Val di Mello Bouldering Area, Sondrio Province
VAL DI MELLO BOULDERING AREA | LOMBARDY REGION
Val di Mello Bouldering Area is located in the Sondrio Province, of the Lombardy Region. The boulders sit in a lovely upper alpine valley on the southern slopes of the Bernina Alps. The Mello Valley has always been known for its traditional Alpine routes on good quality granite, there are lots of boulders to enjoy, but be sure and respect the surrounding area.
WHAT IS THE BOULDERING LIKE IN VAL DI MELLO
The rock is granite and problems tend to be technical rather than explosive. The grain or the rock is rather smooth and though many of the problems look easy they can be much more challenging due to body tension needed. Most boulders have good landing zones are there are several highballs, a few extra crash pads can come in handy. The valley has become a destination point in May for the annual Mellobloc Bouldering Competition. A fun bouldering fest patterned after the old Phoenix Bouldering Competition, there are not as many problems and this is a much more established bouldering site so not a lot of new stuff, but a great party.
The best time of the year to visit the valley is April, May, September and October. In the winter time there are very few places to climb in the sun so the valley is quite cold, and in the summer it is very hot.
VAL DI MELLO BOULDERING GUIDE
|BEST TIME OF YEAR||Spring and Fall|
|APPROACH TIME||5 minutes|
|LANDING||Possible to climb with one crash pad|
|RANGE OF GRADES||5b - 8b|