Lynn Hill @ Photo by Brad Clement/Spindrift Films Climbing legend Lynn Hill showed up yesterday in Osp with Slovenian photographer Luka Fonda to make some beautiful photos of her climbing in Babna. That was her second visit to this famous crag after more then 20 years. She came to Slovenija to give a lecture on 9th International Mountain Film Festival in Ljubljana on Wednesday. The lecture
Week fully started with warm sun and beautiful spring-a-like days. The first thing we noticed were young guns destroying the areas like Kompanj and Pandora in Croatian Istria. Staša Gejo from Serbia, but currently studying in Maribor, redpointed Rocket Max (8b) in Kompanj. The same route was repeated as well by Martin Bergant and Janja Garnbret. Martin also climbed Pandora's classics like Avatar and 90
Last couple of days was quite bad weather with many clouds, some rain, cold temperatures and humid air. Despite that there was plenty of stuff going on, from Carneval to Valentine's day,
Strong Italian climber, Silvio Reffo from Vicenza, was climbing in Istria for New year's holidays. In that time he visited Pandora, Kompanj, Istarske toplice, Medveja and also Mišja peč, where he briefly tried Histerija, the beautiful 8c+ in the central part. After couple of visits, he returned this Sunday on a beautiful sunny day. It didn't last long till he putted the rope in it's anchor.
It was one of the first lines in Kompanj bolted by always futuristic Austrian climbing legend Gerhard Hoerhager couple of years ago. The amazing line in the left part of the crag, the first one to the right of Rainini, is only about 15 meters long, but with some incredible technical boulder on small pinches and amazing heel hooks in steep terrain followed by world cup moves
Yesterday Domen Škofic managed to grab the 3rd ascent after Tomas Mrazek and Adam Ondra of the hardest route in Mišja peč called Xaxid hostel 9a/a+. The route is about 35 meters long. In first very hard 15 meters you have the hardest boulder of the route on small holds and shitty footholds in gentle overhang. After that you have a decent rest and another 30
The famous cave for bouldering, home to some of the hardest boulder problems in Slovenia, just above Črni kal got rebolted and reclimbed classics from the early 90's first ascended by Tadej Slabe: Gibanica 7c+ and Gnojna bula 8a+. Both routes conquer the entire roof of Črnotiče cave climbing almost all the time in horizontal terrain with good holds and funny moves. Well worthed a