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A selection of photos from our trip to Ticino January/February 2005.


In early 2005 I was invited by Andy Earl on a trip to Ticino valley in Switzerland to boulder at Cresciano and Crironico. It was a strong team consisting of Andy, Ian Vickers, Gaz Parry, Percy Bishton, Jamie Cassidy and representing the Netherlands Wouter Jongeneelen and Dennis Teijsse. I'd gone along with a serious knee injury but anyway my main role was as a photographer. Everyone climbed as a team, they took on a lot of serious highball problems that required lots of mats and attentive spotters. Generally the rule was once one person got up the problem then everyone moved on. Most of the climbs attempted received successful ascents but not necessarily but he person in my photos. At the time being there just seemed normal, but now looking back it was an amazing trip to be a part of.

















Dreamtime Standing 8A+  Gaz Parry 2005


Malcolm Smith climbing Dreamtime 8C   Andy Earl