This next post might not answer all of the above questions, but the fact is I haven't written much in the past weeks (you know it's bad when your non-climber girlfriend urges you to get on it!). Contrary to what it may seem, there's been A LOT of climbing going down the past weeks, pretty much every day - as long as you count gym training as climbing. I do, myself, as my training can be really sick sometimes, especially lately when we've grown a bit stronger and are now doing some REALLY hard stuff at our wall (all thanks to our coach Roman - I have a blogpost on that in mind, so stay tuned).
But actually, I have been pretty busy with other things, so I didn't have much time for any rock climbing. The good news is my school is coming along just about perfect, and it looks promising about the driver's licence (yay :D)!
The two things worth mentioning at this point are the NLP bouldering league that went down on 10th of March, and hitting Bitnje with my sis' the other day.
I managed to claim victory at the 3rd round of NLP in a notably weakened competition (the senior team was cranking hard in Fontainebleau - oh my GAWD finally some problems I could do!). However, it was not easy - Gregor Vezonik was a tough opponent, and the other guys were strong as well! It was the first time I managed all the problems in qualifiers, and then I beat Gregor by just a move, so it was a bit of a cheap victory, but I was quite psyched nonetheless. I heard round 4 is on April the 15th - I think that's the day after my prom night, so I will see about attending it, haha :D
So as I said, I went to Bitnje last Sunday, I actually managed to persuade my sister to go climbing with me! She'd been hesistant to come along with me as her rock climbing level has gone down a bit in the past years, but I was keen to take her to some crags (I hope she will still be up for it!). Bitnje is a smaller crag in the north-west region of Slovenia, I love it, the style is very sustained in a slightly overhanging wall with an odd tufa and typical Slovenian limestone... The crag has about 10 routes in the range of 8a-8b so it's well worth a visit, although there's no harder stuff (but some projects!).
I sent two 8a routes I had tried two years before, both are absolutely brilliant and were pure joy to climb. I did a half-onsight of Che Guevara, 8a and did Silent Alarm, 8a second go that day. It's been a while since I've clipped quickdraws, and so it was even more of a pleasure, I felt pretty strong so I was going up those routes flawlessly and yeah... you know... the feeling of sending, being in control, it's so good! Should get on some harder stuff next time I go rock climbing (it's looking promising this weekend - PSYCHED!).
Some photos of NLP, it was a great event! See more here, thanks to the people who took them.
|Gregor trying hard|
HA! So here we go with another blog written! Want to write more in the future (note to self: ALWAYS bring a camera)! Thanks for reading people, drop me a line in comments section if you feel like it!
We need some fresh sh*t!