September 2015

Gianfranco Dušič from Rijeka (Croatia) on Thursday climbed his first 8c ever in the big cave of Osp. He fired 55-meter long endurance testpiece Osapska pošast on his third try. The first part (7c) of Osapska pošast (aka the monster of Osp) was bolted long time ago by Jure Bobnar, then Klemen Bečan showed up in the cave, saw this project and extended it for

In the last week the weather was so-so. It started with the tropical heat and humidity followed by perfect conditions with the sun and burja (strong and cold wind from the north-east). Karies, the 8a+ in the sector behind the village of Osp was fur sure the route of the week. :D It was redpointed on the 3rd try of the day by only 12-years old

Klemen above the lake in the big cave of Osp @ Photo by Luka Fonda We have prepared you an interesting 5 minute interview with one of the Slovenia’s best rock climbers ever – Klemen Bečan. He is famous in the world of climbing as the first Slovenian male competitor who won in lead World cup competition, the first to onsight 8b, 8b+, 8c and 8c+

With good weather conditions also hard ascents came immediately. In the first days of this week we noticed some impressive ascents all over Istria. For the weekend young Jaka Šprah from Ljubljana redpointed his 3rd 8b ever, Lahko noč Irena in Mišja peč. In Baratro Klemen Kejžar sent Sicario di sanguinario, historical 8c which was done this summer as well by strong climbing couple from the Dolomites:

The autumn season for climbing in Istria began! Friday and Saturday was raining a bit, temps drop down significantly and the cold wind from north started to blow, so this week we expect beautiful weather and perfect conditions for climbing in our favorite climbing areas. Yesterday there were already many climbers in Osp, the camping is getting crowded, the grapes in vineyards are being picked, autumn