Simone Pedeferri, theres’ just one week to go before Melloblocco on Tour takes place at Cresciano and Lugano. How did you choose the competition problems?
In order to select the Cresciano boulder problems suitable for the Melloblocco I wanted to hear from the locals first of all, in order understand their point of view and share their vision and choice of lines. The basis was our desire to create something that shares the joy and beauty of climbing. This is why we chose a sort of historical ‘journey’. 8 + 8 boulder problems (6 male problems and 6 female problems + 2 for both men and women) that retraces the history of bouldering at Cresciano and, at the same time, the history of bouldering. In addition, we obviously also selected problems that are more likely to be climbed during the Melloblocco days, as well as problems I know personally and I have already climbed. Actually, this return to Cresciano is like taking a step back in time, to when I came here for the first time over 23 years ago. To the days of Fred Nicole, back in the early 90’s when you could climb shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world, those who made it to the front covers of the magazines… climbing here was a real discovery and great fun.