Vojta Trojan, a strong climber from the Czech Republic, recently sent Sanjski par extension (9a) in Mišja peč. He had previously completed eight 9a routes. It took him three days to finish the first part of the route, which is graded 8c+, and another four days to clip the chains of the 9a extension. To demonstrate his good form, he also did Strelovod (8c) on his second attempt.
World Cup competitor Alex Megos repeated the first route to the left of Sanjski par extension (9a), the mythical Za staro kolo in majhnega psa (8c+), in a quick fashion. The route was first climbed by Tadej Slabe in 1992 and was one of the three hardest routes at the time, along with Action Directe and Hubble. It is a piece of climbing history, and Megos gave it a good flash try, which will be available on his YouTube channel soon.
Pepa Šindel, a 15-year-old climber from the Czech Republic, also climbed the long and beautiful Histerija (8c+) in the central part of Mišja peč. In addition, he successfully smashed the powerful Missing drink (8b+).
Slovenian climber Maj Tomažin completed his hardest route to date, the neighboring classic Missing link (8b+). Meanwhile, Bor Savnik set a personal record by sending the marathon Active discharge (8b+) in the big cave of Osp. In the same cave, Damjan Gruden ticked another marathon-like route, Bitka s stalaktiti (8b).
Another IMPORTANT NOTICE: the peregrine falcons are currently nesting on top of several routes at Mišja peč, including Lahko noč Irena (8a+), Mozaik (7c+) and its extension Millennium (8b+), as well as Kaj ti je deklica (8b+), Oktoberfest (8a), Krvavica extension (7a+), and Šunka (7c+). As a result, all of these routes are now temporarily closed.
The weather in Istria is excellent, and the climbing season is in full swing with climbers everywhere. Eastern is on the way, so better book your accommodation in advance!