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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.37802°N / 13.69762°E

Object Title: Srebrnjak

Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 6890 ft / 2100 m


Page By: borut

Created/Edited: Aug 1, 2014 / Jul 4, 2015

Object ID: 907225

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Srebrnjak (2100 m) is a typically "Trenta" peak, which is usually enough said: scarce paths if at all, pine bush, steep and often exposed, long. There is no marked or recommended path reaching the summit of Srebrnjak, and considering the amount of routes opened on the northwest wall, it is probably more often reached by climbers.

Srebrnjak is part of a row of peaks starting with Bavški Grintovec and running northeast: Bavški Grintovec - Srebrnjak - Trentski Pelc - Plešivec (not the Plešivec of the Loška Stena group!). The Trenta valley makes a U bend around these peaks.

A nice mountain chain is...
Left to right: Plešivec, Trentski Pelc, Srebrnjak, Bavški Grintovec - by Vid Pogachnik

Trenta Valley

Trenta is the name of a village, and the name of the upper Soča valley. Upstream of the Soča source, the valley is called Zadnja Trenta, and downstream and almost to the city of Bovec it is called Spodnja Trenta. Coming from Bovec along the Vršič Pass road, we meet the southeast face of Srebrnjak to the left, cca 2 km before reaching the village of Trenta (620 m).

Srebrnjak southeast

Northwest Face

Along the Vršič Pass road, we reach the Soča source upstream of the village of Trenta. After a walk-in of the Zadnja Trenta valley above the source (marked and secured), we reach the Srebrnjak northwest face on the right bank. The Zapotok meadow below the Srebrnjak northwest face often hosted climbers, and the northwest wall hosts many Trad climbs, ca 450 m tall, in the UIAA IV and V range. Please check the Beta in the External Links chapter.

Srebrnjak on the right and...
Srebrnjak northwest face - by bor

Getting There

The Vršič Pass road links the town of Bovec (453 m, Soča valley) with the town of Kranjska Gora (810 m, Sava valley), the pass being at alt. 1611 m. This road is very picturesque (and twisting), but it can often not be kept open during the winter time due to great amounts of snow. Along the descent on the south side of the pass, one drives by the Soča source, then following the stream and passing the village of Trenta, the main settlement. Kranjska Gora to Bovec via Vršič pass = 45 km.

Autumn in Trenta
Zapotok meadow, by haubi

> To approach the northwest face routes above the Zapotok meadow (uppermost Trenta valley/Zadnja Trenta), the trailhead is the mountain hut at the Soča source : Koča pri Izviru Soče, upstream of the village of Trenta along the Vršič Pass road. Bus stop, timetables : http://www.pzs.si/javno/kvgn/kvgn_pzs-timetables%20_in_the_alps_2015.pdf

> The trailhead for a southeast ascent would be the village of Trenta.

Red Tape

Park rules


Camps in the Trenta valley

and in the town of Bovec:

External Links

ONLINE BETA (Alpine climbing)
Srebrnjak NW face on primorskestene.com

Weather forecast for Slovenia

Home page

1: 25 000
Jalovec and Mangart PZS (alpine association)
Bovec-Trenta Sidarta
1: 50 000
Julian Alps - west part PZS (alpine association)
Julian Alps E & W, Triglav national park Sidarta

Available literature (in Slovenian) 
Tine Mihelič: Slovenske stene Slovene walls - climbing beta
Gregor Kresal: Zimski vzponi Winter ascents - Mixed and WI beta