Sokolica Day 2

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Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Spoko – To Nie Maroko.

A marginal forecast for day four. Nevertheless, conditions were dry when we woke up and so we headed back to Sokolica – the only game in town as far as we were concerned. We picked a new (2020) route on the left side of the formation specifically because it was new (unpolished): something called Spoko – To Nie Maroko (Chill – It’s Not Morocco); a 4-pitch IV. Mostly easy and not terribly memorable. I have to say that the sandstone adventure climbing in the Saxon Switzerland the year before was much more interesting and fun.

Photos

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Heading back to Sokolica on a marginal sort of morning (May 2022).

Sokolica

Doing the arduous approach once more (May 2022).

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Sokolica in all of its 60 meter glory (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Starting up Spoko – To Nie Maroko. Photo by Tom (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Spoko – To Nie Maroko, pitch 1 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Higher on pitch 1 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Almost at the first belay (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley starting up pitch 1 (May 2022).

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Shirley (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Pitch 1 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Pitch 1 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley topping out on pitch 1 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Tom on pitch 1 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Topping out – yeah dawg!

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Tom and Shirley at the first belay (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Starting up pitch 2 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Looking back from the lead of pitch 2 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley on pitch 2 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

More of Shirley on pitch 2 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley and Tom simul-following pitch 2 (May 2022).

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Starting pitch 3 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Tom capturing some wildlife (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley starting pitch 3 of Spoko – To Nie Maroko (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Tom topping out on pitch 3…maybe we went off-route a bit (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Starting pitch 4. Maybe slightly off route?

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Traversing back towards the route proper on pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley starting pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley on pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

More pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Topping out on the route (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Tom on pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

More of Tom on pitch 4 (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Why the long face? Smile pussycat.

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Shirley and Tom at the top of the route (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Rapping off (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Tom rapping down (May 2022).

Spoko - To Nie Maroko

Back at the base (May 2022).

Sokolica

Sokolica (May 2022).

Polish Jura

Shirley and Tom at the little refuge at the base of Sokolica. Check out the collection of ancient climbing hardware (May 2022).

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Is that a giant bong on the right (May 2022)?

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A wooden piton (May 2022).

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Menu at the “Brandysowka” refuge (May 2022).

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Post climb beers and a home/refuge-made pickle (May 2022).

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Shirley and Tom checking out some rock formations right behind our Airbnb place. Pretty but all single pitch …meh (May 2022).

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Exploring the woods behind our rental place (May 2022).

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