Interview with Simone Pedeferri, climber and historic Melloblocco route setter, one week before Melloblocco in Tour 2018 which will take place from 3 - 6 May 2018 in Cresciano and Lugano (Switzerland).
Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have established ‘L’Olandese Volante’, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Precipizio degli Asteroidi in Val di Mello, Italy.
The video of Pana (8b, 300m) the new multi-pitch sports climb established by Simone Pedeferri and Daniele Bianchi up the huge and secluded Mongolfiera cliff Val Masino (Italy).
On the Mongolfiera face (Val Masino, Italy) Daniele Bianchi and Simone Pedeferri have made the first ascent of 'Pana' (8b, 265m). The route is named in honour of Pietro Biasini.
On the East Face of Garden of Dionysus above Leonidio in Greece the Italian climbers Dimitri Anghileri, Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have opened Fuori di Zucca, a new 155m multi-pitch sports climb graded 7c+/8a (7b obligatory). The report by Dimitri Anghileri.
In November 2015 Simone Pedeferri, Paolo Marazzi and Marco Maggioni made the first ascent of El Chaman Loco up the El Chaman face at El Salto, Mexico. Some pitches along this 400m climb still need to be freed, with difficulties estimated at 8c. The trip report by Paolo Marazzi.
In April 2015 Simone Pedeferri made the first ascent of "Io non ho paura" (225m, max 8b+, 7b obligatory) a new rock climb established together with Alberto Marazzi on Scoglio della Metamorfosi in Val di Mello. The route is dedicated to Luciano Barbieri.
The trailer Segni, a story of colours and granite, the new film by Michele Caminati featuring Simone Pedeferri and the climbing in Val di Mello and Val Masino.
The video of La Divina Commedia, the route first ascended by Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera at Buco del Piombo in Valle Bova, Italy, freed in July 2014 with difficulties up to 8b+ (7a obligatory).
Michele Caminati, this time as video maker, introduces the spirit of the recent Melloblocco 2014. Episode #1: the treasure map "explained" by Simone Pedeferri and the other side to Melloblocco, the live evening entertainment: meetings, videos, theatre with the main players of what climbing is all about.
The latest updates from the route setter Simone Pedeferri about the boulder problems that are just waiting to be climbed during Melloblocco 2014.
Interview with Simone Pedeferri, the man who leads the group of route setters who unearth and prepare the new problems and areas for the Melloblocco bouldering event in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy.
From 30 April to 4 May 2014 Melloblocco, the world's biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, returns to Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy. Almost 1200 climbers have already pre-registered for this event. Simone Pedeferri and the team of route setters are hard at work preparing the boulder problems and new areas of this 11th edition.
While the bouldering continues, expectations are high for this evening's show dedicated to Val di Mello and its climbing. The evening kicks off with Patabang, the film by Andrea Frigerio and continues with the presentation of MitoMello, the guidebook written by Jacopo Merizzi. Guest speakers also include Paolo Masa and Simone Pedeferri.
In February 2013 the Italian climbers Lorenzo Lanfranchi, Mirko Masè, Simone Pedeferri, Mattia Tisi and Andrea Zaffaroni made the first ascent of Perdidos en el Mundo (870m, 23 pitches, 7b+, 6c+ obligatory) up the north face of Cerro Walwalun in Cochamo valley in Patagonia, Chile. The story by Mirko Masè.
Simone Pedeferri has freed Dream of love 8c at Grotta del Ferro, Val di Mello, Italy.
The video of the first winter ascent of Spada nella Roccia, Qualido, in Val di Mello (Val Masino) carried out by Daniele Bernasconi and Simone Pedeferri in February 2011.
On 24/07/2011 Simone Pedeferri has freed Porno Valley 8c and OldMan! Jump! 8b at the Grotta del Ferro in Val di Mello, Italy.
The Melloblocco 2011 bouldering area, prepared by Simone Pedeferri and introduced by Nicola Noè
Between the 2nd and 3rd of September 2010 the Italian climber Simone Pedeferri carried out the first free ascent of "Non sei più della mia banda" (700m, 8a+ max, 7a+ obbl.), the route first ascended by Stefano "Pizza" Pizzagalli, Domenico Soldarini, Stefano Gaffuri and Cesare Romano on the emblematic Precipizio degli Asteroidi in Val di Mello (Val Masino), Italy.