November 2015

Sachi Amma in Waterworld (9a) in the big cave of Osp @ Photo by Luka Fonda Already last week Japan superstar climber Sachi Amma on his second day and 4th try in the route successfully clipped the chains of 55 meters long Waterworld (9a) in the big cave of Osp. That was the third repeat of this route after first ascent by Klemen Bečan and second

Two new hard first ascents in Istria! Klemen Bečan did the extension of Troja in the big cave of Osp, now with the name Couch surfing and the grade 8c+. After classic Troja (8a), you get a batman rest position, followed with some hard and long reaches, then a boulder you can find only on world cup boulder competitions, something incredible to climb on and even

Mina Markovič in Histerija @ Photo by Luka Fonda On Sunday 22nd November, Mina Markovič, best Slovenian female climber and current overall lead world cup winner, on her third go sent Histerija (8c+) in the central part of Mišja peč. Histerija was first climbed by Matej Sova back in 2004, the first and until now only female repeat was done by Natalija Gros in 2008. It

Vanda Michalkova from Slovakia became the youngest girl (with 13 years) to redpoint typically powerful "men's" route Missing link, 8b+. 17-years old Igor Primc had an interesting day in Mišja peč as well. He climbed his first 8b ever and then on the same day added another two 8b's! Wuau, he climbed Marjetica, Mrtvaški ples and Pikova dama (all 8b's, all in one day). Respect!

In the big cave of Osp this Tuesday Klemen Bečan made the first ascent of The Secret Project (8c+), old project located on the right of Active discharge (8b+). It was bolted many years ago as an extension to Rudolfo which joins the last 15 meters of Active discarge. The first 15 meters are easy (5c). Then it gets suddenly very steep, where one should give

Photo @ Pandora Last week nice weather and Halloween holidays allowed many climbers from all over the world to come to the beautiful Istria. There were climbers climbing in hidden gems as well as in popular venues. Some ascents were noticed: In Mišja peč Omar Genuin from the Dolomites fired long and beautiful Kaj ti je deklica, 8b+. Andrea Padovan redpointed Gorenjski šnops and Luka Šorli did Pikova