After coming home from Petzl RocTrip
I couldn't stay long in rainy Slovenia. So I start driving to the other side of Europe. First destination was Oliana. I like routes there a lot so it was a perfect place to get back in shape. I didn't have any specific projects I just wanted to climb as much as possible and get in better climbing shape.
|Mind Control, foto Luka Fonda|
I can't stay long in one crag so for the rest day I went to Abella de Conca
where I wanted to climb a project I tried 7 years ago. Amazing 50 meter diedre slab with small holds..... no sometimes there was no holds at all. This time I did it in my first try. I know with grade 8b is not one of the hardest routes but many have tried and nobody could get all the way to the top without falling.
|Romantically dinner in Lleida :)|
|Diedro looks easy, but it's not. Still its fun|
|I had more problems with 7c next to it :)|
One more project I have from a few years ago and this one is in Cueva Negra in Montanejos. So I wanted to do it but the water on resting holds was not helping me to be happy. So we continued to Valencia.
|The only route in the cave. Not BS friendly place|
We visited a cool place Buñol for a few days and than we went to Chulilla. Place with some of the best climbing routes you can find. Long, slightly overhanging, good holds, nice moves... I like this place. So after few days of climbing we visited a new sector Pared Blanca where I have never climbed before. Soon I saw the route I want to climb. 70 meters long "Siempre se Puede Hacer Menos", staring with 7c, followed by 8b and for the finish it was still a project. The conditions were perfect so I started to climb. I was enjoying a lot and with a bit of screaming close to the top I did it. Even I was surprised but I was having so much fun I forgot how hard it was :). Here you can check the video of this route.
|Sightseeing in Valencia|
|Siempre se Puede Hacer Menos, Foto: Anja Bečan|
|It's good to have 120m long rope for this routes. And don't forget to make a not at the end of it.|
Three days of bouldering in snow was enough so we went to warm ourselves up in sauna in Abella de Conca where it was nice, sunny and friendly like always. Here I climbed two more cool projects and than we had to go back home to Slovenia.
|First OSFA of the year|
|After sauna you can jump in this water, foto: Anja Bečan|