On June 13 and 14, the second bouldering competition in memory of Tito Traversa will be held in Ivrea, Italy.
The European climbing prodigy, Tito Traversa, was only 12 years old when he died in a tragic climbing accident on July 3, 2013. He took a 15-metre ground fall after climbing a 5.10 warm-up in Orpierre, France.
His borrowed quickdraws’ biners were only attached by the rubber keeper and when he weighted the roped, they draws failed. After the fall, Traversa was airlifted to Grenoble, France and passed away a few days after the fall from head trauma.
Traversa was considered one of the strongest climbers in the world for his age having sent a number of 5.14a’s and onsighting a couple of 5.13’s.
The memorial bouldering competition is organized in part with Eporedia Active Days (EAD), which has a number of outdoor activities for anyone who wants to participate.