Mina Markovič, one of the world’s best competition climbers, is back on the rocks. Thanks to the Corona break ;-). So she can successfully climb two 9a routes in her home area of ​​Osp in a „very short“ time. First she was climb in ‚Halupca 1979‚ in mid-July and now ‚Waterworld‚ followed. In 2015 Mina was the first female Slovenian to climb a 9a-Route with ‚Fabela Pa La Enmienda‚ in Santa Linya, Spain. In the latter, pumpy route she found it quite difficult: „The first time I tried Waterworld was like six weeks ago. Honestly, it really ’shut me down‘ as I didn’t understand anything at my 1st go. I know the route is quite ‚famous‘ for its complicated sequences, so it wasn’t such a ’shock‘ after all. Anyhow, I did not try it for two weeks but somehow, (on the shooting of Halupca 9a), I still wanted to climb more. This time, I somehow understood some moves (in theory!), but I was still far from doing them individually. At that time, I realized, that even if I do all of them, a fair amount of biceps strength would be the need for connection. It has, by far, been the longest project I have ever had. I stopped counting after 21 tries but all in all, I guess almost 30 tries over ten days. I did it on my fourth day climbing in a row on my 3rd go. Yes, my life would be easier if I sometimes know how to more rest  but, (un)fortunately, I just love climbing too much… „ Photo: (c) Luka Fonda