Monday, November 5, 2012

Macedonia bouldering expedition!

Yo all
I'm back home from a legendary trip! This time we went bouldering for a change. We packed 40 people on the bus and headed for Prilep in Macedonia.
The boulders on the hills above the town of Prilep are shaping up to become a world class bouldering destination. In my opinion, the place can compare to just about any other crag. The rock is bulletproof granite with crazy features and huecos even though I think the climbing here is mostly all in the crimping. One thing is for sure; prepare yourself for a mental war withstanding pain because your tips are getting f*cked mate!
I'm not that keen for some long write up about this trip, and I think it's unnecessary: this trip for me was all about enjoying the culture shock and beatiful colours of the landscape. The weather worked out in the best possible way in the end, we only had two days of rain which were fun anyway as there's a very interesting market in the town and a lot of stuff to see, try, taste and poke your nose into. The people are extremely friendly and open, living there is cheap (50 euro cents for a burek man?).
And the most important: the climbing is awesome! Besides, the potential for new lines is endless, even in already developed areas which are, or at least so it seems, a drop in the ocean of what's still to come in the future years... we'll be there :)

So here's just a few photos I grabbed off some friends who came along. I took some as well, I'm posting them as soon as I manage to download them from the camera along with my ticklist (which is not that impressive at all) and maybe a video, we shot a lot of material so hopefully there will be some spicy shit to see!

Thanks to Ana Hančič and Luka Tambača for the pictures!

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