28 October 2010

School holidays

The kids that I'm coaching usually spend all the time training indoor in a small gym. So I decided to take them on a short trip to Osp for their school holidays. We had some bad weather, but rain and cold didn't stop us from climbing all 3 days. This time my biggest project wasn't a boulder problem or a route but to drive a huge van full of kids through very narrow streets in Osp and to cook something that everybody likes for dinner :).

Climbing hard, playing games, making pasta and pancakes, watching climbing movies, joking around all day... and they were still having a hard time falling asleep in the late evening! The trip was a great success. We had a lot of fun and everybody climbed their hardest routes ever (from 6b to 8b!).

Our last day in Mišja peč. The girls (Zala, Nika and Nataša) happy that the sun finally came out, are waiting for the guys, warming up in the back (Timo belaying, Domen and Milan climbing).

        Luka and Blaž with his lucky socks :) 

They should spend more days climbing outside. There's no better way to learn how to move on the rock and to realize that climbing is much more than winning competitions!

18 October 2010

Resting is hard

Sleeping for hours and hours and then doing nothing but waiting for the rain to stop... I realized I can get really tired from all that resting, eating bad food and thinking about all the places I'd rather be than home. Those days can be hard. But enough of whining!!! The rain stopped, things are drying off, the skin grew back and the muscles are fresh. Go out and play!

I'm planning to spend some more days bouldering close to my home and then the one week holidays are almost here! Wiiii :) After I come back from a short trip to Osp where I'm taking the kids that I'm coaching, I hope the weather will be good to spend a few days in Swiss or Maltatal.

Here is the video (the uncut version) of me climbing Walking in the desert, a beautiful 7B problem in Chironico.

I visited Ticino in march and it's been almost 2 months since my last trip so I think it's time to spend a few days away from home. I wouldn't mind taking a walk in the desert :)

11 October 2010

Beautiful fall

The fall brought us beautiful colors and good conditions. So we drove to Maltatal again, just me and G this time, listening to The Strokes (they are pretty cool) and thinking about our projects on the way.

It seems like everything's in the right place at the moment. I haven't felt that strong and psyched for a while, which feels really great. On Saturday, I had another good session working on Petting with an alligator. I hope the pieces will slowly start to come together.

Working on the moves
(photo: Gašper Bratina)

While we were waiting for the sun to go over the hill and the rock to cool down, we did some cool easier problems which have no name. I think that's too bad.

G in a nice little tricky thing (7B) behind Alligator
(photo: Katja Vidmar)

6 October 2010

A perfect combination...

...is definitely bouldering hard and having fun with friends at the same time. And that's what the last weekend was all about. Finally, we had no rain. It was about time! The sun came out and we hit the blocs.

On Saturday we had a nice session on Vitovlje, the local spot near Ajdovščina, where we were just having fun bouldering and saved some skin for the next day when we visited Maltatal. The conditions weren't perfect but I had some progress working on my projects Air direct and Petting with an alligator. I'm pretty psyched for it so I hope the following weekend will give us some crispy weather.

I need to buy my own camera one day :) Suzana, thanks for the pictures!!!

Playing around on Vitovlje with friends
(photo: Suzana Uršič)