OverviewMali Ozebnik (2320 m) is a minor peak, but an important landmark. Its walls and slopes drop to three valleys: the Koritnica valley, the Trenta valley, and the Bala/Bavšica valley. Mali Ozebnik is at the meeting point of three features: the ridge line coming from Jalovec, the Loška Stena group, and the Pelc group.
Mali Ozebnik is the last peak of a ridge line starting with Jalovec and running southwards: Jalovec (2645 m) - Veliki Ozebnik (2480 m) - Vrh Zelenic (2278 m) - Mali Ozebnik (2320 m). Further, two mountain groups stretch out south of Mali Ozebnik: the Loška Stena group and the Pelc group. The Škrbina za Gradom notch separates Mali Ozebnik from Pelc nad Klonicami (Pelc group), and the Čez Brežice col links Mali Ozebnik with Plešivec (Loška Stena group).
Koritnica Valley - Northwest Face
On the Koritnica valley side, the northwest face of Mali Ozebnik (ca. 400 m tall) makes a dramatic drop to the high terrace below the Čez Brežice col. Note that other walls also drop to this terrace: the Plešivec north face, and part of the Vrh Zelenic walls.
The northwest face of Mali Ozebnik hosts a few climbs. Please check the External Links section below.
Bala Valley - Southwest Face
Dropping to the Bala Valley, the southwest face of Mali Ozebnik is slashed by a large, slanted and grass covered shelf. A marked-and-secured-path to (or from) the Škrbina za Gradom notch takes advantage of this shelf.
Trenta Valley - East Face
The east face of Mali Ozebnik is short. It drops to a high terrace above the Soča source, in the upper Trenta Valley (Zadnja Trenta). The mountain hut called Zavetišče pod Špičkom (2064 m, open in the summer) is on this high terrace, just below the neighbouring Vrh Zelenic.
The "standard ascent" of Mali Ozebnik starts at the Zavetišče pod Špičkom hut.
Getting TherePlease check the Čez Brežice col routes: from the Trenta valley (via the Škrbina za Gradom notch), along the Koritnica valley, or along the Bala/Bavšica valley.
RouteThe standard ascent of Mali Ozebnik starts from the Zavetišče pod Špičkom mountain hut. Head towards the Škrbina za Gradom notch (between Mali Ozebnik and Pelc nad Klonicami) along the marked and secured path linking the Trenta Valley and the Bala Valley. The Mali Ozebnik path splits off the marked path just before the Škrbina za Gradom notch, on the Trenta side. Unmarked and scarce, but rather easy and short, the route traverses due north (also switchbacking) along the upper grassy band of the east face.
Red TapeTriglav National Park rules of conduct
CampingIn the town of Bovec:
In the Trenta valley
External LinksONLINE BETA (Alpine climbing)
Mali Ozebnik on primorskestene.com
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