so the year's coming to an end and what better way there is to finish it off than a good session of rock climbing in the sun with friends! I visited Osp today with Ajda, Asja&Luka, we enjoyed summer temps while the rest of Slovenia stayed in fog :)
The highlight of today was definitely onsighting Fantastic voyage, 8a/a+ which felt absolutely fantastic, it's this thing that happens every now and then and makes you go into a 100% focus, then it's just sit back and press play... for me this was the culmination of last month's climbing efforts which included two more 8a onsights in Osp/Mišja Peč, something I thought wouldn't happen at all. It's interesting that I am doing these routes now even though my training in the gym is maybe 20% of what I used to do and I can feel that my endurance is not at the same level as it used to be... apparently other things make up for it and that's what makes me really psyched about my climbing, it makes me believe 8b OS will happen one day and so will 8c+ RP and all... pushing limits basically :)
|me in Zadnja skušnjava, a few weeks ago (photo by Barbara :))|
|it was warm yesterday :)|
|photo by Ajda|
|Izidor doing Veper lady 8b for his 198th 8th grade :P|
So yeah today was just as it should have been for a finish to an amazing year. 2012 has been definitely the most intense and fun yet! Both in the climbing sense and otherwise, I've gone on some cool trips, England, Macedonia and above all the month in France with my friend Izi! There's been some ups and downs but all in all a bunch of new experiences...
My 8a.nu scorecard says
9x8a+ (2 OS)
26x8a (6 OS)
I feel like my rock climbing level has definitely gone up a bit! Plus there's the projects left unfinished that I am sure will go one day, if all goes well then I might just leave for a trip in the summer, come back super fit and just do all of them like Chris Sharma (or maybe some of them).
2012 has also seen me as a coach in the local gym which is something I really enjoy! It's really fun working with these guys as they are very motivated!
There's some inspiring videos I came across lately and I think they're worth watching:
The Secret 8c from Društvo ŠMOCL www.tvlasko.si on Vimeo.
May 2013 be as good as 2012 has been for all of you... for myself I hope there will be plenty of hardcore climbing going down, that the recent studying will pay off in the future and maybe above all that the uni doesn't ruin my climbing and social life :)
Also I'd really like to keep this blog running and have some interesting stuff to post, which is basically related to the above :)
So finally a BIG shoutout and THANKS to everybody who read this blog, everybody I've been out climbing with, all the people that made trips so special, my (ex) coach Roman for helping me go from 6a's to the 8th grade, the Poden team and their syke for training, the guys I'm coaching - thanks for being patient, all the friends in climbing; the British crew and their brews, Izidor for going on trips with me, and everybody else I forgot about- in no way this is in order of importance, I love you all :)
p. s. some cool tunes too