Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.39835°N / 13.56482°E
Activities Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Scrambling
Seasons Season: Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 6971 ft / 2125 m
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What's New On This Page?

  • January 16th, 2019: Design corrections.
  • Links to Peter Podgornik's page inserted - excellent climbing routes overview.
  • January 24th, 2005: Inserted links to the Kanin group. An overview picture linked.
  • July 19th, 2004: Initial setup of the page.


Jerebica / Cima del LagoJerebica / Cima del Lago from the Italian side

General remark: (When reading Slovenian words on maps or in books, you will find special characters for ch, sh, and zh. They are written with c, s and z with a caron - little v above them.)

From the Italian side in last times the mountain is called also Cima del Lago - obviously very artificial.

The first tourist on Jerebica / Cima del Lago was O. Sendtner, on August 2nd, 1842.

Jerebica from Strmec From Strmec (NE)

Although Kanin mountains are not the most appropriate for hard climbs, Jerebica is totally different. No scent of endless horizontal layers and ledges, but solid rock with vertical structures, dropping some 450 m and thus enabling attractive routes.

Not only climbers discovered Jerebica late, also ordinary mountaineers were neglecting this beautiful mountain. Some decades ago this was understandable, because the mountain lies on Slovenian-Italian border. After regime became more liberal, the obstacle was remoteness and only one, although marked, quite long ordinary hiking route on each side of the border.  

The NW slopes of Jerebica /... From the SW

Jerebica stands in the main crest arriving from Kanin / Monte Canin (the dividing pass is Čez Brežič, 1699 m) towards the north-east, where on Predel Pass it reaches the Mangart-Jalovec group. Before reaching Jerebica and after leaving it, this crest has many lonesome peaks, which are only rarely reached by mountaineers. On the north-west, the slopes of this crest fall deeply in Jezerska dolina / Val Rio del Lago. On south and east, the slopes of Jerebica crest are falling first in Možnica valley (side valley of Koritnica) later in Koritnica valley itself. The crest ends on Predel Pass, 1156 m, where the road crosses the mountain range and border. In Jerebica subgroup the following peaks can be listed (from SW to NE): Bohinca, 1938 m, Mali Rukavec, 1728 m, Mesnovka, 1841 m, Veliki Snežni vrh, 1958 m, Gorenji Vogel, 1847 m, Krivi rob, 2005 m, Jerebica, 2125 m, Mala Jerebica, 1786 m, Planja, 1693 m, V podne, 1456 m, Nemške glave, 1596 m, Ruševa glava, 1512 m.

Summit Panorama

Mangart and Jalovec Group
Mangart and Jalovec Group

The panorama from Jerebica summit is great. The Mangart and Jalovec pair are from nowhere seen in such harmony, and rising above Log pod Mangartom more tha 1900 meters! Towards north-west the whole massif of Vis and Montaz can be seen. Further to south-west Kanin group, especially high slopes of Rombon above Moznica valley are impressive. Towards south-east in distance Krn group and on north-east the long, mighty wall of Loska stena.

Mangart and Jalovec from Jerebica / Cima del Lago Mangart and Jalovec
Kanin / Monte Canin from Jerebica Kanin
Jerebica summit view Rabelj lake

Getting There

Numbers refer to Kanin group huts:

(1) Koča na Stolu,
(2) Bivouac C.A.I. Manzano,
(3) Dom Petra Skalarja na Kaninu,
(4) Rif. C. Gilberti,
(5) Rif. Divisione Julia-Nevea,
(6) Bivouac Marussich,
(7) Dom na Predelu.

See the Julian Alps overview page and the Kanin Group page!

  1. By car/bus Soča valley and Bovec can be reached over Vršič pass (from Sava valley) or from the south, from Gorica / Gorizia. In Bovec you turn from Soča valley into Koritnica valley (towards the north, in the direction of Log pod Mangartom and Predel Pass). Arriving by car the true trailhead starts at the end of Možnica valley. Some 3 km south-west of Log pod Mangartom a narrow road deters towards the west and takes you into Možnica valley.
  2. Jezerska dolina / Val Rio del Lago can be reached from Trbiž / Tarvisio, driving southwards till Rabeljsko jezero (Lago del Predil, Lake Raibl).

Mountaineering Map: - Tabacco: Alpi Giulie Occidentali Tarvisiano (No.: 019). 1:25.000.
Julijske Alpe - Zahodni del (Western part). Planinska zveza Slovenije. 1:50.000.

