Graftiaux (Flash); Cinzia Donati (Flash); Claudia Battaglia; Elena Chiappa; Giovanna Pozzoli; Jenny Lavarda; Maud Ansadè (Flash); Natalya Vasylenko; Olga Bibik (Flash); Paola Radice; Patricija Levstek; Raffaella Cottalorda; Roberta Longo; Sara Morandi; Silvie Rajfovà (Flash); Stephanie Maureau; Thomas Emeline; Yulia Abramchuck
      • Billy Idol 6c+ 24 (3): Alena Zemanova; Alexandra Balakireva (Flash); Anna Gallyamova; Anne Laure Chevrier; Caroline Sinno; Chloè Graftiaux; Claudia Battaglia; Daniela Feroleto; Elena Chiappa; Flaminia Capezzuoli; Jenny Lavarda (Flash); Layla Mammy; Maud Ansadè (Flash); Natalya Vasylenko; Olga Bibik; Paola Radice; Patricija Levstek; Raffaella Cottalorda; Roberta Longo; Sara Morandi; Silvie Rajfovà; Stephanie Maureau; Thomas Emeline; Yulia Abramchuck
      • Alta Pressione 6c/+ 30 (1): Alena Zemanova; Alexandra Balakireva; Anna Gallyamova; Anna Gonzalez; Anne Laure Chevrier; Barbara Zwerger; Caroline Sinno; Chloè Graftiaux; Claudia Battaglia; Daniela Feroleto; Egle Kirdulyte; Elena Chiappa; Flaminia Capezzuoli; Giovanna Pozzoli; Jenny Lavarda; Jessica Morandi; Marina Pauli; Martina Frigerio; Maud Ansadè; Milena Bergna; Natalya Vasylenko; Olga Bibik (Flash); Paola Radice; Raffaella Cottalorda; Roberta Longo; Sara Morandi; Silvie Rajfovà; Stephanie Maureau; Thomas Emeline; Yulia Abramchuck
      • Hurricane   2009 6c 35 4 Alena Zemanova; Alexandra Balakireva (Flash); Anna Gallyamova; Anna Gonzalez; Anne Laure Chevrier; Azalea Piluso; Barbara Zwerger; Beatrice Carpani; Caroline Sinno; Chloè Graftiaux (Flash); Claudia Battaglia; Elena Chiappa; Eloisa Limonta; Flaminia Capezzuoli; Giovanna Pozzoli; Jenny Lavarda; Katja Volodina; Marina Pauli; Martina Frigerio; Maud Ansadè; Milena Bergna; Natalya Vasylenko; Olga Bibik (Flash); Paola Radice; Patricija Levstek; Roberta Longo; Sara Morandi; Silvie Rajfovà; Stephanie Maureau; Thomas Emeline; Yulia Abramchuck (Flash)

Men (n. top/flash):

  • Bimbo Bello 8b 1 (0): Adam Ondra
  • Airbag 8a+/b 1 (0): Adam Ondra
  • Magic Bus 8a+ 3 (0): Adam Ondra; Guillaume Glairon-Mondet; Sean Mccoll
  • Il Sogno Perfetto 8a/+ 3 (0): Adam Ondra; Guillaume Glairon-Mondet; Klemen Becan
  • Parnassus 8a 4 (0): Adam Ondra; Alexey Rubtsov; Guillaume Glairon-Mondet; Mykhaylo Shalagin
  • Stampede Trail 8a 4 (0): Adam Ondra; Alexey Rubtsov; Nejc Cujes; Rok Klancnik
  • Ok Computer 7c 32 (4): Adam Ondra (Flash); Alessandro Gandolfo; Alexey Rubtsov; Andrei Chrastina; Carlo Giuliberti; Daniel Woods (Flash); Diego Sirtori; Enrico Baistrocchi; Francesco Spadea; Gabriele Gorobey; Gabriele Moroni; Gianluca Bosetti; Guillaume Glairon-Mondet; Jakub Hlavaceck; Manuel Bosdachin; Marco Bortoletto; Marco Zanni; Martin Spilka; Matteo Gambaro; Mauro Calibani; Michele Caminati; Mykhaylo Shalagin; Nalle Hukkataival (Flash); Ondra Benes; Pavel Peskin; Pietro Tonoli (Flash); Riccardo Caprasecca; Samuele Larducci; Sean Mc Coll; Dmitri Srapey; Stefano Ghidini; Stephane Dugit
  • Variante Ascari 7b+/c 45 (3): Adam Ondra (Flash), Alessandro Gandolfo; Alessandro Penna; Alexey Rubtsov; Andrea Latini; Andrei Chrastina; Bastien Glairon Mondet; Bruno Macias Matutano; Damiano Corà; Daniel Woods; Enrico Baistrocchi; Gabriele Gorobey; Gabriele Moroni; Gianluca Bosetti; Giovanni Pezzullo; Guillaume Glairon-Mondet (Flash); Jakub Hlavaceck; Jiri Pribil; Jorg Verhoeven; Klemen Becan; Marco Zanni; Martin Spilka; Matteo Cittadini; Matteo Gambaro; Matthieu Saulier; Mauro Calibani (Flash); Michele Caminati; Mykhaylo Shalagin; Nalle Hukkataival; Nejc Cujes; Niccolò Ceria; Nicolas Andrè; Ondra Benes; Pavel Peskin; Riccardo Caprasecca; Roberto Palmer Soria; Rok Klancnik; Sean Mc Coll; Silvio Reffo; Dmitri Srapey; Stefano Ghidini; Stefano Varnerin; Stephane Dugit; Tony Lamiche; Urh Cehorin

 

Melloblocco 2009 - Mappa

More pictures:

Melloblocco 2009 – by Adrien Nisan http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157619240701921/

Melloblocco 2009 – by Anna Piumova http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157618561632430/

Melloblocco 2009 – by Lukasz Warzecha http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157618373022376/

Melloblocco 2009 – by Nicola Noè http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157618038374212/

Melloblocco 2009 – by the Melloblockers http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157618757716604/

Melloblocco 2009 – Cleaning & setting http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157616062964988/

Melloblocco 2009 – Official photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157617991350104/

Melloblocco 2009 – Winter in Val di Mello http://www.flickr.com/photos/32985972@N07/sets/72157613506862753/

 

flickr-2009

More videos:

RASSEGNA STAMPA/PRESS RELEASE 2009

press release

 

All-time press release