GraMitico 2018: climb with Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and Sara Grippo in Valle di Daone
On the 9th and 10th June the Valle di Daone will host the fifth edition of GraMitico, the bouldering meeting in Italy open to all. This year the organization is offering a unique opportunity: star climbers Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi will share their love for climbing. A unique chance to meet these athletes and climb side by side for two days.
Far from the big cities, Italy’s Valle di Daone still is a place with a clearly recognizable and conciliatory identity: alpine streams meander through the valley meadows, feeding River Chiese that mirrors the towering granite rock faces. And for the last few years ago the Boulder Park la Plana - created by the Valdaone Administration, with help fo the Valle delle Giudicarie Community and the Valle del Chiese Tourist Board - is regularly frequented by climbers of all levels who meet annually at the GraMitico bouldering event.
This year’s edition will start of Saturday, 9 June and end the next day, on Sunday, 10 June and this fifth edition comes with the great news that the organization has invited two star guests into the valley: Adam Ondra, the climber who has broken all limits in climbing, and Stefano Ghisolfi, one of the best climbers in the world.
Saturday evening begins with Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi, there to share their thoughts about about their latest projects. And if you don’t dare to ask them for a selfie, you can take part in the Yoga course with Sara Grippo that takes place on Saturday evening at 18:00 and is reserved for women only.
The evening will continue with the screening of Silence, the documentary about the first ascent of the world’s first 9c sports climb, i.e. Silence at Flatanger in Norway. Adam Ondra, introduced by Simone Raina and assisted by Stefano Ghisolfi, will talk about the path that led him there. What better way to find out more about their training methods and how they approach such cutting-edge projects? And since one can never get enough of climbing, a second film will be screened starring Ghisolfi. At present we won’t reveal anything else.
The next day, after the Yoga start with Sara Grippo, the activities will continue and have been designed with everyone in mind. In order to allow experts and beginners alike to climb safely, the landings of the boulders have been leveled and all dangerous obstacles have been removed.In addition, a bed of bark shreds stops weeds from growing, without damaging the natural beauty of this wild forest.
For children aged five to twelve, the organization has devised a bouldering circuit accompanied by mountain guides. Those who want to go climbing can also tag along with Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi, perhaps dabbling in the challenge on the Magic Line, while taking pictures for the #paparazziboulder Instagram contest. This is a unique opportunity to climb alongside these athletes, to learn new techniques and bring home a photograph with them, perhaps autographed.
The day will end with the prize draws offered by the sponsors - Ferrino, Rock Slave, La Sportiva - at the Boulder Village at Limes.