Gabrovica viaduct

Sanjski par extension (9a) in Mišja peč by Stefano Carnati

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 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 definitely good to come back! This past weekend I had the opportunity to attempt Sanjski pas extension (9a) with some strong friends. I spent three days in a row on the route, and finally, despite the tiredness, on my 10th try I was able to climb through the middle crux and continue till the top!”

Stefano Carnati, a 25-year-old climber from northern Italy, is the son of a climber and has been climbing since childhood. His impressive sendlist includes routes up to 9b, with over 20 redpoints in the 9th grade.

In the same climbing area, Austrian kid Christian Leitner climbed the powerful Konec mira (8c), the shorter version of Martin Krpan (9a), a monster traverse he had previously done earlier this year. Another Austrian, Manuel Tanzer, redpointed the crimpy Lahko noč Irena (8b) in Mišja peč as well. Eva Dana Vidmar also marked her success by completing her 10th 8a of the year, Mozaik in Mišja peč.

Meanwhile, in Kompanj, restless Gabriele Sbisighin, also known as Sbisi, bolted and free-climbed a new route situated between Camilla (6c) and Shit Winter (6b+) in the Beatiequeen sector. The newly established route, named Eterna promessa, is estimated to have a grade around 7c. Thank you Sbisi!

Additionally, there was an opening ceremony for the new Gabrovica viaduct in Osp valley, a part of the second rail project from Koper to Divača. The impressive viaduct, located beneath the motorway, stands at a height of 64 meters and spans a length of 416 meters.

With an excellent weather forecast for the weekend in Istria, enthusiasts are encouraged to head to the crags and enjoy the climbing conditions. See you there!