MELLOBLOCCO - THE INTERNATIONAL BOULDERING MEETING
in Val di Mello, Italy, on 6-7 may 2006
The 3rd edition of Melloblocco®, the international bouldering meeting which started in 2004 and gathered an extraordinary crowd of eager participants in 2005, thus becoming "The Meeting" for many climbers, will be held again in Val di Mello. The playground will be a bit more further up into the Valley with the aim of putting together bouldering and a short trek in one of the most extraordinary wild environments in the Alps. The meeting formula will be the same as the two previous editions, very appreciated by hundreds of "sassisti" (the traditional name for boulder climbers in Val di Mello). The Melloblocco® participants may find accomodation in the many hotels or campsites in the area and are being "offered" over four hundred boulder problems from 4a to 8b, on the many rocks scattered all over the grasslands of the beautiful Mello Valley. The boulders will include historical problems, the ones from the previous editions marked on the map which will be given again to the participants, and lots of brand new problems, in the inner part of the Valley, marked on a second map also given to the participants in the event kit. The most difficult new boulder problems (6 for all and 4 for women only) entitle the solvers to share a jackpot in money, while prizes in climbing equipment will be drawn for the other participants. Pre-registration via fax or e-mail should be made at the Alpine Guides Regional College of Lombardy or at Consorzio Turistico Porte di Valtellina, writing your first name, surname and date of birth. Minimum age for enrolment is 18, though younger climbers are welcome if accompanied by a parent.
Alpine Guides Regional College of Lombardy:
Consorzio Turistico Porte di Valtellina:
The event office is open from Friday May 5th at Centro Polifunzionale della Montagna (Filorera), Tel. +39-0342-640004.
Enrolment will take place from 7 pm to 11 pm of Friday May 5th and
from 8:30 am onwards of Saturday May 6th.
The event kit will be handed out untill available (1000 kits).
Saturday May 6th
8:30 a.m. Meeting at event office, registration (fee: 10 €), handing out of event kit.
10.30 a.m. Free-of-charge shuttle transport from the village of San Martino to Val di Mello Base Camp. The shuttle runs all day.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bouldering Time! You will climb on the boulders marked on the maps included in the event kit. For the most difficult money-awarding boulders a judge will record the registration number of the climbers who succeed in the free-ascent.
10 p.m. Party at Centro Polifunzionale della Montagna with DJ, music and film projections.
Sunday May 7th
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free-of-charge shuttle transport to Val di Mello Base Camp and then: bouldering time!
6 p.m. Closing of the event and greetings. Money-prize awarding to the climbers who have sent the most difficult boulders and drawing of the gear-prizes for the lucky ones at Centro
Polifunzionale della Montagna. N.B. The event will also be held in case of rain (be equipped for it!). Participants must bring their own crash pads. The organisers disclaim all responsibility for any injury occurring to participants. Participants should make their own hotel reservation at Consorzio Turistico Porte di Valtellina.
Pre-registration via fax or e-mail should be made at the Alpine Guides Regional College of Lombardy or at Consorzio Turistico Porte di Valtellina, writing your first name, surname and date of birth. Minimum age for enrolment is 18, though younger climbers are welcome if accompanied by a parent.