Trip Report
the valley ...little sister
Wednesday June 4, 2014 7:15am
http://becauseflatsucks.blogspot.co.at/2014/06/italy-val-di-mello-climbing.html

Credit: stefano607518
Credit: stefano607518
Credit: stefano607518

gretz form the alps

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stefano607518 is a trad climber from italy/austria/switzerland.

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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Jun 4, 2014 - 07:51am PT
Thanks for the link to your TR
Looks wonderful
stefano607518

Trad climber
italy/austria/switzerland
Author's Reply  Jun 4, 2014 - 07:59am PT
ehy Ed,

with pleasure. The place is Called Mello valley or Val di Mello.
it is a little climbing pearl threatened by the modern climbing view called "plaisir" and introduced by the swiss....with the series of books Plaisir Switzerland.

the local are day by day working hard to remove any additional fixed gear appearing from time to time anyhow ;-)

the rock is great
the ambience is wonderful
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
  Jun 4, 2014 - 08:01am PT
Thank you!!! We needed more Italian here.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
  Jun 4, 2014 - 08:11am PT
Beautiful area and wonderful looking rock! I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for posting up.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Jun 4, 2014 - 10:20am PT
Nice....might be worth a plane ticket! Plaisir eh.....yeah folks have been exporting that idea all over the place. The Alps and the Dolomites are bristling with in situ gear and the infection has spread to "YIKES" Patagonia.
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
  Jun 4, 2014 - 10:24am PT
Fantastic pictures, what an idyllic area!
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Jun 4, 2014 - 11:06am PT
I have very fond memories of the Val di Mello. Our very first trip to Italy we flew into Milano and spent our first night in Italy in the charming town of Sondrio.
Thanks, Stephano!
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jun 4, 2014 - 11:48am PT
What an attractive area! Thanks much for this "off the beaten path" trip report.

John
mueffi 49

Trad climber
  Jun 4, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
Had the honor climbing there about 10 years ago. Absolutely fantastic setting with climbing in classic / trad style. If you want to do some alpine - just move up 1 day to the hut servicing the back side / south side of the famous Bergell / Bergalia area.
If you are not into bolt clipping every 6 ft - this is the place to go!!!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Jun 4, 2014 - 03:52pm PT
Wowza!
Credit: micronut


Gratzie!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 4, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
nice!!!!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  Jun 4, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Thanks!

DMT
stefano607518

Trad climber
italy/austria/switzerland
Author's Reply  Jun 5, 2014 - 06:29am PT
folks have been exporting that idea all over the place but so far what i see are the effect on areas as Masino-Bregaglia on the border between Switzerland and Italy...
Swiss alpine guide added bolted belays on classical routes like the Cassin on the pizzo Badile, the north ridge of the same mnt. and the Cengalo south ridge...
this, the guides say is to bring their customer up there in security....

can i say i do not give a sh#t about their customer?
or am i too rough?
I have no respect for somebody that sell and buy "adventure" out there
some ascents should be done, some other should be dreamed and we should train for...other i can only dream about...
but that`s how i grew into it

anyhow any new bolt in the valley`s old routes will be chipped
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Jun 5, 2014 - 07:20am PT
some ascents should be done, some other should be dreamed and we should train for...other i can only dream about...

Amen!
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