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!
...or you'll roll down the hill if you miss last move in this case. Omar Comin' - 7a/b'ish and some other things from Kowkberg. Check it out bellow and stay tuned for little topo comming your way as Christmas present from AjdBloc!
Omar Comin' - first ascent
Jure Piršič on the first repeat
another new addition to Kovkberg circuite
friends from the 'Berg
Jure top's out Moral Midgetry as night slowly creeps in
Just come back from quick Swiss trip with Nejc Peljhan and Luka Frelih. We climbed for three days straight around Ticino on super nice Swiss gneiss. Luka already put together this little video where he climbs few classic blocs in Chironico and Brione. Check link bellow and stay tuned for photo gallery which will follow in next few days!
Font update! Last few days we didn't have much luck with weather. It rained on and off and lots of things were/is wet. We still climbed a little bit on what was dry, but mostly wander around the forest and checking things for next visit. Check some photos bellow and stay tuned for our last update. Friday supose to be suny and dry so let's hope for one ''Last day best day''!!
New 7+8 guidebook with 3748 7A and harder blocs!!
Rababoum 7A, Manoury
one of the best blocs for this grade everywhere on the planet! so good!!
sun and cool breeze, let's hope for some dry rocks soon!!
Font update! Before rain hit us today and forced us to rest a little (not a bad thing actually, my skin needed it!!) we've been all over the forest. Manage to climb few things, but two most notably were Hotline 7C and my ultimate all time nemesis l'Angle Ben's 7A!! Psyched!
Stay tuned for more news in next couple of days
Hotline 7C, The Mega Line!!
After 10? years!! l'Angle Ben's 7A, Franchard Isatis
First few days here we had pretty bad conditions, with hot and humid, skin eating weather. We pray every night now to weather gods to send us some cold and some magic wind. Lot's of wind!! So we can work out and put down few things we really, really like to do here!!
Check few pictures bellow and stay tuned for more live reports from mighty Foret!
Sandstone best Stone
Compression Zip 7A, Rocher de la Reine
Katja on some slopy madness in Apremont Envers
La Fissure de la Liberte, classic hard old school 6C, with bad feet and insecure moves
8House media presents second instalment in ''Up By The River Series'' this time featuring two first ascents, mighty Compressor wit no pressure and ground up ascent of Nevarna Ptica (Danger Bird). Enjoy!
New One in Eldo Zone! 16 moves long aka Wheel of Trenta!
Edges, slopers, jugs, compression, pinches, toe & heel hooks (no kneebar unfortunately!) and lil spice throw in with Colorado type of landing. Felt hard(ish) but then again, maybe I'm just unfit? Well, time will tell...It's a good one, that's fo sho!
I have nice video in the making so check back in a few days...Up By The River pt.2!
''Compressor wit no Pressure'' F.A.
On The Beach!
'Compressor wit no pressure' takes overhang on the left side of the boulder
Just edited little video about my summer explorations in Soča Valley. Featuring Unknow Arete in Zadnja Trenta and three first ascents, one form Trnow Styler Land and two from new zone which I now referring as Eldorado. Hit that HD button for maximum viewing pleasure and Keep on Rockin' in the free world!
On The Hunt!
We add some fresh ones in ever growing circuit of new blocs up in Eldo Zone. Katja Vidmar climbed first ascent of sit start to amazing river polished fontaesque bloc ''Rufus'' which was opened by Blaž Mur few weeks ago. Also worth to mention are two back to back repeats of high and spicy ''Cortez the Killer'' from Jure Piršič and Aljoša Bremec. Well done guys!
Font? Nah son! Just good ol' Soča River slopers
Rufus, Katja Vidmar F.A.
Untouched Monster Bloc
Lovske Zgodbe, first ascent
Andrej Trobec on second ascent of my new bloc from last weekned ''Eldorado''
After ten years hiatus with development of new blocs in Trenta Valley it seems that now new stuff is popping out everywhere! With more experience, fresh eyes and some friendly advice (thanks Uroš Krapež!) I'm finding more and more blocs every weekend. This time we hiked little higher up from road and check this new zone with couple of massive blocs. Just cleaned and climbed this one, the bigger lines are still waiting!
Beast of no Nation, first ascent 13.08.2016
Took three hours of cleaning, brushing and landing building before this thing was climbable.
Beast of no Nation, FA
Andrej Trobec from Trinity Original working intro compression moves before tall and committing exit
Last week Uroš Krapež send me an email where he listed some potential new spots in Trenta valley. One thing immediately caught my eye, ''the most perfect arête I ever saw''. Because I'm sucker for beautiful lines I couldn't resist for long and on Saturday morning I drove up there to see it for myself what is all about. I have to say that he was absolutely right, it is one of the most amazing arêtes I ever came across in our mountains. As I figured later apparently it was climbed before, which doesn't surprise me at all. It sits just next to pretty popular path to Zapotok waterfall, around fifteen minutes form parking lot in Zadnja Trenta. Guy who claims that he climbed first didn't give any name, so for now I'm referring it as ''Four Star Arete''. Happy Hunting!
Another hot weekend, so I decided to go up to Trnow Styler to chill, swim and maybe climb a little. Water level is very low at the moment so lot's of stuff which is usually unclimbable is now in the game. Like this overhanging mossy bloc opposite from 'Green Art bloc'. I build a small landing over the puddles form some river wood, brushed holds and top out, and made first ascent of ''Mossad'' 6c/c+
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!