OverviewBavh (2188 m) is part of Loška Stena, an array/group of mountains introduced on the Loška Stena page.
As usual for the Loška Stena peaks, there is a Bala valley side (South) and a Koritnica valley side (North). Without entering the upper part of the Koritnica valley, upstream from the village of Log pod Mangartom along a macadamized road, one does not get to see Bavh. It appears just before the road ends.
Getting ThereThe village of Log pod Mangartom (650 m) is along the road between the Predel pass (a border pass between Italy and Slovenia) and the town of Bovec. By bus (or car), Bovec and the Koritnica valley can be reached from the South, from Tolmin, or over the Vršič pass from Kranjska Gora in the summer. By car, over the Predil pass from Tarvisio or Sella Nevea (Italy).
Log pod Mangartom trailhead: enter the uppermost part of the Koritnica valley (signposted), upstream from the village of Log pod Mangartom, along a macadamized road.
Bavšica trailhead (Bala valley): on the road between the Predel pass and Bovec, reach the Kluže fortress (530m). Follow the road sign for ' Bavšica ' till the end (a few kms). The Bala trail starts at the parking lot before the last houses.
(more info on the Loška Stena page)
RidgesNo easy or marked route.
The E ridge starts in the notch between Bavh and Plešivec. I don't recommend the crossing of both summits without a mountain guide.
The W ridge is easier, from the col between Bavh and Bedinji Vrh, but no path leads to the col.
North FaceThe north face of Bavh is in the Koritnica valley. First climbed in the 1980s, the uneasily approachable north face 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. Note that some of the most interesting and difficult ice lines of the Koritnica valley form below Bavh, on the pedestal.
Red TapeTriglav National Park rules of conduct
CampingThere are many camping places in Bovec (see the camping section on the Loška Stena page), and along the Soča (Google).
External LinksBavh north face on primorskestene.com, alpine climbing, beta, in Slovenian.
Jalovec and Mangart, 1:25.000 PZS alpine association map.
Western Julian Alps, 1:25.000 Tabacco map.
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Slovenian Mountain Guide Association