June 2023

Summer vibes are in full swing in Istria! The temperature has soared above 30 degrees Celsius, and the Adriatic Sea is delightfully warm. Climbers, seeking refuge from the scorching sun, have retreated to the shaded climbing areas scattered around Istria. In Italy, at the "secret" crag above Trieste called Baratro, Sebastian Castenetto completed the demanding, chipped, 40-move endurance testpiece La Peste Nera (8b+). Within the same

Klemen Bečan has completed another first ascent in Kompanj. This time, he climbed the Rainini extension, which was bolted by Goran Matika - Gogo. It provides a beautiful finish to the existing route Rainini (8b). Bečan suggests a grade of 8c and names it Go go monster. Currently, Kompanj boasts three of Klemen Bečan's 8c routes, all awaiting their first repeats: Bubamara madness (8c) and