ponedeljek, 25. julij 2016

Cortez the Killer

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
In that palace in the sun.
 
 Neil Young - Cortez the Killer
Three weeks ago I ventured into obscure part of Soča river up in Trenta Valley. After short hike I came across this amazing arête. It was something, what I personally look every time when I go out hunting for new rocks. Tall, independent line on perfectly sculpted river rock. WOW! I was blown away!
Great intro compression moves
getting ready for another weekend up in the mountains
 
entering into no fall zone on ''Cortez the Killer'', one of my favourite and proudest first ascents

On the end I would like to thank Nejc Peljhan and Blaž Mur for bringing extra pads and trying to spot me. Katja Vidmar and Mr. Truffle for encouragement and to go out with me again and again through rough terrain and where almost nobody never goes. Also I would like to thank Moon Climbing for great crash pads and Five Ten Slovenija for HiAngles! Thank you all! 

Till next time!

Peace

torek, 19. julij 2016

Summer Fresh

Quiet times on AjdBloc, but just because I have been super busy with developing, searching, cleaning, trying, climbing...new stuff lately. Follow me on Instagram(click HERE) if you want to know all the latest and all the fresh!.
Revisited Trenta this weekend, after six or seven years and immediately cleaned and climbed few new boulders, ''Japhy Ryder'' on picture was one of them (located  behind the ''Električna Ovca''). Even in old places like Trenta potential for new blocs is still huge, if you are willing to put some time and effort into developing.
Big blog post with all new stuff and updates is coming once I finish few things I'm working on! 
Stay Tuned!!

torek, 05. julij 2016

Trnow Fresh

When you just thought that it would be hard to find another gem in Trnow Land, BOOM!
The prey I share, Fruit that I bear...Emerlads
first ascent of ''Emeralds'' V4 / 6B-7A or something like that

Marko Bratina was there to capture all on tape and then went and made flash second ascent! 

Directions: Park on middle parking (as you have to anyway!) then walk down to Tetris, Green Art area. Emerlads is big arete on right side of Green Art bloc, just next to Soča river. 

torek, 28. junij 2016

torek, 21. junij 2016

From Pohorje to Maltatal

Lots of rain, lots of driving and searching for dry rock, new projects and new spots. From Pohorje granite to Vipava Valley fresh limestone blocs and sweet Maltatal gneiss. 
Summer time and climbing ain't easy!
 Blam Blam in Oplotnica, 
3 sessions in 3 weeks, battling with grease and getting close all the time but still no success...
 New Project on Orlowca
 And another one on Kowk
 Sick Maltatal gneiss
 Lil sport climbing action in great place, Kolosseum in Maltatal
The Crew

ponedeljek, 20. junij 2016

Link Time

Dave MacLeod in Magic Wood classic Practice of the Wild 8C. Those with sharp eye will notice that Dave, an ex Scarpa and current La Sportiva athlete chose to wear Five Ten Dragons for his hardest boulder ascent. No further comment needed!


nedelja, 05. junij 2016

Trnow Fresh

Put up this beautiful new wall last Sunday in Trnow Land.
First ascent of ''Sanje za Skušo'' (Dreams for Mackerel) down by the river in new litle sector. Go hunt for fresh fish!

torek, 24. maj 2016

Greek Bloc

Last year I saw some pictures on instagram, when Blaž Mur found this overhang boulder which he called ''Greek Bloc''. It looked very interesting piece of stone and since then it was on the list of spots to visit. This Sunday Luka Frelih took me there and we had rather fruitful session. I climbed all existing lines and even add one of my own, direct version of ''Siga'' which I called ''Ares''. Luka had also successful day, when he succeed on his long term project ''Alfa Samec'', which I repeated soon after, although not until I worked out new method. Check this two first ascents in video bellow made by Luka!

sobota, 21. maj 2016

Apocalypse Now

Nemesis Tour 2016!
'Apocalypse Now' super low sit start into old problem of mine, 'Srce Teme'. Its one of those boulders which I've been playin for years on them and always felt super awkward and hard.
Until today! Check uncut video bellow!

četrtek, 19. maj 2016

Link Time

Utah is probably my favourite place on earth to boulder besides Fontainebleau and Indian Creek is crown jewel of all places around there. I was lucky to be there this past winter and although I spend only couple of days there and sample just a tiny tiny piece of all bouldering that is there I'm pretty sure that in next few years is going to be next mayor destination. Watch video bellow and see for yourself!