Ojstrica From the North Over Skarje

Ojstrica From the North Over Skarje

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 46.36140°N / 14.62789°E
Additional Information Route Type: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Summer, Fall
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk-up, easy climb
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Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)

0. General: From cca 800 m to 2350 m, exposition N, W and S. Marked path, on a few places steep and exposed (protected with steel pegs and ropes). Gear: Good shoes, poles.

1. Effort: cca 1600 m. From Logarska dolina (valley) 4 h 30 min, from Koča pod Ojstrico (hut) 3 h 30 min.

2. Power: 3 - Medium

3. Psyche: 3 - Medium

4. Orientation: 2 - Easy.


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As described on the parent page you first ascend from Logarska dolina (valley) to Koča pod Ojstrico (hut), 1208 m. 1 h.

Route Description

From the hut the joint path for both northern ascents on Ojstrica goes first towards the SW up the forrest, then towards the S, crossing through a forrest the western slopes of Krofička. On the altitude of 1480 m, 30 min from the hut, the two ascents separate.

On the Skarje notch, looking...
On the Skarje notch, looking...

Our 'Škarje Notch' route is easier and goes right. We cross the slopes below Ojstrica's N face, orienting ourselves towards the SW, towards the passage between Ojstrica, 2350 m and Rjavčki vrh, 1898 m. After passing the N face of Ojstrica, a steep scree is awaiting us. That's why this route is more recommended for a descent. Ascending towards the S, we come up the scree field, then the path crosses towards the SW and at the end even towards the W again and we reach the saddle below Rjavčki vrh. The altitude is a bit more than 1800 m.

Below Skarje notch a nice...
Below Skarje notch a nice...

Below Rjavčki vrh, the path turns left, aiming to the notch in the main ridge. In many turns the path is winding up the scree slope, which is not soft enough to offer a real joyful descent. Finally the last meters below Škarje notch are more steep, but we reach the sunny side without any problems. A well deserved grassy balcony is awaiting us to take some rest.

From Škarje notch the path avoids the main ridge to Ojstrica. It crosses rocky slopes on the southern side, first descending some 50 m, then crossing all the way to the southern route, which comes from Kocbekov dom (the hut on Korošica meadow). This crossing is on a few places exposed, rocky passages are also protected with steel, so continuing here would probably not be a good idea if coming on Škarje notch with skis and trying to do a ski tour from the summit (it's possible to ski down from Škarje to Logarska dolina). Only the last part of the ascent, by the South route is comfortable again - but steep and crumbly.



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