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Krnica valley route

Krnica valley route

Krnica valley route

Page Type: Route

Location: Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.20000°N / 13.70000°E

Object Title: Krnica valley route

Route Type: Scramble, climbing

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Walk up and secured climbing

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Bor

Created/Edited: Oct 12, 2004 / Oct 12, 2004

Object ID: 162492

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Starting point of the route is Koca v Krnici hut (1113m), which lies in Krnica valley.

Hut is accessible from Kranjska Gora to Vrsic pass road. Junction towards the hut is some 2 kilometers behind Kranjska Gora, just at the bridge where main road crosses over Pisnica river to the right. From the bridge is 3 kilometers to V Klinu pasture where you have to park. From here is 20 more minutes to the hut. If you are on foot from Kranjska Gora you will need 1.30-2h

Route Description

From the hut path gradually ascends up the valley till it reaches the foothills of Razor’s impressive north wall. From here it becomes steeper. Path passes by a source. Valley is becoming narrower all the time till its completely closed by impressive Kriska Stena, rounded, 400 meters high wall. It feels like at the bottom of a well as you stand at the V Kotu, scree and rocky plateau at the end of a valley, which is strewn by huge boulders.

Path turns left, ascending over scree slopes, which are usually under snow, till it reaches the cliffs. Face is climbed in many zigzags because path if following natural week passes. It is very exposed and not especially well secured so you have to be careful. Not for dizzy ones. After an hour of climbing you reach the edge of the face and step onto the ridge. Altitude is 2289m and views are wide.

To here comes one of the possibilities from Vrata valley.

Then on the top of Krsika stena you follow the signposts for Dolkova spica and Skrlatica. Path is now mostly traversing large rocky slopes, going to the left, around huge and deep basin at the foothills of Dolkova Spica (2591m), which is strewn with huge boulders. Once around it, a tough ascent awaits. In front of us is 300 meters high scree slope that will end at the Rdeca Skrbina pass (2500m), a notch between Rogljica (2547m) and Dolkova Spica (2591m).

From here comes route from the basin Zadnji Dolek. The route on Skrlatica goes in Zadnji Dolek but you turn on route which goes in the SE direction. You must be careful on some secured places. Soon you come on the top of Dolkova spica.

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes, helmet, rope.

Miscellaneous Info

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