Krnica valley route

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Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe
Route Type:
Scramble, climbing
Time Required:
Most of a day
Walk up and secured climbing

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Created On: Nov 7, 2004
Last Edited On: Nov 7, 2004


Starting point of the route is Koca v Krnici hut (1113m), which lies in Krnica valley.

Hut is accessible from Kranjska Gora to Vrsic pass road. Junction towards the hut is some 2 kilometers behind Kranjska Gora, just at the bridge where main road crosses over Pisnica river to the right. From the bridge is 3 kilometers to V Klinu pasture where you have to park. From here is 20 more minutes to the hut. If you are on foot from Kranjska Gora you will need 1.30-2h.

Route Description

From the hut path gradually ascends up the valley till it reaches the foothills of Razor’s impressive north wall. From here it becomes steeper. Path passes by a source. Valley is becoming narrower all the time till its completely closed by impressive Kriska Stena, rounded, 400 meters high wall. It feels like at the bottom of a well as you stand at the V Kotu, scree and rocky plateau at the end of a valley, which is strewn by huge boulders.

Path turns left, ascending over scree slopes, which are usually under snow, till it reaches the cliffs. Face is climbed in many zigzags because path if following natural week passes. It is very exposed and not especially well secured so you have to be careful. Not for dizzy ones. After an hour of climbing you reach the edge of the face and step on to the ridge. Altitude is 2289m and views are wide.

Kriska stena

From here you follow the signposts for Kriz and you climb on Kriz in about 30 minutes. There are also some secured places so be careful!

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes, helmet and rope for not good climbers.

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