Sunday, January 22, 2017

Slovenia: Kristan North Face

approaching a 400m face. high quality limestone, confusing routefinding, and lots of blank snow-on-slab cruxes. The compacted and transformed snow from october made for perfect neve conditions on the face, sticky one swing ice. some of it even took good screws. 


once on the face, we soloed steep neve through improbable passages and traverses to work our way up.
we finally got out the rope for the crux, a 10m traverse on blank rock slab.

Anze led a huge simul-block through an ice runnel.

leading a surprisingly hard slab pitch on the ridgecrest. photo Anze Klaric

photo Anze Klaric
on the summit

photo Anze Klaric


the mountain next door, a wierd sea of choss and neve.

 downclimbing to "the dick" photo Anze Klaric
rapelling off of "the dick".
Anze rapelling next to "the dick"

a phallocentric composition proudly displaying:   The Dick!

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