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  1. VIDEO: Warm Up For Climbing With These Simple Stretches

    VIDEO: Warm Up For Climbing With These Simple Stretches

    Moon Climbing athlete, Katja Vidmar demonstrates her favourite warm up routine before climbing. Starting from the head and working down to the toes, Katja’s yoga-inspired routine will move you through some very familiar positions, but at a faster pace, designed to help prepare your body for your climbing session.

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  2. Fontainebleau in November by Katja Vidmar

    I was really looking forward to this trip. As much as I love travelling to faraway places, Font is still my favorite place to boulder. It's just soooo goooood!!! Anyways, I was enjoying my first few days climbing, ignoring my low back pain that just didn't seem to go away the following mornings. The weather was just too perfect not to climb, but in a few days I couldn't really do it anymore. I had another week left. The weather was snowy, rainy, sunny, windy, foggy, changing all the time. Just like my feelings about being in Font and not being able to climb much. However, you can't have a bad time in Font! It's just so pretty and there are so many really cool easy climbs to do and so many hard ones to check out for next time! So yeah, at the end I really had a good time, relaxing holidays instead of bouldering a muerte, but I guess that's just what I needed at the time. [gallery link="file" ids="18243,18242,18241,18240,18239,18238,18237"]

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  3. Utah Bouldering Trip Katja Vidmar

    I'm sitting on a plane back home. The desert is thousands of miles away, but I still have sand in my hair, my face is sunburnt and my feet are still a bit cold. Desert life. I miss it already. We had a few wonderful weeks bouldering all around Utah, from Joe's Valley, Indian Creek and Big Bend, to Little Cottonwwod Canyon. image1 First days in Joe's just before Thanksgiving were nice and warm. Trying to climb everything and nothing at the same time. Just stopping by every boulder that looked good, no matter the grade or style. image2 In a few days we hit the road and drove to Moab where we got our food and water supplies, ate a big burger with bacon and avocado and we were ready for Indian Creek. We didn't know what to expect going there with crash pads. The place is beautiful and famous for crack climbing, not so much for bouldering. We were walking around enjoying the views, did some climbing still too close to the road and just wandering how many amazing blocs are there if you go deeper. It was to bad we didn't have a 4x4 drive and that we didn't run into Chris Schulte who knows where everything is. image3 Next was Big Bend. A small old school area with some really good climbs and hard grades. Trying hard in V4 was

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  4. Summer is here...

    ...and so are the hot temps. We've been trying to handle all that with climbing on some river bed spots where it gets a bit cooler. I only wish I had more time to go climbing but we're in the middle of the world cup season and for me it means many days spent in the gym or going from one comp to another. We're just back from Toronto and Vail where we had some time in between the two comps and we went to the beautiful RMNP. I remember the last time I was in Colorado it was raining all the time and this time it was just blue sky. Amazing. Now we're back home and I did some routesetting and coaching for the team trainings and I went out bouldering a few times with Gasper and our french bulldog Mr. Truffe. I did a few FA's which is really cool but I must admit that usually the guys do all the hard work with brushing and searching and all that. Establishing new boulders or area's takes a lots of time and dedication but it is also the best feeling climbing something that's never been done before. Now it looks like a few rainy days are ahead of us. We'll see what the rest of the summer will bring. Here are two photos by Gasper Bratina from Hydroponics, FA in Hubelj:

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  5. Fontainebleau with Slovenia Climbing Team

    I almost forgot how good Font really is. It's been too long. This trip was all about our team preparing for the next season. I went there as a coach and I wanted to climb along with our strong guys and girls but unfortunately I got sick. The weather was perfect for all 8 days (I still can't believe it) and I enjoyed climbing some easier stuff and I got to see some new areas that I've never been to before. It was not my time to climb anyway and it was cool to see our team crushing day after day. I'm planning to go back this fall, for a bit longer than a week. It's truly the best place in the world (if it doesn't rain).  Here are a few moments when I felt a bit better and I tried to climb :) Rocher Gréau, beautiful area   imageTrying Double Axel in Rocher du Cassepot   imagePerfect slopers in Franchard Cuisiniere

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