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Created On: Oct 27, 2011
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Krátka, Krótka is not spectacular mountain ,but it is surrounded by extraordinary area and has quite interesting views. This mountain is located between Ostrá -separated by Niewcyrska Przełęcz (Nefcerské sedlo) and Krivaň–separated by Przełęcz Szpara (Škára).
Krátka and Kriváň

Ostrá,Krátka and Kriváň

Krátka has got two lateral ridges:
-in north direction- it falls to Dolina Niewcyrki ended by crug called : Krótka Strażnica (Krátka strážnica)
-in south direction- Jamska Grań (Jamský hrebeň) which separates Dolina Sucha Ważecka and Dolina Ważecka
Jamský hrebeň


There is no marked trail to Krátka, but the esiest route from Dolina Sucha Ważecka was known since a long time.This is the same route as to Ostrá summit. You have to reach Niewcyrska Przełęcz (Nefcerské sedlo) , turn left and then follow easy east ridge to the top.

Interesting but rather long and demanding alternative could be the route through Jamska Grań (Jamský hrebeň)II-III UIAA.

When to climb

Ostrá is avaiable whole year through the easiest route.

Red Tape

The “High Tatra” is a National park, UN Bioheritage area and a European BioHeritage,if you are not a member of any climbing club you can move only on marked trails - so you can visit Ostrá only with Tatra guide.
From 1.11 to 15.06 year by year all marked routes in TANAP(the whole Slovak side of Tatras) are being closed for tourist activity
(except the routes leading to mountain chalets).


The best starting point is Štrbské Pleso
You can reach Furkotna valley by yellow marked trail.

There is only one chalet near by Ostrá :
Chata pod Soliskom - situated not far from Štrbské Pleso on the Predné Solisko south slope. Chalet is opened all the year for hiking, climbing and ski mountaineering.

Other accomodation you can find here

Mountain conditions

Web forecast:

situation at this moment and forecast

Information of avalanche danger:


On Slovakian side acts HZS (Horska Zachranna Sluzba)
Starý Smokovec 23, 059 60 Vysoké Tatry
phon.: 052/4422820, fax: 052/4422855,
mobil: 0903624869


Map of Ostrá area