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Epic Deep Water Soloing Campus Comp in Slovenia

Triglav the Rock was the first comp of its kind

Triglav the Rock was a comp like no other that had climbers campus high above an river. Jernej Kruder is one of the world’s most accomplished comp climbers and he helped organize the comp in Triglav, Slovenia.

“I am the ambassador of this comp and the whole idea for the finals was mine,” said Kruder. “When campusing it’s hard to grade – big holds, big moves. Water was O.K., maybe the air got a bit cold late in the night. It was good to compete again and that people actually stopped by and cheering up… it was also good to climb over the water again.”

There were 150 climbers that took part in the qualification.Β Due to bad weather, climbers were forced indoors for the qualifying round, which was supposed to take place on buildings around the city. Kruder won for the men and Vita Lukan won for the women.

As climbers look for more creative ways to compete during covid-19, we might be seeing more outdoor high-above-rivers campus comps.

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When the idea becomes reality 🀯. I was always dreaming about no-feet contest, but I've never really found time or people to organise such thing. Maybe this time corona situation helped me and team @extrem.si to step together again and to find options how to make work. I must say, the sky is their limit! I felt like a kid in an ice cream shop. I could wish for any taste and any toppings I wanted: Can we get a roof standing wall?βœ” Can we hang it above the river in the middle of Ljubljana? βœ” Can we have a rule not using feet? βœ” Can we have a button to push on the top? βœ” Can we get good music? βœ” And so the concept worked out 🀩. The competition happened and not even the rain couldn't stop us. We all had fun and people stayed watching until the late night finals, where I got lucky to be. As an ambassador I was challenged by super ready @anze.peharc , who gave me a chance to win by falling face first into Ljubljanica river 😱. Hope didn't hurt to much buddy 🀜🏻. Comment if you want to see such an event in the future. πŸ“Έ: @lukafonda ____________________ @scarpaspa @ocun.climbing @vibram @snowmonkey

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