ponedeljek, 13. marec 2017

Thelonious Block and other stuff

On Saturdey I decided to revisit an old place which we first check around ten years ago, but lack of vision and foam was major factor that we never returned back. When I walked in this weekend I immediately saw big potential. I stoped at first big boulder and started brushing holds, cleaning top out and working on a landing zone. Soon after Jure Piršič and Luka Frelih joined me with more pads and more psyche and we put five new blocs that day. Check nice photos bellow courtesy of Suzana Uršič / Liquid Sky Photography and stay tuned for more news from the alpine!!
 Thelonious Monk F.A.
 All That Jazz F.A.
 All That Jazz F.A.
 Jure on first ascent of Vicarius
Jure, Vicarius F.A. in amazing wild setting

četrtek, 02. marec 2017

First Ascent Every Day

Been pretty busy lately with finding, cleaning and climbing new stuff, so here it is little batch of fresh blocs from last month. 
All new, all First Ascents. 
Keep it Fresh!
 After the Gold Rush 7A; Vitovlje
 Bush Doctor 7A; Vitovlje
 Dear Hunter 6B, Kovk
 Hot Spot 5C, Kovk
 Jalapeno 6C; Stara Baba
 Lil Island 6A; Kovk
 Low Rider Entertainment 7A; Lokavec
Maron 7A, Kovk
 Objemi Medveda 7A, Vitovlje
Wheel of Forest 6C, Kovk

torek, 28. februar 2017

petek, 10. februar 2017

torek, 17. januar 2017

Vitovlje Fresh

Who said that Vitovlje are taped out?
Check video bellow (produced by Marko Bratina) for my two new first ascents, Green Mirror 6A-X and Skinny Ninja 7Bish

torek, 10. januar 2017

Kovk Fresh!

Walked past this roof many times, always thinking that the rock is too chossy and not worth trouble to clean it up. On Saturday I was passing it once again on the end of the day and decided to check it out more closely. Figured out that rock is not chossy at all, little sharp and crumbly on some parts yes, but all in all definitely worth to try. So I quick brushed all the potential holds and give it a few tries. Too tired to link it together I decided to stop and come back next day. Sunday was as cold as Saturday, but weather was sunny and crisp, when I hiked forty minutes up the steep hill with 3 crashpads and all the gear. Once at the roof, I cleaned top out and work it on the moves some more, then I set up a camera and give it a try from the beginning. After few messy tries, I re-worked intro sequence, then rested for a while and dispatched it first go. Decide to name it ''Hueco Simulator'' 7B, coz it reminiscent a little of great Hueco roofs, with it's shape and how it actually climbs. Man has to dream sometimes right?
Check quick Instagram video bellow and stay tuned for bigger video


torek, 03. januar 2017

Best of 2016

Although a bit late and technically already in 2017, but better late then never, my traditional best blocs of 2016! Happy new year to all of you!  

This, or better said last year, I spent mainly on the hunt for new blocs and with two visits to my beloved forest of Fontainebleau. Scroll down and check my best of 2016 from 10 to 1:

10. Beast of no Nation 7A F.A., Beast Land SLO
First and only bloc in this brand new zone. 
Can't wait to return up there this year and climb some more blocs which I spoted on my first visit

9. Kowkberg 7A F.A., Kovk SLO
one of the best blocs for this grade in Vipava Valley and another new zone I found last year

8. Molonk 7C, Brione CH
Probably only ''low'' bloc on this list. Year 2016 was somehow mainly about high blocs, but amazing and unique rock on this boulder was more then enough to secure Molonk spot on this list. Also it was my first visit to beautiful Brione and for sure not the last!

7. Four star arete 6C, Zadnja Trenta SLO
When Uroš Krapež told me about this one I drove up to Zadnja Trenta right next day. First I thought that it was first ascent, but apparently it was been done before. Non the less, it is amazing boulder in beautiful mountain setting.

6. Compressor wit no pressure 7B F.A., Eldorado Zone SLO
Sixteen powerful moves on big holds. Crew favourite! 

5. Emeralds 6C F.A., Trnow Styler Land SLO
What to say! Crazy that it's not been done before! 
Amazing setting right next to Soča river

4. Pirouette Cacaouette 7C, Fontainebleau FR
Tall, independent bloc, with amazing quality of sandstone and far away from crowds

3. Rababoum 7A, Fontainebleau FR
Perfection! 

2. Hotline 7C, Fontainebleau FR
It is in the Name! Striking line!

1. Cortez the Killer 7B F.A., Eldorado Zone SLO
It was hard to chose which one should go to first place. But in the end what turned weight on side of Cortez was the whole story with this bloc. From first recon mission when I first saw the line, to cleaning, trying and finally climbing problem, this was for me most memorable experience in 2016. I guess it's hard to beat excitement when you enter into new, untouched zone and find line like this.

četrtek, 22. december 2016

Kowkberg Digi Topo

As promised here it is little digi topo of the Kowkberg sector. It's just a few blocs, but for esoteric seeker it should be enough fun for day or two. The crown jewel is definitely Kowkberg boulder, in my opinion one of the best blocs for it's grade in Vipava Valley !
Happy Hunting and Merry Christmas from AjdBloc headquarters!

torek, 20. december 2016

From Trnow to Vitovlje

in one weekend and two new blocs
 first ascent of Vanilla Ice 6A, 
one of the few ice free blocs on Saturday in Trnow Land
first ascent of Green Mirror 6A-X
Spoted this new highball line on the right side of Hueco Wall and after a few hours of scrubbing moss it was ready to go