Routes Overview

A schematic map of Jerebica.  

Jerebica seen from the ridge... Bor - Jerebica from the SW
Jerebica from the S-SE Jerebica from the S-SE

Normal ascents

1. The southwestern ascent from Možnica valley can be treated as one of the two normal ascents. From the road end, up on Jezersko sedlo (saddle), 1720 m, and on the northern side of foresummits to the top. From Možnica valley 5 hours. Although marked, the route needs an experienced mountaineer.

2. From Jezerska dolina / Val Rio del Lago. In maps and in literature two approaches from north are mentioned. The first one starts in the main valley just opposite of Beli potok / Rio Bianco valley, then it ascends over the slopes of Mirnik, finally reaching Jezersko sedlo, 1720 m. This route is also marked and easier than the route from Možnica. The second route starts at Rabeljsko jezero (lake) and goes through Gamsov graben (Gola dei Camosci, Gamswurzgraben) - ravine, when reaching its end we need to scramble and climb a bit to reach the north ridge of Krivi rob and later the marked path. Would appreciate any further information about this route!


Koritnica valley is also known as the valley of 100 waterfalls. Some of them are hardly accessible, others easily. Here are links to some waterfalls in the Jerebica area (also some English descriptions):

  • Gorejca,
  • Predilnica waterfalls,
  • Ilovec,
  • Waterfalls under Jerebica,
  • Možnica.
    Moznica / Nemclja gorge Možnica gorge
    Beech trees in Moznica Beech trees
    Moznica/Nemclja waterfall Možnica waterfall

    Climbing routes

    This is the south face of Jerebica / Cima del Lago, and some of the routes in it. Source: Peter Podgornik: On this web page you can find topos for almost all routes. Routes

    This is the NE face of Jerebica / Cima del Lago, and some of the routes in it. Source: Peter Podgornik: On this web page you can find topos for almost all routes. Routes:

    1. Kaminska (V-/IV)
    2. Proletarska (VI-)
    3. Smer samotnega gamsa (V)
    4. Gruzijski steber (VI)
    5. Sivi ideal (V+/A0)
    6. Lubadarska (IV-V)
    7. Steber žrebcev (VI)
    8. Vaja con dios (VII/VI)
    9. Centralna grapa (V)
    10. Livada (V)
    11. Tupilak (VI)
    12. Čez plošče (III-IV)
    13. Židovska poč (VI)
    14. Steber ob centralni grapi (VI-/IV-V)
    15. Bolero (VI+/V+)
    16. Zapeljivka (V)
    17. Steber svetega Martina (VII/V-VI)
    18. Planika (VI-/IV-V)
    19. Spominska (V/IV)
    20. Steber ledig fantov (VI)
    21. Ludra (VI)
    22. Viharni steber (VI-)
    23. Gradišarjeva grapa (45°)
    24. Nevina smer (VI)
    24a. Varianta Nevine smeri (V+/A2)

    1. Vzhodni raz (IV),
    2. Smer ponočnjakov (V/IV),
    3. Matijev steber (V/IV),
    4. Smer izgubljenih idealov (VI/V),
    4a. Vmesna varianta (Dušan Matelič in Miro Fon 16. 7. 1996),
    5. Huljeva smer (VI/V),
    5a. Direktna izstopna varianta Huljeve smeri (VI),
    6. Alijeva smer (VI),
    7. Metulj (VI/V),
    8. Smer za izgubljene prijatelje (V+/IV-V),
    9. Smer Gselman – Wagner (IV),
    10. Tumova smer (IV/III),
    11. Jadviga (VI-/IV-V)

    Red Tape

    No limitations.

    When To Climb

    Jerebica can be best climbed in summer and autum (not too late, when days become short!). The weather usually stabilises in Julian Alps in July.


    No mountain hut can help you to climb Jerebica. The mountain hut on Predel pass is useless for the ascent on Jerebica. In the end of Moznica valley nobody will chase you, if you set up a tent over the night. But camping for a longer period is not allowed. In Log pod Mangartom there are private tourist facilities, by Rabeljsko jezero (Lago del Predil / Lake Raibl) there is an official camping place.

    Mountain Conditions

    For weather see here.
    Cima del Lago ClaudioNC - Summit view



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