Suddenly i find myself in Ljubljana, kind of stagnating kind of working and kind of training. My guideline has been split. I convinced myself not to be able to climb because of my knee injury, in fact i can’t climb like i could before – not yet. I ‘ve been busy with coaching in Ljubljana lately. It’s good, I like to put effort into inspiring kids on climbing.
So my knee situation actually got better but I didn’t really go and see a doctor, but i rather focused on forgeting all that. I was about to stay in Ljubljana for whole holidays, but then weird “click” calling to my purpose of existence snaped in my head. Everything was managed, I panically called the organizing team of slo. bouldering expedition, if there is some place on the bus. I had this hamster in my head running nuts on the wheel. In 10 minutes time on 23.10 on wednesday, after work in the gym all day, I decided. I had to go to Macedonia. Two days later the trip to Prilep was on =).
There was a lot of Rakija, healthy herbs, healthy and delicious food, and healthy cheap Burek. Climbing is above any of the mentioned.
Everybody was sending hard or having fun hard. Every thing that you do in Macedonia feels 5 times better there. Riding on Blue Tovornjado every day must be one of the 100 highlights.
Rock is very sharp with unlimited artistic featured boulders. So much rock that I couldn’t focus on climbing though, inevitable to get lost in the labyrinth at least once. Fun fun and fun izzz fun. Sunset in Macedonia is far most spiritual and mind bending when lighting a spliff up there, very special, unique and orange. Similar to one of those views from Ceuse. You ask yourself : Which thing did I do, that I can be so fucking happy in this moment? Answer is simple….Maybe not much, that’s all, staying simple and enjoying the taste of happiness. This shit is real.
I don’t know what to say about climbing, climbing,climbing. There’s always climbing, always there is. Another block to be climbed and then another that you eat shit from it but you still respect it. And then you go back on it and it still gives you shit and you can’t shit back on it from below. So you have to climb on it and shit on the top. This is top shit.
It’s a funny thing how most of people in Prilep don’t see purpose of rock, not yet. But I do wish for Prilep climbing comunity to develop and bring up some strong local climbers. It definitely is a place to be!
I climbed some stuff up to 7c+, got really close to few 8a problems and I cleaned some projects that couldn’t be executed later.
BLUE TOVORNJADO IN THE BEST SHAPE
Me on first repeat of Calgary ‘88 7a+ highball. fa by Niccolo
foto : Nejc Kalan