The eather was very windy, but the sun was shining. The Icy Horse was extremely exposed!
Hrebienok-Sedielko-Malý Ladový štít-Ladová štrbina-Ladový štít-Ladový kon-Ladová priehyba-Hrebienok. Very nice and exposed ridge, but we have very foggy weather, so no views :(
We have set our camp over The Zielone Jaworowe Pleso on the 15th. Nex day we left the camp and climbed Lodowy Stit throgh Lodowa Kopa. from the Col beetwen Lodowa Kopa and Lodowy Stit we abseiled three lenghts of rope and traversed under the peak to climb last three pitches.
Next day we did Jaworowy Stit.
Very nice route, especially the ridge part which offers diverse, but rather moderate (regarding level of difficulty) climbing. The descent through Icy Horse doesn't offer any exciting moments (the Horse itself isn't so spectacular, at least in summer). For me, descending was kind of "smash my knees" epilogue, but overall - very positive impressions.
Ascent after bivy on Maly Lodovy(Kopa Lodowa).Incredible views.Great and stable weather.Sharp and very exposed ridge,very exciting route.Descent via Icy Horse.The scree slope at the end of that route was horrible and exhausting .Climbed with my colleagues Ania and Michal.
I- ladovy kon
We counted on nice ascent by Brncalovy Pilier. Piotr 15min before climb got an atrial fibrillation (btw he is a great cardiologist and sport doctor). We decided to go by normal route via Ladovy Kon. So - probably the first ascent with atrial fibrillation by... Equus xD
Good lesson of topography.
II - Cesta ku Slanku (V), Maly Ladovy Stit, 31.07.2012
Easy climb but fascinating surroundings. Done in trek boots. Rain showers. 4/7 pitches with hard rope friction - due to terrain or I'm an idiot. Nice 'red' sunset. First Tatra Mountains face for my partner.
The ridge between Maly Ladovy Stit and Ladovy stit
Repeated the route after 13 years. Still interesting :)
Cesta k slnku (V) - Maly Ladovy stit, South Face
Easier than we expected, but really nice and enjoyable route. Pitches 5 and 6 are excellent. Very recommendable. Climbed with Radek.
The ridge between Maly Ladovy Stit and Ladovy stit
Climbed the ridge from Maly Ladovy stit Stit to Ladovy stit. Some more difficult places (II), good protection, nice views. Descended by the normal route, through Icy Horse (not very interesting route, the scree slopes are killing your knees).
Climbed with Ania (Mooliczek)
East Face- Komarniccy Route
Ascent via rather unpopular route. Reached Ladova Strbina at 4 p.m. Summited Maly Ladovy Stit (2602 m) in a terrible blizzard. One friend fell off the ridge and broke her leg- descended to Stary Smokovec without any help! Another friend fell with a cornice. We lost plenty of gear, two of us had some frosbites. Descded to Teryho Chata at midnight.
I climbed the classic route, starting before dawn from the valley near Zamkovske's chalet, getting past Tery's chalet by 6, and reaching the summit at about 8 even with some stops to make photos of a curious chamois and the breathtakng views all around. I wasn't alone for long though, two cimbers arrived soon from Maly Ladovy Stit, and a lot of other people came up on the classic route during the day. Weather and visibility was simply perfect all day.
I intended to descend via Maly Ladovy Stit to Sedielko, but just below the summit - exactly as described in the routes section - the route turned out to be too difficult for me, so I decided to turn back and descend the same way I came up, via Ladovy Kon.
It was a great day.
Icy Horse isn't so terribile how is described.There is very good belaying with slings on it. Greater exposition on other pieces of the ridge. Lot of snow on the ascend to the Icy Shoulder-crampons wiht ice axe very usefull at this period of the year.Storm on the summit with the hail,changing nice trip into fighting for life.Happy decsend by the same route.
Beautiful easy climbing route (V UIAA) with strong rock. I recommend it!
quite exciting because this was not a marked path. Not recommended for unexperienced people. Ladovy Kon - a very exposed place, although it is not technically difficult .
We started at Tery's Hut and got to the Sedielko. Weather was great we could see nearly every major peak in the whole range. From Sedielko we got to Maly Ladovy Stit ( easy , nearly walk-up ) then by the ridge ( II , quite exposed ) to the summit.
We planned to get back by Horse , but on the summit we met guide with the client , he threatened us with fine , because we used II route ( even with UIAA membership you have to use at least III ascent route , at least its what i heard ). Quite upset we lost motivation and got down by emergency descent ( I ) route to the west and through Sedielko back to the hut.
Despite this "personal" problems definitely worth trying.
It was my big dream to reach the summit of Ladovy since the moment I saw the peak for the first time ...
I made a few attempts throughout the years ,one of them undertaken on 3rd August 2000 ended by reaching the lower summit of the massif - Maly Ladovy Stit(2602) (from Sedielko pass). I climbed the peak with a companion met on the pass.We met one German climber from Rostock high up there. It was to not only too late to attack the main summit but also weather wasn't sure at that time ...so we gave up.
I came back determined to reach Ladovy Stit in August 2003. Weather was great day by day so I counted for successful climb. Unfortunately my first attempt (25.08.2003) failed because of extreme sudden weather broke (snowstorm) at the height of Tery's Chalet(2015). I descended sad home ...
However I decided to try again next day. Starry sky in the night was giving a hope ...
I started before sunrise from Smokovec ,at 7:30 I reached Tery's Chalet ...weather was brilliant.
Farther way was only a pleasure and a wonderful experience.
Arduous walk-up to the ridge and exciting moments during passing the 22 meter extremely exposed edge of the legendary Ladovy Kon (Icy Horse) and the summit was taken !
I was alone ,breathtaking panorama ,unforgetable moment of joy and satisfaction.
Descent by the same way.
Great adventure !