In between training there come a time for a little break from plastics and time for some of rock climbing. Unfortunately, by weather and routes like this, not really long enough. :(
As you maybe noticed (on Slovenia climbing team fb profile), part of the team took a trip to Font, but another one, more lead oriented staid at home and moved a weekend on Slovenian coast to Mišja peč/Osp.
Focus and plan wasn't to realize nothing hard (even, that I feel quite ready to:), but to climb as much as possible, enjoy and get a bit of different break between training.
So, I've climbed plenty of routes about 8a, 8b and so on... some of them I visited for first time, some reclimbed and with some just closed up 'unfinished business' from last years.
It was a good weekend spend on Mišja peč/Osp classics, which I definitly reccomend to you ;)
torek, 03. marec 2015
But, moreover, it was a time, where and when, all participants could get a personal touch with the best speed, lead and boulder climbers in the world, coaches and route setters, have an opportunity to talk and learn from them.
|Adam Ondra talks to his group of climbers. Foto:|
|Little clinc - 'in the mind of routesetter (and competitors on other side)'|
On Saturday and Sunday, it was a time of competition. There were 6 categories, 3 for male and female; beginners, intermediate and advance climbers, divided in groups despite of their level of climbing provided on sign in application. Saturday was a time for 'flash' and Sunday for 'on-sight format'.
|coach's work ...|
|Me, my help by leading a group - Anna McColl (glad to meet you) with part or our group (unfortunately some of them already had to leave home earlier ... :(|
|Settin my first route :)|
The camp, was also a chance, when we can spend time and get know better other climbers, who we are meeting regularly on comps, but this time in an more relaxed environment and specially with more time to talk, climb and spend time together.
So, for me, it was kind of on unique, but a VERY successful event, with mix of climbing, learning, competition (for youth), leisure, but all in one, gaining a LOT's of precious and value knowledge and skills on both sides - participants and organizers as well!
Definetly something, what I am looking forward to repeat, if there will be another chance like this! :)
|After all, we showed big support to CAC with grop T-shirt photo.|
*Organizers: Kimanda Jarzebiak (main organizer), coach Roman Krajnik (SLO), international route setter Adam Pusteknik (POL), world cup competitors: Adam Ondra (CZE), Sean McColl (CAN), Domen Skofic (SLO), Sebastian Halenke (GER), Maja Vidmar (SLO), Mina Markovic (SLO), Helene Janicot (FRA), Charlotte Durif (FRA), Libor Hroza (CZE), Klaudia Buczek (POL), Aleksandra Rudzinska (POL)
**On web side page they wrote: ''Meet the world's top competition athletes, and learn from them! :) Spend the weekend with the top climbers on the world cup circuit in lead and speed, who will share their knowledge and experience with you. You'll attend workshops given by these top-ranked athletes, as well as international coaches and officials. Then you'll be assigned to a team led by one of the elite athletes, and compete alongside them in a fun lead and speed competition. ''
As every year, also this year Slovenia alpine gives away awards for best mountaineer and sport climbing achievements for the past year.
For me, it was already 5th in the row, but it is always nice to receive a accomplishment and a throw a look back at the past season, before new fully starts. In the men's category, Jernej Kruder receives his first award. Congratulation also to best coach - Roman Krajnik all other team mates for great achievements in the past year and all strong youngsters, who definitely did a great job!
More, (unfortunately only in Slovenian) you can read here.