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Marked Route via Kolove Sedlo

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, Europe

Object Title: Marked Route via Kolove Sedlo

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: UIAA 0+

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Tomek Lodowy

Created/Edited: Dec 7, 2005 / Dec 7, 2005

Object ID: 167876

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Approach


Approach to Mountain Chalet upon Zelene Pleso lake (Green Lake) in Kezmarska Valley :

Biela Voda(bus stop, parking place)(915) - Kezmarska Valley - Zelene Pleso Kezmarske lake .

Yellow marks, 7.5 km, 2 1/4 h, 635 m of altitude difference (bike route)

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  • Duration: 2 1/2 h

  • Trail length: 2.5 km

  • Altitude difference: 680 m

  • Trail marking: Yellow

  • Trailhead: Zelene Pleso mountain chalet (1551)

    Route Description


    Leaving the chalet following yellow marks, we start to climb north-west through dwarf-mountain pine fields of a steep 250 metre high
    threshold of Cervena Valley first on the right side then traversing to the middle .
    At the height of 1710-1750 we cross over the rocky moraine into the rocky wilderness of Cervena Valley .
    Turning the head back great view towards Lomnica(2632) and Kezmarsky Stit(2558) massifs with well seen in Medena Kotlina hollow
    the greatest Tatra eternal snowfield .
    Passing small Cervene Pleso lake we walk up grassy and scree slopes of Jastrabia Veza(2137) crag and Kopinaky situated on the left .
    Traversing huge screes we climb higher and higher by the left side of the valley, in the end turning widely right till we reach a rocky place
    with 10 metre high steep and smooth granite wall which we overcome with a help of a chain (the most demanding point of the whole route) .
    Climbing in steep rocky terrain we finally reach the area of the saddle of Kolove Sedlo pass(2092) separating massifs of Jahnaci(2229) and Kolovy(2418) peaks, the route reaches the ridges a bit higher (2118) - 5 minutes from the pass (1 3/4 h from the chalet) . Great view to the west .
    Behind the pass we turn north climbing just below the edge of the ridge on the Kolova Valley side crossing a few rocky ribs
    and reaching the last saddle of the ridge after which we enter easily the main summit area ( 2 1/2 h from the chalet) .

    Wonderful summit panorama in all directions .

    Essential Gear


    In summer conditions : good hiking/trekking boots ,waterproofs .

    In winter when avalanche conditions make it possible to hike : at least crampons and ice-axe .




    Miscellaneous Info


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    Images

    Hiking Jahnaci stit