Angelo Bonechi

Angelo Bonechi

BOULDERER FROM ITALIAN FINALE LIGURE

8b+ climber from Italy

He has been climbing since early childhood and never got away from the sport

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  • I was born in: Pietra Ligure a small village in Liguria Italy.
  • I’ve been climbing since:  I started climbing practically since I started walking. My parents had a farm with goats and I enjoyed following them everywhere, between the ages of 4 and 10 I was like a monkey. I was always up in the trees or on the walls with the goats, but I really started climbing at age 14.
  • I have climbed on rocks: I started rock climbing at the age of 14 thanks to a friend Stefano Balbo, he took me to the crag for the first time and I haven’t stopped since
  • I have climbed on boulders: I started bouldering at the age of 16 in the gym and I immediately liked it I liked and really like this very dynamic and acrobatic style of climbing but for me the real turning point was in 2020 in Varazze in the famous bouldering area. There I did bouldering on rock for the first time in my life. For me it was the most beautiful experience ever that made me definitely fall in love with outdoor bouldering, in my opinion it is one of the purest forms of climbing when you leave the immaculate environment without anyone noticing your passage.
  • With a mattress or with a rope? I prefer outdoor bouldering to climbing because I hate falling because I’m too pumped, I really like taking myself to the limit and seeing how far I can go with smaller and smaller holds, more and more intense movements and more and more overhanging walls, I love trying to reaching perfection in every movement and always trying to get to my maximum i love bouldering. When you climb to the limit every muscle in your body is contracted and you have to execute the movements like a perfect dance. However, sometimes I also like to climb with a rope.
  • Good conditions in winter or good time in summer? I love to climb with good conditions in the winter, i like to find those days where everything is in the right place very good fitness good weather and the send breeze.
  • In the valley or in the mountains? For me it doesn’t make much difference what matters to me is that the area in which I am climbing is a bit isolated from the city or from civilization in general I really like isolated places.
  • Alone or in a group? I prefer to climb alone especially when i try projects to my limit it helps me concentrate and express myself at my best without having the thought that someone is watching me, most of the time i climb alone because i can také my own pace thinking about the method and other things, for me it is essential to feel almost in a form of meditation when I try to climb to the limit
  • Edge or sloper? I love the notches they are my favorite thing it is fantastic to feel that the more you crimp them the higher you stay
  • Static or dynamic? Really like static climbing, I love the shoulder moves when you feel you’re at your physical limit
  • Practice or OS? I am an impetuous climber and therefore find it hard to climb onsight I prefer to build the perfect sequence and perform it like a dance
  • Flannel shirt or T-shirt?  T-shirt

6 QUESTIONS FOR ANGELO

1. If you could only go to one area, what would it be?
Rock lands

2. Which route "punished" you the most and which one was so good that it surprised you?
The boulder on which I struggled the most is definitely toky 8b+ while the most beautiful line of all is rampage in Varazze.

3. What OS do you value the most?
My best OS Is Cuneo violenta a Boulder in Elba Island 7c.

4. Do you have a precise training plan, or do you stick to the motto "the best climbing training is climbing"?
I am followed by a coach Pietro Pozza, together at the beginning we always set the goals and plan the training periods together to reach the optimal shape, I like to try to do everything possible to climb better and better and having a well-organized preparation is essential.

5. What about your diet, rest, and compensatory exercise? What has worked well for you personally?
’m lucky enough to live in the countryside so I practically always eat natural riba. For me it’s essential to avoid industrial and not very healthy foods. As far as rest is concerned, I find it very difficult to rest because I would like to climb 24 hours a day but I understood over time that it is essential to rest but not too much.

6. Would you eventually like to try other climbing disciplines that you haven't tried much yet (races, multi-pitch climbing, winter mountains, etc.)?
One of my goals would be to reach a similar level in the future in bouldering and cragging, also trying to dedicate myself to multipitch routes.

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