climbing

Heading south – Melloblocco

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While mountaineers kept fighting at inconceivable altitudes in Himalayas, a colourful crowd of boulderers kept chilling in Val di Mello. Year after year thousands of climbers from all over the continent gather in world’s most important bouldering meeting Melloblocco on the first weekend of May. This spring was not exceptional too. Like minded people all around, absence of stress and the overall simplicity is what makes it so charming. Beginners and experts, everyone with different abilities, aims and projects, yet everyone in love with the mountains.

Bouldering, sport or trad climbing. For its huge variety of short as well as multi-pitch routes sometimes called Europe’s Yosemite valley, Val di Mello has something for everyone. These offers combined with climbing and creative competitions, movie screenings and concerts make an event where it is always great to come back.

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Climbing in the flats – Löbejün

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I haven’t been getting up early on a weekend (earlier than during the week) already for quite a while and I haven’t been properly climbing for quite some time too. Well, it was just about time to get out. This time to Löbejün.

Located in a former quarry near Halle/Leipzig, this is one of the closest climbing areas from Berlin. It may not be the perfect crag, but it has more than 150 routes facing all directions and is less than two hours away, what makes it a great location for a day-trip.

Löbejün near Berlin, is a bit like Sarentino near Bolzano – nice and relaxed atmosphere, good grip and a rather good accessibility. Actually, Berlin is not that bad for climbing in the end!
 

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