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A Slovenian Perspective

Slovenian Klemen Becan at the Chonqing World Cup in April 2012

Because of the World Cup in Vail, many strong climbers from around the world descend on Boulder in late May and early June and can be seen in The Spot getting used to the altitude and ready for the comp. If these climbers are lucky (and if the series schedule allows it) they get to stick around Colorado for a bit after and sample some of our outdoor climbing and bouldering.

Jernej Kruder at a local comp in Slovenia, October 2013

Over the last couple of years several members of Team Slovenia have gotten to spend several days climbing outside here, in Clear Creek Canyon, The Flatirons, RMNP, and, their favorite area, Mount Evans (A, B, and Lincoln Lake). One thing that surprised me when hanging out with the Slovenians was their attitude–they were just psyched to climb, and climbed on whatever we pointed them at. Problems and routes of all sizes and heights, they didn’t even ask how hard they were meant to be, they’d just jump on and give their best shot. Obviously, since they’re on the World Cup team, their best shot is a pretty good one. In any case, recently I was checking out the blog reader and saw that both Klemen Becan and Jernej Kruder had written surprisingly similar blog updates. I wrote a little post about it on another site I write for, check it out and see if you see what I noticed: Climbfind Heroes – A Different Perspective from Slovenia. What do you think?

 

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