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Shining: Another new boulder area in Soriano nel Cimino

Shining: a new boulder area in Soriano nel Cimino is going to be inaugurated on Saturday, July 10th.

Valerio Angeletti tells us about it: the location, the blocks, the lines, the difficulties.

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Shining: Another new boulder area in Soriano nel Cimino
Shining
ar. Alessandro Marinaro

Saturday, July 10th, at the beach forest of  Soriano al Cimino, there will be the inauguration of the new bouldering area  Shining, the only one close to the top of Mount Cimino. The constant and virtuous dialogue between the Association Sassisti Tusciaroli and the municipality of Soriano del Cimino (VT) allowed the valorization of Shining, which is located right outside the edges of the UNESCO-protected zone, and that is why we can climbing there, provided we get there following the white-red marked path.

This event is the last in a triad, that, in just over one month, introduced three new bouldering areas, and published their topos too. The first area was Angelicum, followed by Dogma Paradogma and now by Shining, all located in the highest part of Soriano.

Shining: Un'altra nuova area boulder a Soriano nel Cimino
Alessandro Marinaro in Shining
ar. Alessandro Marinaro

Thanks to this work of valorization and sharing, now the climber community has many options to pick from so that the disappointment and the inconvenience of the climbing ban in the UNESCO zone are reduced, as it is reduced the risk of complicating the still ongoing dialogue to reduce the scope of the prohibitions.

The area of Shining, which, with its about 1000 meters of altitude, is the highest of the zone, offers, at now,17 blocks, already gardened, with about 50 lines. the climbing style is slabby, but there is no shortage of arêtes and overhangs (and hards!). The rock is of the highest quality, and of an excellent texture, probably the better in the zone. As usual, there are passages for each difficulty, from the (nice) slab of III grade to the not yet sent project, and everything in between up to 7B/+; therefore everyone can have fun.

There are still many projects. For the most audacious: the majestic arête of Shining has still to be sent. It would be worthwhile to come just to see such an unbelievable line, which could stand out as the most beautiful and iconic of the whole Tuscia territory,

Another highly recommended line is Full Metal Jacket, perfect wall, 5m high, with vertical and horizontal crimps, and a masterpiece mantle.

Shining: Un'altra nuova area boulder a Soriano nel Cimino
Shining
ar. Alessandro Marinaro

The event of Saturday, 10 July, to prevent gathering will welcome only 50 participants, already registered. A guide of the SAM (Soriano Ambiente e Mobilità = Soriano Environment and Mobility) will be present at the appointment, to introduce the UNESCO-protected Beach Forest, and to raise participants' awareness of the fragile and precious ecosystem of the zone. Each registered participant will receive a welcome package: the artistic topo of the area, created and signed by the boulderer/artist Paolo Mannoni and offered by the Municipality of  Soriano and by the SAM, a t-shirt offered by Outdoor Srl,  Valegrip liquid chalk, and Monkeyhands powder chalk. And then the participants will have another surprise, offered by  Outdoor Srl… 

And don't worry if you can't participate next Saturday! As usual, the topo of the spot will be soon published on the website Sassisti Tusciaroli!

 💪💪💪Be Sassista!💪💪💪

Texts by Valerio Angeletti, whom we thank.
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