Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)
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0. General: From 725 to 2132m, exposition south. Below a marked path, on the SW ridge not marked (weak trails, steep grass, some easy rocks). Gear: Good shoes, poles.
1. Effort: 1410m, 3h 30min,
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).
You start the tour on the road above Laško, on a parking place below St. Lovrenc church, some 725m 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.
From the parking place, 725m, 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 1400m (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 tje Javornik ravine (SW ravine). The described route is the most direct route from the south, a normal mountaineer will need about 3h, 30min.
Along this route also a ski descent was done. But it is not the normal tour ski any more - it is on the border between an ordinary ski tour and an alpinistic descent.
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