The road to Theti starts in Kopliku just north fo Schodra. The road is bad, but it could be done if you own your car, not the car you:-) It is some 70.80 km and it takes some 4 hours, You go over a pass and the scenery is beautiful. So is the valley of Theti.
In Theti there are about 50 families living. We camped next to the abandoned hotel or something like that, which is some 200 m above the bottom of the valley. People there are very friendly.
The begining of the climb to Jezerce is easy: you have to go to the end of the valley, there is a small spring there (last water) and than you follow prity obvius trail, suitable also for mules, which climbs for almost 1000 m to the pass Qafa Pejes. From there the trail continues to the north side, which is still Albanian, but in few kilometrs reaches the border with Montenegro.
Before the pass you have to find a smaller path to the right, which leads you in about one hour to the region of small valleys, where there is a summer camp of sheepherds. One of these valleys is very flat and perfect for camping - we slept there.
From there on there is no more obvious trail. Unfortunately the Maja Jezerce is also not visible well from that side, so you can not distingush it from other mountains. You have to climb without any difficulties in north direction keeping gradualy to the right. With the height you are comming into the more stony area. There was quite some snow there mid July 2005. Only from there you can see the summit, but it is still not very distingushable from other mountains. It is to the north of you.
If you keep to the left of the big cwm there, you may find rare red dots on the rocks, showing the way up. You keep climbing keeping on the left slope, which is becoming more and more rocky. If you look for the best passages, you will not have to use your hands yet.
Once you are at about 2500 m high approaching the main ridge west of the main summit, the terrain becomes more remanding. You have to pass to the right to the system of ledges under the main west ridge and follow it to the right. After some 200 m you will have to climb from the lower ledge to the higher one, which is the key technical difficulty. It is not too difficult, less than II. grade, but you have to be careful. After that you continue along the ledge to the right. The terrain slowly turns you more upwards to the rocky summit terrain. With some use of hands you reach the summit. There you will see that from the north side red dots are comming.
In summary, the climb is long, orientation is not easy and in the summit part there are some technical difficulties. Altogether it is about 1700 m elevation difference, almost 8 hours. I recommend to make a camp at that small valley at about 1700 m.
For the approach to the camp site at elevation about 1700 m you don't need anything special. In the summit part there are several meters of rock, where you will have to use your hands. Rope might be usefull there for less trained.
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