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Srebrnjak
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Srebrnjak

 
Srebrnjak

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 / Nov 22, 2014

Object ID: 907225

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Overview

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. Trenta is the name of the upper Soča valley, as well upstream of the Soča source (Zadnja Trenta) as downstream and almost to the city of Bovec (Spodnja Trenta).

By following the Trenta valley upstream (along the road), we meet the SE face of Srebrnjak, to the left, cca 2 km before reaching the village of Trenta (620 m).
Srebrnjak
Srebrnjak south side (SE), on the right bank of the Lower Trenta valley (Spodnja Trenta).



Upstream of the village of Trenta, we reach the Soča source and after walking-in the Zadnja Trenta valley above the source (marked and secured), we reach Srebrnjak again, this time its NW face, again on the right bank. The Zapotok meadow below the Srebrnjak NW face often hosted climbers, and the NW wall hosts many Trad climbs, ca 450 m tall, in the UIAA IV and V range (check the beta in the external links chapter).

Srebrnjak on the right and...
Bor - View of the NW face of Srebrnjak, on the right bank of the Upper Trenta valley (Zadnja Trenta). The peak to the left is Trentski Pelc.



Most photos in the Images section come from the Bavski Grintavec page : views of the famous ridge line starting with Bavški Grintovec and running Northeast, as seen in the image below - right to left - : Bavški Grintovec, Srebrnjak, Trentski Pelc, and Plešivec (not to be confused with the Plešivec of the Loška Stena group).

A nice mountain chain is...
Vid Pogachnik - upper Trenta valley, right bank. Bavški Grintovec to the right. Next, right to left: Srebrnjak (with the long summit ridge), Trentski Pelc (pointed), and Plešivec.

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.

> To approach the NW 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).
 
Autumn in Trenta
haubi - Zapotok meadow


> The trailhead for a SE ascent is the village of Trenta.

Route

No marked or recommended path.
NE pillar of Srebrnjak.
Srebrnjak NW pillar. Info by Bor

Red Tape

Park rules

Camping

Camps in the Trenta valley

and in the town of Bovec:
http://www.camp-vodenca.com/index.php?lang=en
http://en.kamp-polovnik.com/the-offer/
http://www.adrenaline-check.com/
http://slo.kajakkamptoni.com/
http://www.camp-liza.com/en/

External Links

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

WEATHER
Weather forecast for Slovenia

TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK (TNP)
Home page

STORE
Maps
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

Images