Goran Matika Starec in morje

Jaka Šprah redpointed Starec in morje 8c

Goran Matika on the first repeat of Starec in morje (8c) in Limski kanal @ photo by Enna Peroš

Jaka Šprah was on summer holidays in Istria where in between swimming in the Adriatic Sea bagged the 2nd repeat of Starec in morje (8c) in Limski kanal. The route was first ascended by Slovenian climbing legend Franci Jensterle a couple of years ago and later repeated only by Goran Matika. For a successful burn he needed a week of tries and to avoid the summer heat, he was waking up already at 5:30 AM. Thumbs up for Jaka!

Jakob Bizjak visited the secret crag Baratro above the Trieste gulf which offers quality climbing also during the summer. There he crushed La supercanna (8b+) in just four tries and »onsighted« La formica atomica (8a). Some years ago, he briefly tried the neighbouring Apache kid (8a+) which shares the first three quickdraws. Many other projects are still waiting over there for Jakob. Bring it on, dude!

The summer is on its peak with the hot temps, so stay tuned in the next days with some updates of the fresh climbing opportunities in Istria.