A Mellow Switzerland (1/4)

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Back in winter Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Giuliano Cameroni, Keenan Takahashi and Roman Yalowitz spent the whole season in Ticino, trying to develop Val Bavona; one of the coolest climbing spots worldwide. Kevin Takashi Smith was there capturing the best moments so here we go with part 1/4!
Grandissimo 7C+ FA
No Picnics 7C+ FA
Il Pagliaccio 8A FA
La Peregrina 8A+ (FA by Jonas Winter)
Squalo Bianco 8B+ FA
Space Cadet 8B FA

“Mithril”(sit) FA by Giuliano Cameroni

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Giuliano on the FA of Mithril sit, a classic testpiece in Cresciano first climbed as a squat start by Dave Graham

G.and D.Cameroni new projects

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Giuliano and Diego Cameroni establishing some new boulders in Brione during this past winter season.
List of boulders Slow
Down 8A+/V12 FA
Take it easy 8B/V13 FA
Blinded by the light 8B/V13
Inside Out 8B/V13 FA
Liquid Nails 8B+/V14 FA
Zero Kelvin 8B+/V14 FA
Camera by Kevin Takashi Smith as well

"The Story of 2 Worlds"

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“The Story of two Worlds” by Christof Rauch

Source: Thomas Lindinger

Back in 2018 my friend Christof Rauch climbed Dave Graham's classic 'The Story of Two Worlds' ( 8C/V15 ) in Cresciano. He got filmed by Pawel Jelonek. A little bit later he also made a repeat of Dai Koyamada's low start. Both ascents meant a lot to him and in his own words: "A dream became reality! When I climbed "The Dagger" for the first time I don't thought that I could climb this problem ever! But a few weeks ago I found some new microbetas and it felt so much easier. At first I made a teamascent of the normal start together with Pawel. Afterwards I checked out the lower moves with no big expectations. Sometimes it seems like this is the key to success and after a hell of a fight I stood on top of this amazing boulder and nabbed the second ascent. Thanks to the awesome crew!"

“The Story of two Worlds” by Sebastian Cotting

Dai Koyamada "The Story of Two Worlds" low start V16

Samuel Ometz "The Story of 2 Worlds"

Giuliano Cameroni - The Story of 2 Worlds 8c

Giuliano Cameroni - The Story of 2 Worlds 8c from Giuliano Cameroni on Vimeo.

“MANOUCHE” FA by G.Cameroni

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Giuliano on the FA of Manouche, a new crimpy problem in Val Bavona, CH

Primitivo 8C/V15 First Ascent

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Primitivo is one of the best new problems in the world situated in Val Bavona, in Ticino, CH. FA circa April 2019.


Isabelle Faus
Daniel Woods
Giuliano Cameroni
Jimmy Webb

Filmed by the crew//edit by Giuliano

First Ascents by G. Cameroni

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8c+/V16 First Ascents

In February 2019, Giuliano made the first ascent of two of the hardest boulders in Ticino, CH: “Poison The Well” in Brione and “REM” in Cresciano.