23. 05. 2021. comments: 0
Još jedno bivakiranje u prekrasnom ambijentu i u nedjelju sam dobio tečajca Igora za partnera. Trebalo je ispasti da jučerašnji gužvoviti sektor danas nije popularan, no ipak nas je bilo tri naveza u odabranoj Smeri čez plošče. Lijepa stijena, penjanje slično kao i subotnje, ali je stijena skroz čvrsta i ima nešto nepotrebnih klinovima, čak i spitova. U zadnjoj dužini naletio sam na stoper za koji sam se tek tog trena sjetio da je postavljen dan ranije i nakon silnih pokušaja vađenja otpisan. Ako pametniji zbilja uvijek popušta, dosad još nisam ispao pametniji od bilo kojeg stopera, tako da je isti vraćen sretnom vlasniku.
22. 05. 2021. comments: 0
Nakon ugodnog noćenja pod Tulovim gredama, Ana, Hrco, Špiro i ja dočekali smo dolazak Ljetne alpinističke škole AOV. U subotu smo tečajac Robi i ja nabasali na gužvu u smjerovima (tečajci su sami birali) pa smo ipak potegli prvenstveni u dijelu stijene gdje nije bilo ničeg. Malo nas je prala kiša, malo pržilo sunce, malo mazio vjetar... Novi smjer je ostavljen potpuno neopremljen, krasne ploče, trunku krušljiv u detalju, ali daleko manje od "nekrušljive" alpske stijene. Stup desno od Dvodelnog kamina, slikoskica u galeriji. Potrebne su vam gurtne i kevlarice, stoperi i mali fredovi. Smjer je dobio i instant prvo ponavljanje jer je Špiro sa svojim tečajcem skrenuo za nama iz Dvodelnog kamina, koji, ruku na srce, ni meni ne djeluje baš privlačno. Subota je navodno završila dobrim tulumom, bar za one koji nisu imali tulum u glavi.
29. 02. 2020. comments: 0
Almost five years since last time I climbed Vrtača by the Southeast ridge route. The route was barely in conditions so it was more difficult this time but still very nice by any standards. Raging wind was blowing new snow all over some pretty dangerous ground so a safe winter route was tough to find in the whole of Slovenia. But this one was a jackpot. Just below the top of Vrtača we met some ten Slovenian mountain rescuers on a training tour. They had just climbed up the Y gully – our plan A for a descent route. Good conditions confirmed, there was nothing more than to head down. Yet another wonderful winter day in the mountains!
23. 10. 2019. comments: 0
Wednesday was our last day of climbing so Lutz had his last wish ticked – D․ Brahma in Anića kuk. We then climbed Šaleški on the northern side of Anića kuk Pillar. After the last 420 vertical meters of rock Lutz had to finish his trip to Paklenica. No more short term plans were to be made so we just enjoyed some more beer and raised our hopes for good winter. And then maybe some ice climbing because – why not?
22. 10. 2019. comments: 0
On Tuesday Lutz ticked his first big wish and climbed Mosoraški in Anića kuk. We still had plenty of time left so we also climbed Kamasutra on the northern side of Anića kuk. A very nice route indeed! After another 500 vertical meters climbed it was time for another beer and the last day's plan to emerge.
21. 10. 2019. comments: 0
Monday was the first real day of climbing. Everything went smoothly as we expected. We linked Ča je od Draga je od Draga, Centralni kamin, Danaja and Celjski stup. The last one served as calibration for the grades in Anića kuk. After more than 500 vertical meters of rock in a day we were still fresh and ready for beer. And for more planning of course.
20. 10. 2019. comments: 0
Arriving late Sunday afternoon Lutz barely got a chance to climb some single-pitch routes in the gorge. But then we decided we would still do a multi-pitch test route to see where we're at and better plan for the days ahead. So we climbed Lidijin with Nosorog exit. We were pleased. Planning our next climbs over a cold beer could begin.
11. 09. 2019. comments: 0
After approaching Centralni kamin Kirsten's stomach suddenly changed its mind. So we backtracked down to the gorge were she had some rest and recovery to do while Milan and I climbed single-pitch routes in the shade. A good deal of climbing, trying, falling and all together great effort!
10. 09. 2019. comments: 0
Josipa Debeljaka was a perfect choice for a somewhat longer route for practicing techniques and not to overwelm us with difficulties. It was Milan's second route. Kirsten climbed it three years ago but still found it 'interesting' enough. :)
25. 06. 2018. comments: 0
Sjeverni greben proved easy enough for Milan's first route to have us just continue up the last pitches of Sjeverno rebro. Definitely an appropriate introduction for Milan as well as some familiar relaxed climbing for Kirsten.