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Northern Ledges

Northern Ledges

Northern Ledges

Page Type: Route

Location: Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.36060°N / 13.81460°E

Object Title: Northern Ledges

Route Type: Via Ferrata

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Ferrata

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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Dec 4, 2004 / Mar 6, 2006

Object ID: 163118

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Grading the Route (by Hiking Standards)

0. General. Marked ferrata, not hard, but exposed on many places. Take care in early summer, when in some ravines there can be snow. From 2071m to 2152m. Exposition NW and N.
1. Effort. 300m, 2h 30min.
2. Power. 2 - easy.
3. Psyche. 3 - medium.
4. Orientation. 2 - easy.


This route is a beautiful crossing of one of the highest faces in Julian Alps - NW and N face of Kanjavec. Although this wall is a mighty one, on approximately 2/3 of its height a system of ledges crosses it horizontally. By these the huts: Zasavska koca na Prehodavcih, 2071m, and Trzaska koca na Dolicu, 2152m, are connected by a marked path. The route can be done in either direction. Here I shall describe it from Prehodavci to Dolic.

The NW face of Kanjavec - on the right is the summit of Vrsac.

Route Description

From Prehodavci, we descend towards E, cross the S slopes of Vrsac and through a ravine between Vrsac and Kanjavec ascend to the notch, E of Vrsac's summit (it's only a short climb from here to its top, UIAA I.).

Beyond the notch we descend a little into a scree-filled basin, cross it and on the other side enter on a system of ledges which cut the whole N face of Kanjavec. Immediately we are above abysses, but the path is good marked and protected. From time to time we switch the ledge (up or down), cross some ravines and finally exit on a broad balcony and down into a scree-filled valley below Dolic Pass. Now in some turns up to the hut.

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The wild north faces of the...