sobota, 23. november 2013

Winter visit and climbing in Chamonix

Just after one day after finish of world cup circuit for this year, I had another competition. It was military climbing competition, on which also some international teams were invited.
I went there with Slovenia armed forces and it was really nice, relaxed and fun trip! :) It was also really nice to spend some time together with other team-mate climbers, meet Martina Čufar and others ...
About the climbing, I have just enjoyed it really much! First day we had qualifications (they were made in kind of 'open' format with 5 routes, 16 boulders and plenty of time to try and do it).
Routes were not really big challenge for me at the moment, but with some boulders I had some more fun. But, together with Klemen Bečan (personal 'hold brusher' and 'beta-giver' at that time: ) ) I managed to do also some harder pieces.
Some more walk around snowy Chamonix, little bit of shopping at local stores, coffee/tea in the down town and perfect climbing adventure day was over.
Next day it was time for finals. It was really interesting to climb same route together with men. Me, Maja Vidmar and 3 guys managed to finish final route and climbed also in superfinal, what was super cool step of an event. (and I also managed to come to the highest point of all :P ).
It was also really successful event for Slovenia armed forces team, with 8 medals and 1st place altogether between teams (1st , 2nd and 3rd places for me, Maja Vidmar and Martina Čufar in lead and boulder and 2nd place for Klemen in lead and boulder).
Just to add, I think this trip will stay in my memory for long time. It was well deserved award for all year's training, competing and travelling around.
Thank you Slovenia armed forces! :)

četrtek, 21. november 2013

3rd, 2nd and 1st place overall after WC in Kranj

At this momment and place I would like to give big thanks to Slovenija climbing team (supported by adids outdoor, Lapis holds), Slovenija armed forces, LaSportva, my coach Roman Krajnik, people who are close to me and everyone, who folloded, believed and support me and made another very sucessful competition and climbing year possible! :)


More news comming soon...

ponedeljek, 04. november 2013

WC in Valence

Well, penultimate lead WC stage is behind us and I have took 2nd place.
Still, we have to be unique, every podium and medal is really nice result! But, I admit that I am maybe not most brilliant satisfied with it. I have started competition well, maybe little bit stressed, but there was already totally different situation next day. In semifinals I have focused on route, climb fluid and precise from start to top and clip the last quickdraw easily. As I was the only one to do the top, I went into the finals with good attitude and confidence.
Competition as usually and traditionally here at Valence is altogether very nice organized. They always make up really nice and big show - light effects, crowd cheering and all atmosphere for climbing is just almost crazy and soo good! :)
But, for me, in finals things went quite different ... Already on observation I saw the route little bit different. Not harder, but just like very nice and interesting climb, looking forward to do it! But, almost for very beginning I took some (more) wrong or harder move sequence selection(s), get a bit stressed, but still calm down quite fast and continued climbing further. Till next stop like this ...
More than by place that I did at the end, I was not satisfied with climbing during the route and doing so much mistake and wrong decisions... Well, even that I saw that I am really good prepared, with climbing like this, it was hard to see the top... and unfrtunately I didn't ...
Won went to JaIn Kim and 3rd place to Momoka Oda. It was also very nice to see Adam Ondra back to comps (he took a gold) and Maja Vidmar after injuries(s) back in finals again! Congratulations to all!

See you in Kranj!

After China …

After come back from China I have spent some really nice and precious time at home. I took some time for rest, training, meet friends and just enjoy really nice autumn in Slovenia.
It was also time for national competition in Tržič. It was nice to compete on local level after a while, meet and spent some time with local climbers. We had, sure, also very nice routes and after 2 tops, I took a gold, 2nd place went to Maja Vidmar and 3rd to Tina Susteršič. By boys, Urban Primožič won infront of Domen Škofic and Sergej Epih.
Next day, I have used rest day a bit different as usually, take a short trip and went to visit my parents in my home town. It does not happen often, so I do not need to say, it was really enjoyable, warm and relaxed day at home. Short stop, but just something, what I needed at the moment.
But, because there is not time for rest now, next day with Slovenija climbing team we visited really good climbing gym in Austria's Mitterndorf and did an perfect training (I am quite sure, I have mentioned it already for few times before, but for all who maybe missed it, you can check out more on here. And sure, I recomend you to visit and enjoy even the hardest indoor route climbing there!:).
In few days there will be time for 2nd latest stage of lead WC this year in Valence (France).
Cross fingers and enjoy competition on 1st and 2nd of November (here).
Bye, mina

3rd straight won in Asia

After WC in Mokpo and master in Hajyang there was time for next and last stop of our 'Asia' tour. It was 3rd competition in a week, so schedule was quite intense, but I admit, I just really liked it! :)

Competition went well and nice. First day I have topped out qualification routes and next days also clipped top of semifinal route. In finals I have climbed quite far, but fall few moves before the­ top. At the end I (and also JaIn) probbably took the wrong combination of hold/move sequence and tried to do the move, but it just does not work. So, despite of better performance and result in semifinals, I have took the gold. Happy for perfect end of long, successful and overall very fun week!