This is the definitive guidebook covering the bouldering in Valmasino (Masino Valley) and includes Val di Mello, the location of the annual Melloblocco festival. These granite boulders provide some of the best bouldering to be found in the world in a beautiful setting that is one of the loveliest valleys in the Alps.
The guidebook covers 37 different bouldering areas in the Val Masino area including Val di Mello, Valle dei Bagni, and Piana del Remenno. In total over 2,200 problems are described across a wide range of grades to suit boulders of all abilities.
At the start of each area is a description of the style of bouldering to be found, a location map, approach information and an aerial colour topo of all the boulders in the area. Symbols then indicate altitude, best time of the year to climb, number of problems covered, and generally how popular the place is. GPS co-ordinates are given for the parking areas and important boulders. All the problems are shown on colour photo topos with Fontainebleau grades used throughout.
Published in April 2015 this guidebook is written in Italian, German and English text throughout. An interesting innovation is a QR code next to many of the problems. There are around 200 of these QR codes that link to videos on You-Tube showing the actual problem. This multi-media approach shows how to climb each problem, how high it is, how many pads are required and other information that may not be obvious from the photo in the guidebook.
Number of pages is 448.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format).