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Bavh

 
Bavh

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.40720°N / 13.65342°E

Object Title: Bavh

Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Winter

Elevation: 7178 ft / 2188 m

 

Page By: borut

Created/Edited: Jul 20, 2014 / Jun 24, 2015

Object ID: 905660

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Overview

Bavh (2188 m) is one of the upper-end peaks of Loška Stena, orographically the second peak, just after Plešivec. The name "Bavh" comes from the word "bavha" which means: tough brown grass. This grass is typical for the Bavh south face, especially in autumn. Moreover, "Bavšica" (the name of the lower part of the valley and of the trailhead) is also related to the word "bavha".

As usual for the Loška Stena peaks, there is a Koritnica valley side (North) and a Bala valley side (South). Bavh is quite out of reach. On the Bala side, it takes a good hike up the valley to get in view of the south side of Bavh.


Bavh in the Bala Valley
Bavh south

 in the Bala valley

Bavh in context
Bavh north face

 in the Koritnica valley.


Koritnica Valley - North Face

Though one does see the Bavh north face from the Mangart summit, one needs to walk to the upper end of the Koritnica valley in order to get a closer look. The rock wall is uneasy to approach, due to the pedestal above which it raises (note that some of the most interesting and difficult WI lines of the Koritnica valley form on the pedestal).

First climbed in the 1980s, the rock wall of the Bavh north now features six routes, 620 to 800 m tall, all very difficult, extremely difficult and maybe more. Half the routes are winter ascents. Check the external links below for beta.

 
Bavh north face
Bavh north face

Getting There

Koritnica valley : Log pod Mangartom trailhead (alt. 650 m).

Bala valley : Bavšica trailhead (alt. 710 m).

Route

There is no easy or marked route to the Bavh summit and it is maybe not to recommend without a mountain guide. The east ridge route starts in the notch between Bavh and Plešivec, so it is necessary to first reach the Plešivec summit and then to descend to the notch along the Plešivec west ridge. The Bavh west ridge route is easier. It starts from the col between Bavh and Bedinji Vrh. But no real path leads to that col.

 
Bavh
haubi - Bavh east ridge

Red Tape

Here (Park rules)

Camping

List of camping places in Bovec and along the Trenta valley.

External Links

Beta
Bavh north face on primorskestene.com, alpine climbing, beta, in Slovenian.

Latest route
2013 : Helter Skelter on gore-ljudje.net

More External Links : Weather - National Park home page - Store: maps, literature & guiding services.

Images

BavhCousins on the topBavh north faceBavh in the Bala ValleyLoška Stena ridge, from BavhBavh and Bedinji VrhBavh in the Koritnica Valley
Bavh in contextBavh north face in the eveningVrh Bavha