Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)0. General:
From cca 960m to 2472m, exposition S. Marked path, easy climb (protected by steel cable and pegs). Take good shoes and enough water with you. Also poles can be useful.
cca 1600m (from the parking place in Pisnica valley. 5h.
2 - Easy.
3 - Medium.
2 - Easy.
The route starts at Koca v Krnici (hut), 1113m. See the main page how to get there.
Spik and its marked routes
From Koca v Krnici (hut) you follow the signpost and marked path towards the East. Through the forrest you soon reach the Gruntovnica ravine. On the altitude of some 1350m our marked path exits the ravine on the left (northern) side, goes through pine-bush and up on broad screes below Gamsova spica, 1955m. This sharp peak stands so unbeatable, that the path crosses the slopes far towards left (direction NW) and only when reaching nice larch woods it turns again around the corner. Now the western grassy slopes of Gamsova spica are awaiting us. We quickly gain altitude and the scenery gets more and more wide and opened.
From behind Gamsova spica we continue towards NE, allways over grassy slopes to the broad shoulder of Lipnica, 2418m. Some summit rocks of Lipnica are steep and passages there are protected by steel cables and pegs. The panorama is very fine, as towards SE the whole Skrlatica massif stands in front of us.
From the summit of Lipnica we see the summit of Spik very close. Still, we need to descend a little into the notch, dividing both summits and from there we scramble by rocky south slopes to the highest point of Spik. The handsome guy is ours!
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