Great first ascent by Giuliano Cameroni in Valle dell’Orco!
The swiss climber sends Gran Paradiso, 8B/C, a new testpiece in the valley.08 November 2019
A great end for Cameroni's visit to one of the most historical Italian climbing valleys!
The news of the latest first ascent by Giuliano Cameroni is coming again from Instagram. A few days ago Giuliano visited the boulders of Valle dell’Orco where, together with Bernd Zangerl (who knows well these boulder problems and who has been one of the most active developers here), Giuliano tried and climbed one of the projects still open, named Gran Paradiso and evaluated by the swiss boulderer as 8B+/C.
Here is his comment on Instagram:
“Few weeks ago, on the first day in Valle dell’Orco, Bernd Zangerl showed me this incredible project, one of the most unique line I’ve seen on granite: stem gem intro on a super steep dihedral is followed by a very powerful shoulder section that leads into Bravirabi, a 5 stars highball. Due to tricky conditions I had to wait till the last day of the trip, when the good grip allowed me to send both this and Il Colonel!“
Giuliano soon promised a video of his ascents of these boulders ... obviously on the Mellow channel!