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W Ridge (Psica)
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W Ridge (Psica)

 
W Ridge (Psica)

Page Type: Route

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

Lat/Lon: 46.35060°N / 14.40910°E

Object Title: W Ridge (Psica)

Route Type: Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Aug 24, 2004 / Feb 3, 2010

Object ID: 161922

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Rating of the Tour (By Hiking Standards)

 
Approaching the W ridge of Storzic
Approaching the W ridge
 
A self-made map of Storzic...
Storžič and its routes. The W route is #7.

0. General: 725m to 2132m, exposition S and W, marked, protected route.

1. Effort: 1500m, 4h 30min.

2. Power: 2 - easy.

3. Psyche: 3 - medium.

4. Orientation: 2 - easy (Aug. 15th, 2007 - it seems a few key points are newly marked).

Approach

Western ridge of Storžič starts on Velika Poljana pasture, 1410m. This can be reached in 2h from the south (above Povlje village, 725m) or in 1h from the north (Dom pod Storžičem, 1123m).

Route Description

 
On Storzic W ridge
On the route

From above Velika poljana Pasture, 1410m, just from the saddle, the marked path follows the western ridge of Storžič. We ascend through the woods, after some 100m the path crosses southern slopes, but still ascends. Soon we reach a crossroads. Proceeding by the south slopes would bring us above Javornik pasture, but our path turns sharp left, up again towards the western ridge. The inscription also warns us that this path, although marked, is very demanding.

From the crossroads on, we reach the main ridge and follow it all the time to the summit. The western ridge of Storžič is also known under the name of Psica. It consists of some half a dozen of rocky 'towers', which our path crosses. On most steep and exposed places it is protected by steel ropes. Following the western ridge we all the time enjoy a broad panorama. After 1h 30min the Psica ridge ends below the summit rocks of Storžič. Here the marked path from the north comes (from Dom pod Storžičem, through Žrelo). We are on the altitude of some 1850m.

The final rock structure of the western ridge is steep, so the path first avoids it by south slopes, then it climbs directly (steel ropes) upwards and over a few rocky steps to the fore-summit and in a few next minutes to the main summit.

This is the longest of all approaches to the summit of Storžič.

Essential Gear

Good shoes, poles.

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