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Storzic S-SW Ridge

 
Storzic S-SW Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: The Alps of Kamnik and Savinja, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.35060°N / 14.40910°E

Object Title: Storzic S-SW Ridge

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Apr 16, 2005 / Jan 25, 2016

Object ID: 164652

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Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)

A self-made map of Storzic...
Storžič and its routes. The SW route is No. 2.
On the western ridge of Storzic
The SW ridge, seen from the W ridge
Storzic S-SW ridge panorama
The ascent by the W-SW ridge is very panoramic
The grading system for hiking and scrambling routes is here.

0. General: From 725 to 2132 m, exposition south. Below a marked path, on the SW ridge not marked (weak trails, steep grass, some easy rocks). Gear: Good shoes, poles. By the Swiss Scale for hikes the difficulty would be rated T4.

1. Effort: 1410 m, 3 h 30 min,

2. Power: 1 - no difficulties (only walk-up),

3. Psyche: 3 - medium (steep),

4. Orientation: 3 - medium (no real difficulties, but take care for best passages).

Approach

St. Lovrenc church
You start the tour on the road above Laško, on a parking place below St. Lovrenc church, some 725 m high. From that parking place the road goes further into the valley and also up, so you can also drive till the small hill of Gradišče and park there. From just before the small saddle a path (named "Gamsova pot") goes westwards and then gains the marked path on the ridge. If you drive another 300 meters into the valley, you can park also there (the end), but there you would need to find the passage towards the NW to reach the marked path.

Route Description

On the SW ridge of Storzic
On the SW ridge
On the S-SW ridge of Storzic
The views from the ridge towards the W

From the parking place, 725 m, you go either directly up to the church of St. Lovrenc (or via the mountain hut), or deter from that pat soon above the parking place towards the N and follow the marked path which first reaches the saddle behind St. Lovrenc and then goes up towards the N. Follow this marked path to the altitude of some 1400 m (a good, although steep marked path) to the crossroads with the path, connecting Javornik alpine meadow with Kališče (hut).

On the crossroads you leave marked paths. Just continue directly up, following hunters paths. In the grass you will find signs of tiny paths to the south-west ridge, and when you reach it, you just follow the ridge to the top. The route is very steep, although no climbing is needed. Take care. On the upper part you have to choose the best passages and also scramble over a few rocky section. One of the rocks is being detoured by the left (W, NW side) and that is the place, which can be tricky if the slopes are already covered with snow or ice.

Just below the summit you hit the marked path, coming up through the Javornik ravine (SW ravine). The described route is the most direct route from the south, a normal hiker will need about 3 h, 30 min.

Along this route also a ski descent was done. But it is not the normal ski tour any more - it is on the border between an ordinary ski tour and an alpinistic descent.

Miscellaneous Info

On the SW ridge of Storzic
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Images

A foggy day in the woodsOn the SW ridge of StorzicBelow the summit of StorzicOn the SW ridge of StorzicOn the S-SW ridge of StorzicOn the western ridge of StorzicA self-made map of Storzic...
The southern slopes of StorzicSt. Lovrenc churchStorzic S-SW ridge panoramaOn the S-SW ridge of StorzicThe upper part of Psica ridge