October 2016

And here comes the scariest night of the year, Halloween! :) Many climbers used the first of November and its close holidays to spent some time climbing in sunny Istria. Until now we have seen some hard ascents in Mišja peč from: Young and strong Italian Matteo Menardi who redpointed Strelovod (8c) in the right part of Mišja peč. Another young and strong climber, this time from

@photo from last weeks Barcolana, a historic sailing international race taking place every year in the Gulf of Tieste The season for climbing in Istria finally arrived. Last week people from all over the globe were climbing in the summer crag of Baratro, on the sunny winter crags of Napoleonica, hardcore Mišja peč and Osp, as well in Črni kal, not to mention the south faces

on photo Urša Florjančič climbing Happy mix (8a) in Skedenj Rocktober started perfectly, temps dropped down, conditions arrived and climbers showed up all around, that is why also many hard climbs got crushed. Hmmm…where to start? Restless Franci Jensterle aka Frenk first broke a crucial hold in the second part of Working class hero (8b+) in the big cave of Osp, but later still redpointed the route

Uroš Brecelj in Vizija (8c) @ photo by Luka Tambača This Sunday strongman Uroš Brecelj clipped the chains of his first 8c, the crimpy Vizija in the central part of Mišja peč. 30-meters long Vizija was bolted and first ascended by Luka Zazvonil back in 2004, later a hold broke in the first hard part and made it even more solid for the grade. It is

Gogo in Grinta @ Photo by Enna Peroš Goran Matika aka Gogo from Pazin made a first ascent of a new route now with the name Grinta and a proposed grade of 8c in the sector Slap in Buzetski kanjon. Grinta was bolted years ago by Čedomir Čekič Čedo and is the first route to the right of Infamous bastards (8b+). Gogo spent three seasons trying