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Easter & 1st of May holidays in Istria

Napoleonica in the sunset @ photo by Matej Colja Easter & 1st of May holidays passed sooo fast. All the popular climbing areas in Istria got crowded, the weather was so-so, some days perfect, some days a bit less, but climbing was possible everyday which is important. I hope everybody had fun. There were many routes climbed all over the peninsula, here are some of the highlights. 18 years old Czech girl, Ella Adamovska succeeded in her third 8c with climbing famous Strelovod in the right part of Mišja peč. Her younger colleagues, only 16 years old, Tereza Širučkova and Michaela Smetanova both did Corto (8a), while Michaela redpointed as well Sonce v očeh (8a+), in Mišja peč respectively. Also in Mišja peč, Italian Andrea Vitagliano flashed Samsara (8a), Polish Stefan Madej ticked the crimpy Vizija (8c) and totally artificial Marioneta (8b+). The later power endurance test was done as well by his friend, Wojtek Pelka, who went...
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Sbisi & The Core 8c+ in Medveja

Just couple of days ago Gabriele Gorobey - Sbisi sent Popolni mrk, the 8c in Mišja peč. Now just after couple of goes this year, he found himself solid on the anchor of The Core, the 8c+ in Medveja. Bolted by Andrea Polo and first ascended by Klemen Bečan back in 2011. It was repeated only by Andrea Polo and Silvio Reffo. Sbisi, a relaxed, always happy guy is famous because of his repeats of all the hardest routes of Napoleonica, Baratro, Skedenj as well many of the hardest routes of Mišja peč including Histerja (8c+), Popolni mrk, Talk is cheap, Vizija,... and others around the globe. He is great also because of all the lines he bolted and areas he developed in Istria with his friends. Respect!...
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