četrtek, 21. maj 2015

Five Ten Hiangle

Couple of months ago I got my first pair of 5.10 Hiangles. Since then I probably wear them 99% of the time. Tried them on various angles (overhangs, slabs, roofs...) and almost every type of rock. From rough sandstone of Utah and Nevada, smooth Fontainebleau stone, river polished limestone, Swiss granite and so on...that shoe excels everywhere!
They are well build and after climbing with them almost exclusively for more then half a year that first pair is still going strong. I wear street shoes size UK 9, also my Dragons and Teams are same size (UK 9). For Hiangles I went half size down, so UK 8.5. If you want to wear them really tight you can go down extra half size. They stretch a little, but not much.
Overall it's shoe that offers great support without compromising the sensitivity. If I had to choose just one shoe to go on a trip I would definitely pick this one. Pretty much all-rounder, one can easily go climbing with just one pair in the bag and still covers all terrains. Great heel, good for toe hooking and excellent for edging.
For the end I'll just quote a friend of mine who order a pair and after a week of climbing with them he announced  ''Hiangles are the best shoes I ever had!''
I couldn't agree more!
around the world with Hiangles!

ponedeljek, 11. maj 2015

Trnow Jungle Fresh

Went up in Trnow Land yesterday with Uroš Brecelj and Katja Vidmar. Previous summer I scooped this nice little sector and yesterday we went there with gear and start developing it. Drei Zinnen as we dubbed it has now six new boulders and potential for few more. Jungle time!
 Reloaded F.A. 6c-7b
 Sveže Stisnjen 6b/c, Katja Vidmar on quick second ascent
 Pol Pot 6c/7a F.A.
 Right Eliminator, Uroš Brecelj on F.A.
 Holidays in Cambodia 6c-X, F.A. 
perfect flat hold for start and couple of moves in overhang leads you up in dihedral and vertical wall for finish, 10 meters of climbing! 
 Lost in Translation 7a/b, Katja Vidmar on F.A.
developers gear! many thanks to 5.10 Slovenija and Moon Climbing!

sobota, 02. maj 2015

Oplotnica

Decided to escape shit weather at home and went to Oplotnica yesterday. Nice day wandering around the woodz and climbing on things that escaped on previous visits.
little tricky egg boulder
trying hard arête thing on Hiša boulder
Katja working Holy Cow 
nice crimpy wall
perfect compression boulder for warm up

četrtek, 30. april 2015

Link Time

Very cool blocs and important message in this video! This is true not only for the Creek but also for every other climbing and bouldering area out there. This are the topics which are important not if Era Vella is 8c or 9a or is someone model or athlete...

torek, 28. april 2015

Local Explorations

Last weeks were spend between working on my local nemesis boulder called Wind Hand, some training sessions on Col and exploring new/old stuff. Spring is in the valley!
 Solo mission set up!
 
 Rhymes known as limestone
 Katja enjoying nice afternoon session on Col
 Volume day on Col! 
 Spring at Tekc
 Nejc working moves on Teflon project
 Lost in the Canyons
 
 Squeeze the teflon slopers!
How many times must guy fall on a last move before you can call him a man?!
Wind Hand

petek, 17. april 2015

Line Hunters

Check our friends over at LINE HUNTERS page. Lot's of cool photos from around the world!
Also you can follow them on Instagram!
A photo posted by @linehunters on

torek, 14. april 2015

Orlovca Fresh

Last week I heard rumours that Kete Janez found new block on Orlovca. So on Sunday I joined him with couple of extra pads and we went up. He did excellent job of cleaning the line and preparing the lending zone. It's great compression boulder with little spice thrown in on the top out. Mainly because the landing is not wide enough and if you fall, you find yourself rolling down the hill. 
Kete quickly dispatched stand start and I followed right next to him. He named it ''Tatovi Sonca'' grade around 6C? Then we switched focus to the obvious sit start and after an hour or so of trying I climbed boulder also from the sit. It adds couple of extra moves and makes top out a little bit harder, 7A? Anyway ''Tatovi Sonca'' is excellent line and great addition to local circuit. It's always good to see people who are willing to sacrifice time and effort to establish new climbs, so big props to Kete for keeping the spirit high!
 Entering the crux move
 in the NO drop zone!
Tatovi Sonca sit 7A?, Orlovca

torek, 07. april 2015

Trnow Styler News

Went back to the ''Further Sector'' yesterday, this time Nejc Peljhan joined me and was brave enough to survive long hike in. We add some new easier stuff, worked on some old projects and brushed new one, came close but couldn't really finish it. 
 Fresh new one from yesterday! Still missing first move from low start...
 Nejc working moves on ''Wizard Lizard project'' 
 Logs
 Nejc on first ascent of ''Platikus'', nice slab around 6A or so... 
Stevie Wonder Project

četrtek, 02. april 2015

Vitovlje News

Apparently a giant chunk of wall above Vitovlje boulder filed fell down! AjdBloc collaborator Marko Bratina was send there to inspect damage in person. It seems that we lost Shark and lately ultra popular Skeletor. Check video bellow!

sreda, 01. april 2015

Words of Wisdom

''A snowboarder willing to walk far and sleep on the ground will never say, 'I have seen it all, been there done that or there is nothing left to do...'' Jeremy Jones
 After pleasant night of sleeping on the ground...
photo Suzana Uršič