Author: Klemen Vodlan

18 years old Hungarian climber, Tusnady Nimrod visited Mišja peč and Osp cave during Halloween and All Saints' Day. Firstly, he climbed the powerful Talk is cheap (8c) in the left part of Mišja peč. Then he visited the big cave of Osp, where in one day he flashed Helihopter v omaki (8b) and onsighted Troja (8a+), Baram Baram (8a) and first part of Active discharge

What happened on the climbing scene during the last days in Istria? We can start with women this time. Lana Skušek climbed her hardest route, the long and beautiful Kaj ti je deklica (8b+) in Mišja peč. Vita Lukan took down the powerful Missing drink (8b+) on her second go. Young and strong Andrea Chelleris returned to Mišja peč and redpointed the classic Mrtvaški ples (8b). 15 years

Slovenian World Cup competitor, Martin Bergant, was on a sendtrain in Mišja peč. He had two amazing days. First day he completed the first part of crimpy and bouldery Človek ne jezi se (8c). Next day he crushed another 8c, the powerful classic Talk is cheap in the left part of Mišja peč. Teenagers from Balvanija bouldering center in Ljubljana visited Mišja peč again. 12 years

Last weekend Slovenian teenagers visited Mišja peč. 12 years old Tia Brnot Mrak cruised the classic power endurance Mrtvaški ples (8b), while 17 years old Sara Čopar succeeded in Kaj ti je deklica (8b+) on her third go. Martina Čufar did the first female ascent of this amazing 35 meters long route back in 1997 as the fifth female on the world redpointing 8b+. Deklica

13 years old Andrea Chelleris has done his first 9a, Martin Krpan in Mišja peč. Interesting, at the same age, also Adam Ondra succeeded in his first 9a by clipping the chains of Martin Krpan (9a). Martin Krpan (9a) was first ascended by Slovenian Jure Golob back in 2001. The futuristic line was bolted in the nineties of course by Tadej Slabe. It is about 60

After not getting in to the finals, lots of World cup competitors showed up in Mišja peč on Saturday. The highlight of the day was Alex Megos's second go ascent of Martin Krpan (9a). The redpoint looked quite easy, like Alex had still some juice left in the tank. He found it soft, but admitted that it suited his style perfectly. After he did also

Baratro is re-opened! Thanks to association "Proghetto Verticale Trieste"! Please follow the rules written here! Climbing area Baratro Association "Proghetto Verticale Trieste" welcomes all the climbers. Association was founded to save the access and frequency of the climbing areas around Trieste and the first result is in saving this magnificent climbing area named Baratro. It is wanted to mantain direct communication with all the climbers. Anyways, you are asked

35 years old Fabrizio Masoch climbs his first 8c by adding Helikopter v pošasti (8c) in the big cave of Osp to his ticklist. Helikopter v pošasti (8c) is a 55 meters long tufa wrestle that starts in Helikopter v omaki (8b) and after the chain turns to the left to finish in Osapska pošast (8c). It is characterized as an endurance route on tufas.

We have a new problematic issue to publish on our site: rebolting of existing routes in Istria. We got in contact with Slovenian Projekt OSP and have had an interesting interview with them. Three main Projekt OSP members Štefan Wraber, Jurij Ravnik and Rajko Zajc have given their answers to our questions. From our point of view, first we have to thank and congratulate Projekt OSP

On 2nd and 3rd of September first World Cup in lead climbing will be held in Koper, Slovenia, Istria. On a brand new wall in Koper lead competitors from all over the world will compete in Friday's qualifications at 9AM and semifinals at 8PM in the evening and Saturday's final's at 8PM in the evening. After the finals there will be a party and a