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Vrh Zelenic

Vrh Zelenic

Vrh Zelenic

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.41123°N / 13.67320°E

Object Title: Vrh Zelenic

Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 7474 ft / 2278 m


Page By: borut

Created/Edited: Jul 29, 2014 / May 18, 2016

Object ID: 906832

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Vrh Zelenic (2278 m) is a Jalovec satellite situated between Veliki Ozebnik and Mali Ozebnik along the ridge line running south of Jalovec: Jalovec, Veliki Ozebnik (2480 m), Vrh Zelenic (2278 m) and Mali Ozebnik (2320 m). Though not recommended - due to chossy terrain - the standard ascent (southeast) is a short scramble. It starts from the Zavetišče pod Špičkom mountain hut.

Vrh Zelenic is a minor peak, but it has an interesting northwest rock face. Until 2014, only one route (alpine climb) was opened on the northwest face.

Northwest Face

Upper Koritnica
Walls of the upper Koritnica valley viewed from the Čez Brežice col

(l. to r. : Jalovec, Veliki Ozebnik, Vrh Zelenic, and part of Mali Ozebnik).

On the Koritnica valley side, the ca. 250 to 300 m tall northwest face of Vrh Zelenic dramatically drops to a high terrace. Mali Ozebnik and Plešivec also rise above this terrace. Please check the External Links section for Beta.

Southeast Face

Trenta side (SE) of Vrh Zelenic
Trenta side (southeast) of Vrh Zelenic. In the foreground, the central feature is Vrh Zelenic, with Špiček to the right, cut off. In the back, the summits of Jalovec to the left and Veliki Ozebnik to the right.

The southeast face of Vrh Zelenic is short. It drops to a high terrace, above the Soča source, in the upper Trenta Valley (Zadnja Trenta). The mountain hut called Zavetišče pod Špičkom (2064 m, open in the summer) is just below the Vrh Zelenic southeast face and its fore summit Špiček (2192 m).

Getting There

Koritnica valley : follow the path towards the Čez Brežice col. Upon reaching the terrace at the foot of the last flank below the col, one views the col for the first time. The wall in front, to the left of the col, is Mali Ozebnik. Vrh Zelenic is to the left of Mali Ozebnik.

Trenta valley : Zavetišče pod Špičkom mountain hut (alt. 2064 m).


The standard ascent is unmarked and not recommended, the summit part being a scramble along improbable terrain.

From the Zavetišče pod Špičkom mountain hut, reach the saddle between Špiček and Vrh Zelenic - unmarked but easy (two options, north and south). Next head west towards the summit along loose and exposed terrain.

Red Tape

Triglav National Park rules of conduct


In the town of Bovec:

In the Trenta valley

External Links

ONLINE BETA (Alpine climbing)
Vrh Zelenic on primorskestene.com

Weather forecast for Slovenia

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KoritnicaUpper KoritnicaAbove Zadnja TrentaTrenta side (SE) of Vrh ZelenicKoritnica Valley upper left bankView from Trenta ValleyVrh Zelenic