Home page Planetmountain.com
Melloblocco community climbing at scivolo, the slide
Photo by Klaus Dell'Orto
Melloblocco day 3: Anthony Gullsten
Photo by Klaus Dell'Orto / OpenCircle / Melloblocco
Melloblocco 2015: day 3 Anthony Gullsten climbing Samba do Brasil
Photo by OpenCircle / Melloblocco 2015
The mass of spectators at the closing ceremony of Melloblocco 2013
Photo by Klaus Dell'Orto

Melloblocco... an end and new beginning

di

Melloblocco, the largest climbing meeting in the world that has taken place for 14 years in Val Masino - Val di Mello before going on tour to Cresciano in Switzerland, will not take place this May as per tradition.

Unfortunately it’s now official: Melloblocco will not take place in May. Neither in Val di Mello, the picturesque valley above Val Masino that in 2004 hosted what would transform in the next 14 years into the world’s biggest climbing and bouldering meeting, nor elsewhere, such as in Cresciano in Switzerland that welcomed the 15th edition last year. At present it is unclear whether Melloblocco will be held on another date or possibly even elsewhere, the only thing that is certain at this point it that the traditional May meeting will not take place.

It’s worth noting that during the traditional Melloblocco dates, ie 4 - 5 May, a different event will take place in Val di Mello. Called Freeblocco, this is a grassroots initiative to which everyone is invited. There are no rules and registration is not necessary. It is, if you want, an even more informal meet than Melloblocco, that stems from the wish to continue meeting up in Val di Mello to have climb, have fun, and respect nature.

Below is the brief statement that was published on the official website melloblocco.it, in the hope that Melloblocco in the near future will find its footing once again.

Melloblocco.it official statement
Dear friends,

after fourteen editions in Val Masino, even this year Melloblocco will not take place on the granite of the Valley.

Thank you all for being passionate protagonists and supporters of the meeting.

Melloblocco remind us the right to a mountain where the boulders, meadows, granite towers, waterfalls, large beeches and flowers are free to impart a undisturbed life lesson.

Melloblocco will remain as a testimony that all this is possible and is preparing to be an incubator of new initiatives, even small ones, but united by this common thought.

For now, Melloblocco offers the opportunity to participate in the story, to share gathering and climbing moments on the blocks scattered among different mountains, wherever they are.

Thanks again and good climbing.

Info: www.melloblocco.it

Share


NEWS / Related news:
Melloblocco in Tour 2018, thoughts and words
06.05.2018
Melloblocco in Tour 2018, thoughts and words
The 15th edition of Melloblocco, the great climbing and bouldering festival that took place from 3 to 6 May between Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland) together with MBB Street Boulder Lugano, was completed.
Melloblocco 2017: Individually, Together
15.05.2017
Melloblocco 2017: Individually, Together
Melloblocco 2017 seen through the eyes of Maurizio Panseri. After having climbed in Val Masino and Val di Mello for 30 years, the Italian alpinist now took part in this, his first-ever, grand bouldering meeting.
Melloblocco 2016 final day - the need to climb
08.05.2016
Melloblocco 2016 final day - the need to climb
The 13th edition of Melloblocco, the world's biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, came to a close today in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy. 2800 registered climbers underline the success of the event which has no other equals in the climbing world.
Melloblocco 2015 - day 4, the grand finale and free bouldering spirit
03.05.2015
Melloblocco 2015 - day 4, the grand finale and free bouldering spirit
The 12th edition of Melloblocco drew to a close today in Val Masino and Val di Mello, Italy. This is the biggest climbing and bouldering meeting in the world and confirmation came from the 2,500 registered participants representing 25 nations, the 5,000+ climbers and also the unique nature of the event that unites their irrepressible love for climbing with the beauty of these valleys.
Melloblocco 2014 - day four, a final of climbing and beauty
04.05.2014
Melloblocco 2014 - day four, a final of climbing and beauty
The 11th Melloblocco came to an end today; once again the international bouldering meeting proved to be the biggest event of its kind worldwide, with 2600 registered climbers and more than 4000 people in Val Masino and Val di Mello
Melloblocco 2013: day ten, goodbye to the Valley
05.05.2013
Melloblocco 2013: day ten, goodbye to the Valley
5/05/2013. The last day of the 10th Melloblocco. 10 days of climbing and bouldering to reaffirm the indissoluble bond between Val Masino - Val di Mello and the Melloblockers. All 2,000 climbers have promised to return next year.
Melloblocco, a passionate battle
07.05.2012
Melloblocco, a passionate battle
Sun, rain, boulder problems and parties for 2200 people during the ninth edition of Melloblocco 2012. Our final report of the world's most important bouldering meeting which took place in Val Masino - Val di Mello from 3 to 6 May.
Melloblocco 2011 and the great bouldering tribe
09.05.2011
Melloblocco 2011 and the great bouldering tribe
Melloblocco, Val di Mello, the bouldering tribe and the biggest bouldering meeting in the world
Melloblocco 2010
12.05.2010
Melloblocco 2010
Melloblocco 2010 turned out to be a success once again. Despite the bad weather 1900 registered climbers took part in the world's largest bouldering meeting in Val di Mello, Italy from 6 - 9 May 2010. The valley was visited by a circa 3500 boulderers, as can be read in the report by Nicoletta Costi and Nicola Noè.
Melloblocco #6 and the treasure map
11.05.2009
Melloblocco #6 and the treasure map
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.
Melloblocco... bouldering galore!
12.05.2008
Melloblocco... bouldering galore!
The fifth edition of the legendary Melloblocco exceeded all expectations. Over 4000 people gathered in Val Masino for the world's most important, three-day bouldering meeting. A weekend with a thousand and one stories, all of which "mythical".
Miracle Melloblocco
07.05.2007
Miracle Melloblocco
Melloblocco continues to be a great success. On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May more than 1000 boulderers gathered in Val di Mello for the 4th edition of the Melloblocco, the international bouldering meet organised by the Val Masino town council. As always, plenty of climbing, bouldering, parties, chance encounters and fun and games.
08.05.2006
Melloblocco 2006, all the stories from the Val di Mello
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.
A thousand and one Mellobloccos
09.05.2005
A thousand and one Mellobloccos
The Melloblocco international bouldering meeting organised in Valle di Mello by the Lombardy Mountain Guides took place from 7-8/05/05.
Melloblocco: a great success!
11.05.2004
Melloblocco: a great success!
On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May, over 300 boulderers met up in the Italian Val di Mello and took part in the two-day international Bouldering event, organised by the Lombardy Mountain Guides.

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
NEWSLETTER

Subscriber to receive the weekly newsletter with all the latest news from planetmountain.com

CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • L'uomo Volante
    Il 10 giugno 2017, insieme all'amico Michele, decidiamo di r ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • Gallo George
    Il 16 luglio 2016, invogliati dalla relazione, ci siamo avve ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra