Author: Klemen Vodlan

First of all, happy and healthy 2024! We wish you lots of of fun on the rocks! New year holidays in Istria passed with mainly great weather, so many climbers came here and even more hard routes were climbed everywhere around Istria. Pepa Šindel, a talented 16-year-old climber from the Czech Republic, enjoyed a highly productive week at Mišja peč. His achievements included the successful

Merry Christmas to the entire climbing community! In the spirit of the season, Jernej Kruder received an incredible gift from Santa—a redpoint ascent of Martin Krpan (9a), the infamous "monster traverse" in Hladilnik, also known as The Freeze, situated on the right side of Mišja peč. Jernej Kruder shared his reflections on the challenging route, expressing, “I would like to expose something here: I spent many

Italian powerhouse, Stefano Carnati successfully clipped the chains of 20 meters long roof called Sanjski par extension (9a) in the left part of Mišja peč after dedicating three days of effort to it. For 8a.nu Carnati said: "As I moved to Slovenia for my studies, Mišja peč is one of the closest winter crags. I climbed there a few times 12 years ago and it was

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

Rocktober in Istria is coming to an end. Climbing conditions have been highly diverse, ranging from Indian summer days to windy and rainy weather. The most challenging ascent of Rocktober was accomplished by the young Italian climber Andrea Chelleris, who smashed the fast ascent of the roof named Sanjski par extension (9a) in the left part of Mišja peč. In recent days and weeks, several notable

Started from the 16th of September, a group of 12 members from the Croatian Bolting School dedicated themselves to rebolting nearly all the routes in Brseč's premier sector, known as Pod Križ. The project was initially supposed to be finished within one week period but it was prolonged due to the bad weather. All the existing bolts in sector Pod Križ have had become rusty due

Andrea Chelleris, a 14-year-old prodigy from Tarvisio, Italy, has once again demonstrated his exceptional skills by completing the challenging Sanjski Par Extension (9a) route, located in the left section of Mišja peč, commonly known as Tedi's Cave. This was already the 6th route in the 9th grade for young Andrea. Andrea had previously attempted this route last year, after his successful ascent of Martin Krpan (9a).