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One Climb, Two Views


Just for fun….




Welcome to beautiful Cresiano, population 500 people, 1000 boulders. A boulderer’s dream, nightmare and promise land. Cresciano is located in the Italian canton of Ticino Switzerland. This is a climbing area legendary in my mind due to the Dosage series of climbing films. We decided that we needed to work off all of the pasta & proscuitto weight we put on in Italy. This town, just north of the Italian border about 1.5 hours from [...]


Three Confessions


First: Sure, a lot of great climbs are found next to clear blue waters; alongside ocean vistas; 10 feet from your campsite; or directly along a country road complete with room for parking. But another bunch of great climbs are found at the end of 45 minute hikes up steep trails in blazing heat. Yes, I’m fit. Yes, I’m outdoorsy. Confession: i don’t like hiking. When we finally reach the boulder field/valley, sticky with sweat [...]