Gerlachovsky Stit Climber's Log

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Houdy - Jul 2, 2019 2:32 am

climbed  Sucess!



ye2bnik - Apr 16, 2019 6:54 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2019

Great weather and fantastic view  Sucess!

8 hours up and down. Started from Slezsky Dom. Up way via Walow couloir and then from Tetmajer saddle to the top. Down via Batizovecky couloir.


atavist - Oct 17, 2018 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2018

International traverse  Sucess!

Started from Starý Smokovec and got to the main refuge by lunchtime. I cooked a meal at the stream a couple hundred meters above the refuge. I continued up the main trail going east of the massif. I had to leave the trail some 800m horizontal and 600m vertical from the summit. I soloed the east face. It was mostly 4th class with some easier and some harder sections. In the lower section I saw some fixed hardware, chains and metal steps. Higher sections I saw a couple pitons and rap slings.

To descend, I followed NE ridge to the first obvious saddle and then folllwed a snow couloir which, in early evening, was quickly freezing and hardening. An axe or crampons would have been useful. If there weren’t already some steps I would have kept to the rocks. As I descended I navigated in an attempt to avoid cliffing out. The hairiest part was downclimbing 15-30m of vertical chimney. There was substantial running water so it was delicate. After the chimney there was another short snow slope upon which my adidas lost traction and I slid 10m. I lost some skin off the knuckles but otherwise ok.

I regained the trail just before dark and continued N and E to Poland. I made camp at Łysa Polana.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Oct 3, 2016 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2016

traverse  Sucess!

Wonderful ascent in perfect conditions from Sliezsky Dom, good and confortable hotel, ideal base for doing the climb and enjoying spa on the return!

gerlach is really a very interesting mountain and climb, one of my best climbs! 4h15 to the top, 8.30 round trip with stops. 743.5 hpa on the top.

bruno baschung


rgg - Sep 21, 2016 9:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2016

Solo ascent via Velický žl'ab  Sucess!

I would have preferred to stay in the climbers accommodation at Sliezsky dom, but it was fully booked for the next couple of weeks. Instead, I started from Novy Smokovec, and that turned it into a long day. But as the forecast was excellent (sunny, and no chance of rain, let alone thunderstorms) I wasn't worried.


Kimmuriel - Aug 21, 2016 5:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2016

Normal route  Sucess!

Exquisite panorama


Zyta - Aug 13, 2013 5:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013

Vielicka proba --> Gerlach --> Batizovska Proba  Sucess!

almost perfect weather, fog near the summit, later pure sun on way down, mega expositions, slovak Tatras are amazing!

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2012

Via Batizovska probba  Sucess!

A sudden change in the weather two days earlier had turned the HighTatras into a winter wonderland. Had the summit all for ourselves.

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2012

Via Batizovska probba  Sucess!

A sudden change in the weather two days earlier had turned the HighTatras into a winter wonderland. Had the summit all for ourselves.


collardr - Dec 1, 2011 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2003

Krcmárov žlab - Zleb Karczmarza

Awesome winter climb. On sunny day. Nobody else on mountain.


yxygan - Jan 5, 2011 3:39 am

Normal route from Sliezsky dom  Sucess!

Summer ascent on the normal route in 2001.


yamesu - Sep 27, 2010 7:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2010

Normal route  Sucess!

Beautiful weather,
beautiful night with full moon on descending :)))

starybaran - Aug 21, 2010 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Batizovska proba  Sucess!

My first peak in central part of High Tatras. From motorway they look really small and uninteresting in comparing with others same altitude mountains in Europe, but once you'll get in, you'll see that the beauty of Tatras is not just a rumors. From the top, one of the most interesting view for me. Gerlach is not a difficult mountain, in good weather, but really only for experienced climbers and hikers. About the obligation of having a guide. Rather save your money and don't feed this nonsense. On the way up you'll be probably threaten by guides to pay penalty. Stay calm, try to explain them, that you are experienced enough. They don't have got any moral right to do this, it's just a matter of their dishonest bussiness and a way to show to their clients how "necessary" they are.


mooliczek - Jan 11, 2010 10:08 am Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Twice  Sucess!

Krcmárov žlab - Zleb Karczmarza - 2009/12/05
Great winter climb. My second visit on Gerlachovsky Stit, but the first so alpine experience in High Tatras. Beautiful route, climbed with Igi, Jck and Brade.

Normal route through Velicka Proba - 2009/08/02
Climbed with Igi, Rafal, Mariusz and mountain guide, Janek.
Nice and easy summer climb, but IMHO, recommended without any assistance of mountain guides, if possible.
Gets a bit complicated while leaving Velicky couloir and traversing Kotlovy Stit on a way toward the summit. Descent through Batizovska Proba.


jck - Dec 6, 2009 6:58 am

Two times  Sucess!

Krcmárov žlab- Zleb Karczmarza- December 5, 2009
Fantastic couloir climb. The rocky step was in nasty ice conditions but the rest of the couloir was almost perfect. Endless steep snowfield traverses below the summit ridge. Brocken spectre on the top of Gerlachovsky stit. Very recomendable. Climbed with Radek (brade), Ania (Mooliczek) and Igor (Igi).

Martin's Route- July 14, 2009
Climbed with Radek (brade). After retreat in November we finished the route from Tetmajerovo Sedlo. Easier than we expected, perfect weather.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 10, 2009 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Normal Route  Sucess!

With Slovak mountain guide Jan Peto and Anna Kliminska from Poland. Rain and snow on top.


horrste - Aug 24, 2009 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Normal route from Sliezsky dom  Sucess!

We set out from Sliezsky dom at 6am with my two younger brothers and our guide. The weather was fantastic - no wind, no clouds, phenomenal views. We were so pumped up from the beautiful views that we made it up in our guide's seasonal record 2:45. On the way down to Batizovska valley we really enjoyed the climbing parts and because it was so warm we ended up bathing in Batizovske pleso. It was a memorable trip for all of us .


damgaard - Oct 7, 2008 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

Normal route  Sucess!

Great weather and great mountain! Had a very good local guide. 7 hours up and down.


stevesmith51 - Aug 14, 2008 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Normal Route from Sliezsky dom  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this fine peak in perfect weather from the west (Velicky route - about 4h)and descended via the Batisovsky couloir. We were guided by Peter Sperka, and accompanied by Ladislav Zadic and Vilem Stanke. We were privileged to witness the installation of the new summit logbook. Three TV crews(Czech, Slovak and Polish)broadcast the event.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Oct 7, 2007 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Velicka proba - Gerlach - Batizovska proba  Sucess!

Nice climb with a mountain guide, but not too difficult. Great tour in using both "normal routes".

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