April 2015

Last days we saw currently the best rock climber in the world, Adam Ondra climbing in Mišja peč. First of all, he bolted a new line in Tedi's cave in the left part of Mišja peč. He bolted the first bolt in a blank section between Talk is cheap and Za staro kolo in majhnega psa making an incredible hard boulder start, then traversing to

Mountain association of Slovenia and Municipality of Koper have set up new signs for climbers on the entrance of the valley of Osp. On signs there are well explained rules of conduct: where to park your car, how to reach the crag, how to behave in the area,

Yesterday Slovakian climber Stefan Bednar sent the first part of Sanjski par, 8c+. It is a powerful route in Tedi's cave in the left part of Mišja peč all the time in full horrizontal terrain, first part ascended by Tadej Slabe already in 1994, graded first 8c. Years after a crucial hold on the second crux broke and it got upgraded to 8c+. The extension

Two days ago Polish climber Lukasz Dudek, born in 1983, climbed his 13th 9a - Xaxid Hostel in Mišja peč! This 40 meter long line took him two trips to finally clip the anchor of it. The route consists of first 15 meters of around 8c+ (FB boulder 8b) and then joins Ekstaza (8c+) to the top of the wall. This was the 4th ascent of

So many climbers were in Istria for Easter holidays, you can't imagine. Conditions were good, all the areas were visited and many hard routes were climbed all over the peninsula. Some of the highlights were: 12 years old Slovakian girl, daughter of two passionate climbers, Vanda Michalkova visited Mišja peč where on 6th of April she redpointed her first 8a, the steep and powerful Corto. Next

Each year in springtime, when warm sun starts to attract crowds of climbers, people living in villages close to climbing areas around Istria start to feel unhappy because of the poor ethics of some users of the climbing playgrounds. The reason for this article is therefore to educate those that might think their actions in climbing areas remain unnoticed and to remind those who are

@Photo by Luka Fonda. Check out his updated website: http://www.lukafonda.com/index   Easter holidays brought us many strong climbers from everywhere, many hard redpoints & onsights, as well as some strange weather ranging from spring sun to sudden snow and strong wind. Climbers were all around and hard ticks were noticed in almost all the crags of Istria. In Italy, in Napoleonica, young and strong competition climber Eva Scroccaro bags first

Sun and crowds were for sure the most common things in the crags of Istria in the last days. There were really a lot of climbers everywhere around. And even more are expected for this weekend. So, please be patient and follow simple rules how to act in this kind of situations. Basically, behave like at home: park the car on a proper parking place and