Storzic SW Ridge
Page Type: Route
The Alps of Kamnik and Savinja, Slovenia, Europe
46.35060°N / 14.40910°E
Storzic SW Ridge
Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling
Half a day
Created/Edited: Apr 16, 2005 / Sep 14, 2014
Object ID: 164652
Page Score: 71.06%
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Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)
Storžič and its routes. The SW route is No. 2.
The SW ridge, seen from the W ridgeThe 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).
ApproachYou 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, but there you would need to find the passage towards the NW to reach the marked path.
On the SW ridgeFrom the parking place, 725 m, you go either directly up to the church of St. Lovrenc, or deter from the road a bit later towards the N (left) 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. 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.
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