17 years old Austrian Nico Ferlitsch climbed his second 9a – Sanjski par extension (9a) in Tedi’s cave in the left part of Mišja peč. He needed around 35 tries to redpoint this one, after climbing Martin Krpan (9a) in the same crag year ago. Here is the video of his successful attempt!
Another youngster, 14 years old Slovenian girl Ema Seliškar fired Sonce v očeh (8a+) and Samsara (8a) in Mišja peč both on the same day.
Seems like also the big cave of Osp is dry again as Matteo Menardi already did ultra marathon route, 55 meters long Bitka s stalaktiti (8b).
Some news come from Val Rosandra, sector Strapiombi delle Vergini where Mitja Peternelj and Ciano bolted some new routes/variations and here is information about it. The routes are mainly unrepeated, so the grades will still need to settle.
Right from Tiger Jack (8a), there is a totally new slab around 7b, then you have direct start to Relax ai tropici (7a) which could be named Relax direct with the grade around 7b as well. Bambi (7c) has now a new extension (8a) crossing Relax ai tropici (7a) by the anchor going to the perfect grey slab to the right, all the time on the glued bolts. Happy new Year (8a+) goes from the second bolt of Donna del sud (8a) directly to the top.
From the locals we heard, somebody cut the trees over there and left some rubbish under the wall. OMG! Don’t forget this is a natural park and proper behaviour is essential! Respect that!