Strong forces from Vipava valley, Jure Piršič and Marko Šturm joined this summer to repeat the endurance monsters in the Osp cave. Marko managed to battle Bitka s stalaktiti 8b, while Jure repeated Bitka as well and Active discarge 8b+. On to the next ones ;)
Famous boulderer Jernej Kruder showed up in Baratro just for a relax session before the World Championship in Munich 2014 and in one afternoon he managed to (despite the ''lack'' of endurance): - redpoint for warm up of Dubbio finale 8a+ - redpoint of Holokaust 8b+ (which he tried once briefly 8 years ago) and then he almost flashed the upper part which is more endurance style
Gabriele Sbisighin has sent the "long standing" project of Dino Šturman in the cave of Baratro. For sure it is considered a hard 8c with a double dyno in the lower part and then endurance for another 30 meters. Impressive!
In the Osp big wall the new multipitch Bala Bala was bolted and first free climbed by Klemen Bečan. The route is 180 meters long and all the time very overhanging. It starts the same as the first part of Osapska pošast and then continues left to join Waterworld. The hardest is the first pitch, a 55 meters 8b overhang with some awesome moves on
Domen Škofic did the first repeat of Klemen Bečan's masterpiece Waterworld, a 55 meters long and really steep 9a in the big Osp cave. For success he needed a little more than 10 tries, he confirmed the grade and said that it is his second hardest 9a (after Sanjski par in Mišja peč) he did. Keep on being strong Domen!
Klemen Vodlan (the editor of this page) managed to succeed in the 55 meters long and more than 30 meters overhanging beauty called Bitka s stalaktiti in the big cave of Osp.
The Bečan family (Anja and Klemen) bolted some new high quality routes in Kamena vrata. The list: Bonsai 8b Zvuči teško 8b Snakeguljičica 8b Hit poletja 7b Cirkus 6b All the routes are fully three-star lines and are waiting for new repeats. You're all welcome!
One of the most experienced and strongest climbers from the Italian region of Padova, Luigi Biloro, after just a couple of tries last year and a couple of tries this year managed to redpoint Osapska pošast, 8c in the Osp cave. His redpoint go was really interesting because of being on a no-hands rest after all the cruxes about 40 meters up high, he broke the
Andrea Padovan managed the first repeat of Sbisigando con l'orango 8b+ in sector Mano di fatima in the classic Trieste climbing area called Napoleonica. The route was first redpointed a couple years ago by his friend Gabriele Sbisighin.