OverviewSrebrnjak (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.
Trenta ValleyTrenta 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).
Northwest FaceAlong 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.
Getting ThereThe 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 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 TapePark rules
CampingCamps in the Trenta valley,
External LinksONLINE BETA (Alpine climbing)
Srebrnjak NW face on primorskestene.com
Weather forecast for Slovenia
1: 25 000
Jalovec and Mangart PZS (alpine association)
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
Slovenian Mountain Guide Association