23 December 2010

Moon Climbing team


It looks like Santa is early this year. I got the best present just before Christmas - the sponsorship from Moon Climbing. I'm sure you all know the brand and the founder Ben Moon very well. I'm very happy and proud to be on the team with all the other strong climbers and I can't wait to try out my new crash pad and other stuff!
Merry Christmas everybody!

15 December 2010

A weekend in Cresciano

The recent lack of dry rocks brought me to the point where I wasn't really motivated for anything. So this weekend in Cresciano was some kind of a therapy. It was great to climb outside again, getting lost between the blocs, trying hard, running out of skin... I really really missed that!

I didn't have any particular projects in mind except Hannibal Lecter which I couldn't do two years ago and now it felt much much easier. I was actually happier when I did Harry Spotter. It's only 7A, but that doesn't mean anything. It's this particular move that is so unique and it feels impossible at first.

Beside Harry and Hannibal, I did La Boulette, Pixel and flashed Toccami Tutta. 

Hannibal Lecter 7B+ (photo: Gašper Bratina)

I had a great time with my crew: G, Brecelj and Šeli. And for those two days we were like happy little kids on their favorite playground. Trying everything on the way. From Jungle Book (G did Jungle Book Variante 7C), La Pioche, Il Partner, La nave va, to La Rondella... and my lifetime long list got longer again :)

Weird beta for the first move in La pioche 7B+. It so hard not to hit the crash pad on the next move to the right. (photo: Gašper Bratina)

I wish we could stay for a few more days since we had such a good time. But the important thing is that I brought some psyche back home and that means that the granite therapy worked :) 

8 December 2010

Plezalni dnevi Kranja

About 10 days ago we had a national competition in Kranj - PDK. I decided to go, just for fun. I didn't compete or train for comps for a while so my mind wasn't 100% there. For the last six months I really enjoyed climbing outside and I was thinking how important used to be for me to win a competition. Sometimes my world collapsed for a short time after a bad performance. And now when I look back I know it's not about the 1st or 2nd or last place. What stays is all the memories, the ups and downs the funny and sometimes stupid things that happened on the way.

Knowing that I went to the national comp last week. I came to the isolation zone, started the warming up and I felt the same old weird feeling in my stomach telling me that the competition is a serious and important thing. Funny, I thought. Even though I didn't really care about this comp my body responded as it was the finals of the world championship. My heart was beating, my hands were sweating, the stomach felt weird and when I was out to perform I felt the adrenalin rushing...

At the end I had a good time, I was happy with the way I was climbing and the second place was cool as well. For the next time I just have to figure out how to trick my body into having fun too! :)

All the pictures are from the Sunday evening finals taken by Maja with Anže's camera.