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Vrata valley route

Vrata valley route


Page Type: Route

Location: Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.41430°N / 13.81860°E

Object Title: Vrata valley route

Route Type: Hiking and scramble

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Walk up

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Page By: Bor

Created/Edited: Nov 7, 2004 / Nov 7, 2004

Object ID: 162796

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Starting point of the route is Aljazev Dom hut (1015m), which lies in the heart of the Vrata valley. More info about the hut is on the front page. Hut is accessible by car from Mojstrana village (12km), which is placed in the upper Savska Dolina valley at the end of Vrata valley (71km to Ljubljana, 13 to Kranjska Gora). You exit from the main road following the signs either to 'Mojstrana' or 'Vrata'. If you are using public transport you will have to walk up the Vrata valley from Mojstrana (2.30h).

Route Description

Trail begins near the chapel by the Aljazev Dom hut. Gradually ascends through the forest till it reaches viewing point bellow the smooth cliff of Dolkova Glava (1717m). Than it turns left, firstly over the grassy slopes and over steep scree reaches less steep, undulating terrain just bellow the Stenar’s face (2501m). Behind this section path enters a steep and narrow scree valley, which spreads from Stenarska Vratca pass (2295m) and is surrounded by smooth cliffs. After some 10 minutes of ascend through it trail turns sharply right and gets out climbing steep slopes bellow Na Rusju plateau, where Bivak IV bivouac stands (1980m). Bivouac is cannot be seen till the last meters. 2.30-3h from Aljazev Dom hut.

From bivouac you follow the signposts for the top of Kriska stena and for Kriz. In about one hour you come to the top of Kriska stena. From here you have about 30 minutes to the top. Be careful on some places.

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes.

Miscellaneous Info

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