Melloblocco 2009 - Val di Mello, Italy

Photos by Claudia Colonia - "Melloblocco" in Val di Mello, Italy is regarded as the the biggest, most famous international outdoor bouldering competition in the world. And for good reason, Val di Mello has over 700 awesome boulder problems, of which 300 were new for the May 7-10, 2009 event. Aside from the perfect rock and the marvelous scenery — as if that's not enough — the spirit of the event and the incredible performances from the many talented champions in attendance make for an unforgettable experience. In '09 over 2100 boulders plus 5000 spectators gathered from all over Italy and 37 different countries for the sixth annual event. For more information visit: