Author: Klemen Vodlan

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).

The warm summer weather continues to linger. This Sendtember has been unusually hot for this time of year, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius, making it feel like summer hasn't ended. However some climbers just refused to be beaten. After the World Cup in Lead climbing in Koper in the beginning of the September, 17 years old Bulgarian climber Niki Rusev made a short visit to

Andrea Chelleris, a 14-year-old Italian skier and climber sent another 9a, this time he climbed Halupca 1979 (9a) in the big cave of Osp. Chelleris needed 9 tries to succeed in this really overhanging beast. Halupca 1979, situated at the heart of the Osp cave , was initially bolted by Klemen Bečan in 2007 and was first ascended by Matej Sova the following year. The route

Interview with Silvo Karo: About his book Rock'n'Roll on the Wall, life in Osp, the future of alpinism and much more. ClimbIstria: Hello Silvo! I've just read the book of yours Rock’n’Roll on the Wall and all I can say is WOW! It's been a while since I've read a book with a climbing theme that affected me so much. It is so fluid and interesting

Lenka Piesta - Micicova, a 45 years old woman from Slovakia crushed La Peste Nera (8b+) in Baratro. Lenka has a full time job, but still she climbs a lot. She is almost local to climbing areas around Istria, where she has been climbing from Buzet to Mišja peč/Osp to Baratro for many many years. Last summer she climbed Masochismo (8b) in Baratro and this year

Gonzalo Larrocha, a 39-year-old math teacher from Huesca, Spain, along with his wife Silvia, embarked on a memorable summer holiday along the stunning sea coast of Slovenia and Croatia. As previously mentioned in our climbing news, their journey commenced with a visit to the Osp cave. There, Gonzalo redpointed the challenging 55-meter overhang route named Helikopter v pošasti. Impressively, even in the face of sweltering

This summer has brought about a whirlwind of weather patterns. From scorching heatwaves to daily downpours, the situation has escalated to floods in the northern part of Slovenia. Nevertheless, amidst these challenges, the climbers in Istria continue to tackle hard summer sends on a daily basis. This time, let's journey from the south to the north. In the Croatian section of Istria, precisely within the Buzetski