Crystal Ship: a new 8C in Cresciano!

An extreme dihedral in the cradle of modern bouldering

03 March 2021
Giuliano Cameroni, Clement Lechaptois and Karoline Sinnhuber great in Ticino and Zillertal!


Cresciano: the cradle of modern bouldering! In fact, it was here that this discipline exploded in the 90s in the figure of Fred Nicole and here Fred inaugurated the millennium and a new climbing era with the emblematic Dreamtime!

It is difficult to think that, after almost thirty years of activity and the many extreme lines discovered one after the other, there is still room for some new discovery. Yet the current leading exponent of Ticino bouldering, Giuliano Cameroni, had already shown us in recent years that some new gem could certainly be found.

Yesterday the announcement on Instagram of a further masterpiece, even if in reality the ascent dates back to 8th of January: in the sector of the legendary Boule, Giuliano has in fact worked on a line that runs on an overhanging dihedral open and very poor of holds. After having already tried it in with Clement Lechaptois, Giuliano was back in January together with Clem himself and Daisuke Ichimiya, taking advantage of the Cresciano exposure thanks to which the fallen snow immediately melted. The FA arrived, creating another exceptional and pure boulder problem, which offers a mix of power and technique. Cameroni gave the new creature the name Crystal Ship and proposed a difficulty of 8C.

The day after, it was the turn of Clement Lechaptois, who got the second ascent, as he too described on Instagram yesterday.

The photos that the two have posted already speak for themselves, but a Mellow video has been announced for the beginning of next week, in which we will see this and several other lines that Giuliano & Co sent in the past two months.


From Cresciano, let's move now to the Austrian Zillertal, for a flash news starring Karoline Sinnhuber: in the famous Austrian valley Karo climbed her sixth 8B, finishing Nihilist Low.


News: Instagram/

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