OverviewBavh (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.
Koritnica Valley - North FaceThough 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.
Getting ThereKoritnica valley : Log pod Mangartom trailhead (alt. 650 m).
Bala valley : Bavšica trailhead (alt. 710 m).
RouteThere 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.
Red TapeHere (Park rules)
CampingList of camping places in Bovec and along the Trenta valley.
Bavh north face on primorskestene.com, alpine climbing, beta, in Slovenian.
2013 : Helter Skelter on gore-ljudje.net
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