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ZytaVielicka proba --> Gerlach --> Batizovska Proba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013


almost perfect weather, fog near the summit, later pure sun on way down, mega expositions, slovak Tatras are amazing!
Posted Aug 13, 2013 5:48 am

highpointaVia Batizovska probba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2012
A sudden change in the weather two days earlier had turned the HighTatras into a winter wonderland. Had the summit all for ourselves.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 7:53 pm

highpointaVia Batizovska probba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2012
A sudden change in the weather two days earlier had turned the HighTatras into a winter wonderland. Had the summit all for ourselves.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 7:53 pm

collardrKrcmárov žlab - Zleb Karczmarza
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2003


Awesome winter climb. On sunny day. Nobody else on mountain.
Posted Dec 1, 2011 3:12 pm

yxyganNormal route from Sliezsky dom  Sucess!


Summer ascent on the normal route in 2001.
Posted Jan 5, 2011 3:39 am

yamesuNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2010


Beautiful weather,
beautiful night with full moon on descending :)))
Posted Sep 27, 2010 7:36 am

starybaranBatizovska proba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010
My first peak in central part of High Tatras. From motorway they look really small and uninteresting in comparing with others same altitude mountains in Europe, but once you'll get in, you'll see that the beauty of Tatras is not just a rumors. From the top, one of the most interesting view for me. Gerlach is not a difficult mountain, in good weather, but really only for experienced climbers and hikers. About the obligation of having a guide. Rather save your money and don't feed this nonsense. On the way up you'll be probably threaten by guides to pay penalty. Stay calm, try to explain them, that you are experienced enough. They don't have got any moral right to do this, it's just a matter of their dishonest bussiness and a way to show to their clients how "necessary" they are.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 4:27 pm

mooliczekTwice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009


Krcmárov žlab - Zleb Karczmarza - 2009/12/05
Great winter climb. My second visit on Gerlachovsky Stit, but the first so alpine experience in High Tatras. Beautiful route, climbed with Igi, Jck and Brade.

Normal route through Velicka Proba - 2009/08/02
Climbed with Igi, Rafal, Mariusz and mountain guide, Janek.
Nice and easy summer climb, but IMHO, recommended without any assistance of mountain guides, if possible.
Gets a bit complicated while leaving Velicky couloir and traversing Kotlovy Stit on a way toward the summit. Descent through Batizovska Proba.
Posted Jan 11, 2010 10:08 am

jckTwo times  Sucess!


Krcmárov žlab- Zleb Karczmarza- December 5, 2009
Fantastic couloir climb. The rocky step was in nasty ice conditions but the rest of the couloir was almost perfect. Endless steep snowfield traverses below the summit ridge. Brocken spectre on the top of Gerlachovsky stit. Very recomendable. Climbed with Radek (brade), Ania (Mooliczek) and Igor (Igi).

Martin's Route- July 14, 2009
Climbed with Radek (brade). After retreat in November we finished the route from Tetmajerovo Sedlo. Easier than we expected, perfect weather.
Posted Dec 6, 2009 6:58 am

Pete CastriconeNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Pete Castricone

With Slovak mountain guide Jan Peto and Anna Kliminska from Poland. Rain and snow on top.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 4:51 pm

horrsteNormal route from Sliezsky dom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009


We set out from Sliezsky dom at 6am with my two younger brothers and our guide. The weather was fantastic - no wind, no clouds, phenomenal views. We were so pumped up from the beautiful views that we made it up in our guide's seasonal record 2:45. On the way down to Batizovska valley we really enjoyed the climbing parts and because it was so warm we ended up bathing in Batizovske pleso. It was a memorable trip for all of us .
Posted Aug 24, 2009 12:21 pm

damgaardNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005


Great weather and great mountain! Had a very good local guide. 7 hours up and down.
Posted Oct 7, 2008 3:22 pm

stevesmith51Normal Route from Sliezsky dom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008


My wife and I climbed this fine peak in perfect weather from the west (Velicky route - about 4h)and descended via the Batisovsky couloir. We were guided by Peter Sperka, and accompanied by Ladislav Zadic and Vilem Stanke. We were privileged to witness the installation of the new summit logbook. Three TV crews(Czech, Slovak and Polish)broadcast the event.
Posted Aug 14, 2008 6:53 pm

Joerg MarretschVelicka proba - Gerlach - Batizovska proba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Joerg Marretsch

Nice climb with a mountain guide, but not too difficult. Great tour in using both "normal routes".
Posted Oct 7, 2007 3:15 pm

Ivonaroute:via Vielicka Proba-Gerlach-Batizovska Proba  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005


Great weather and views from the top.Interesting climbing
Posted Aug 27, 2007 1:33 pm

Tomek LodowyBy the evening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Tomek Lodowy

It was a long and hot day(after Batizovsky in the afternoon), we summitted Gerlach at 7pm in golden sunset rays, met 2 Czech climbers on the peak, great impressions as usual, descent the same way... Watch out! No more chains on the route in Batizovsky couloir what makes it a bit more demanding and interesting.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 5:13 am

bartsRoute Climbed: Wielicka Proba Date Climbed: 2005  Sucess!
Velicka proba - Gerlach - Batizovska proba, sunny weather.
Posted May 12, 2007 1:01 pm

KRZYS3 times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2005


Wielicka Proba Date Climbed: 26.07.2005
A long day. Pleasant memory from the first year of friendship with Tatra Mountains.
Martin's route from Zadni Gerlach, solo, 27.05.2011
Started on a bike 6AM in Horny Smokovec, 10:00 Zadni Gerlach, 10:30 Gerlach.
Dry ridge, snow only on the one ledge. 20 min from Tetmajer's pass. From the pass it looks seriously, but generally is simply and unfortunately too short route... I've expected something 'bigger', anyway the most beautiful part of the day. Descend via Batyzowiecki Zleb.
september 2011, as higher but with a friend
With coming back to katowice the same day by -elekrticka to Stary Smokovec - bus to Tatranska Kotlina - on foot to Zdziar - auto stop to Zakopane - bus to Krakow - train to Katowice - tram to Chorzów, welcome home at 5AM :)
Posted Nov 23, 2005 12:19 pm

EQUUSRoute Climbed: Left pillar of the South-West Face WHP 1679 Date Climbed: Jul of 1988  Sucess!


Long, never ending rock climbing 400m after night in the niche covered with the doors from the Russian plane that crashed during a 2nd World War.
Second time Batyzowiecka Próba Sept 1988
Third time Wielicka próba Jul 2005
Posted Nov 6, 2005 4:59 pm

dynerciaRoute Climbed: Through Batizovska Proba Date Climbed: september 2004  Sucess!


total illegaly :))) but view... wow! all Tatras under feet
Posted Oct 29, 2005 4:09 pm

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