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Tomek LodowyKordys chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Tomek Lodowy

Our plan to climb Hruba was clear and precise as always while climbing with Piotr, a friend of mine from Warsaw who climbed all Tatra prominent peaks(with prominency of 100 meters, that's a longer story...) and Hruba surprisingly after further research appeared on that list. First we took a gorgeous hike up through Svistova valley which that sunny, autumn day presented itself just like a fairy tale. When we reached the point where our proper climbing route began, it became darker in the sky and rather gloomy. Luckily it didn't start to rain, so we quickly succeeded on that short route to the summit in dry rock conditions(not counting our nervousness with finding the right rock chimney at the very beginning heh!). We spent some time on the narrow summit, but not too much because of shortage of time and weather getting worse. The descent we made, led through slippy rock cliffs of Hruba's NE face via so called Komarnickis route traversing to the safe area below the point where we entered the rocks earlier in the day. The most interesting difficulties of our descent occured while we had to squeeze ourselves down through rocky window in a really steep and slippery colouir ending closely in an abyss.
The day was ending when we reached the trail above Litvorove Pleso lake, we talked a bit and shook hands for goodbye. Peter went down into dark forests of Bielovodska valley to his car parked down, far away in Lysa Poland and I continued my lonely trip climbing to Prielom pass with fully packed rucksack, crossing the rocky saddle already in darkness of night. The cold wind was blowing from the west, I was descending carefully towards Zbojnicka Chata chalet. Everything went so well again. Nice day and fantastic adventure!

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