November 2023

Jure Piršič recently made a first ascent in Costiera, successfully clipped the chains of the long-standing project, Gratton pour homme. This vertical slab route spans approximately 15 meters, featuring delicate climbing on small holds and even smaller footholds. The proposed grade for the route is around 8b. Translated to English, Gratton pour homme means "perfume for men." It now stands as the most challenging route

Autumn has fully embraced Istria with its vibrant colors. After some initial rain at the beginning of the month, the weather has now settled into a perfect rhythm of sunshine, creating ideal conditions for challenging climbs. Our journey begins with Kompanj, a picturesque crag situated just above the medieval village of Roč. Stefano Carnati, an Italian climbing powerhouse, conquered Klemen Bečan's masterpiece All in, I'm out

Fourteen-year-old Christian Leitner, a member of the Austria Youth Climbing Team from Graz, achieved an impressive ascent by climbing Martin Krpan (9a) in the right part of Mišja peč. This marked Christian's first 9a. For example, climbers like Adam Ondra and Andrea Chelleris accomplished the same feat at the age of 13. To showcase his skills, Christian also climbed the powerful route Talk is cheap

Despite the bad weather, young guns from all over Europe refused to be beaten. Even with the heavy rainfall in Istria and some of the local crags dampened, the cave of Osp flooded, climbing in Mišja peč remained possible. Conditions weren't always unfavorable, and they managed to conquer numerous challenging routes. Here are some notable ascents. Let's begin this time with girls. 13 years old Natali Bernat