Stories, facts and adventures directly from the third edition of the Melloblocco, the largest international bouldering meeting which took place in Valle di Mello on 6 - 7 May, organised by the Lombardy Mountain Guides. Special gallery by Giulio Malfer.
On 29/05 Flavio Crespi and Angela Eiter won the first stage of the World Cup Lead in Puurs (BEL). 16 year old David Lama placed 2nd at his debut performance.
The O'Neill Xtreme 2006 took place in Verbier, Switzerland, from 17 - 19 March and was won by Sweden's Kaj Zackrisson and Italy's Giulia Monego.
On 10/02 in Grenoble the golden ice axe, the mountaineering oscar 2005, was awarded to Steve House and Vincent Anderson for their new route up the Rupal Face on Nanga Parbat.
On 3/02/2006 Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla and Riccardo "Sky" Scarian repeated Bain de Sang, 9a first ascended by Fred Nicole at Saint Loup, Switzerland.
The six candidates for the prestigious Piolet d'or, promoted by the French Montagnes Magazine and awarded in Grenoble, France on 10 February.
20/11 Historic Italian victory in Kranj: Flavio Crespi is the first Italian to win the Climbin World Cup Lead. The Women's World Cup was won by Angela Eiter from Austria.
The penultimate round of the World Cup Lead 2005 was won in Valence, France by Jorg Verhoeven and Angela Eiter.
Flavio Crespi, Alexandre Chabot and Angela Eiter win the sixth stage of the World Cup Lead 2005 in Marbella, Spain.
Salavat Rakhmetov and Olha Shalagina win the Bouldering World Championships 2005 in Munich.
On 02/06/05 Tomas Mrazek from the Czech Republic and and Angela Eiter from Austria won the World Championships Lead 2005 held in Munich, Germany.
Angela Eiter and Cedric Lachat win the fourth stage of the Lead Worldcup 2005 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Gerome Pouvreau and Olga Bibik have won the third stage of the Bouldering Worldcup 2005 at Fiera di Primiero, Italy
Flavio Crespi and Angela Eiter have won the third round of the Lead Worldcup 2005, held in Imst, Austria, last weekend.
The Melloblocco international bouldering meeting organised in Valle di Mello by the Lombardy Mountain Guides took place from 7-8/05/05.
Angela Eiter from Austria and Ramón Julián Puigblanque from Spain have won the second round of the Lead Worldcup 2005 held in Puurs, Belgium, last weekend.
The Lead Worldcup 2005 started in Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo last weekend and was won by Italian Flavio Crespi and Austrian Angela Eiter.
On 21/04 the mythical 15° Trofeo Mezzalama ski mountaineering competition takes place on Monte Rosa. The start is Breuil Cervinia and the finish is at Gressoney La Trinité.
The second round of the Bouldering Worldcup 2005 took place in Moscow on 18-20 April and was won by Sandrine Levet and Jérôme Meyer.
The prestigious Piolet d'Or 2004 promoted by Montagne Magazine was won by the Russian team for its ascent of Jannu. Steve House won the spectators award for his solitary ascent of K7.