Sunday, August 28, 2016

Up By The River

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!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Link Time

Enjoy this excellent three part series about bouldering development in Colorado backountry!





Monday, August 22, 2016

Eldorado Zone

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''
Mr. Truffle aka Ruff aka Truffo aka Rufus

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Check ''Rufus'' video  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Beast of no Nation

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Four Star Arête

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!
 
 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Trnow Summer Fresh

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+