Today I had a day at Osp with my friends and gym teammates Sergej, Urban and Jure. Osp is a classic venue, slightly more old school than Mišja Peč, with less harder lines but equally enjoyable lines. The routes in the upper sector are particulary nice, they're all very cool lines on compact rock with clean features, crimpy, sustained and technical... the way we like it.
I felt quite tired from last day's trainings (we're now really in the gym training grind!), so the initial plan of doing all the three hard lines (8b and two 8a's) on the headwall was sacked quickly. After warmup me and Urban got on RKC, a route that was a project for a long time (not sure for what reason?) until Klemen Vodlan sent it last year and put it on the ticklist at 8a. Rumour has it the name is an abbreviation in hommage to the one and only Poden coach, the man behind the myth, the almost cult of personality master of the Škofja Loka gym, Roman Krajnik. Enough said, the route is a really nice addition to the wall and features really good, sustained climbing... Go out and do it people!
Urban almost did it onsight (I did it third try... had no luck on flash, messed up on second go), but the winner of the day was definitely Sergej who did it second go along with doing Zadnja skušnjava, also 8a, in second go!
It was a cool day out with friends and spotless sunshine... good to break away from the routine! It's a shame I had to give up on doing more routes because of badly sore fingertips and toes! Hate it! Anyway, back to the gym, ladies! The psyche for indoors is at an all-time high! VENGA!
|RKC 8a, photo by Urban|