Through Čierne Sedlo

Through Čierne Sedlo

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 49.12700°N / 20.12000°E
Additional Information Route Type: easy rock climbing
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: UIAA I
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From Chata pri Zelenom Plese (how to get to Chata pri Zelenom Plese look at main page of Kolovy Stit)

Route Description

It is the easiest way on Kolovy Stit.
Time: 3 h 30 min

1. Chata pri Zelenom Plese – Mala Zmrzla Dolina UIAA I, 1 h 30 min

From Chata pri Zelenom Plese take the red marked trail leading to Skalnate Pleso and after a few meters beyond a bridge on Biela Voda Kezmarska stream turn right (west) (through fence) on a non-marked, good treaded path. Follow this path, first along the south shore of Zelene Pleso, next among dwarf mountain pine (pinus mugo) and finally on screes to a high (100m), rocky step of Vel’ka Zmrzla (Dzika) Valley with two picturesque waterfalls. Ascend to a foot of the wall on the right from waterfalls to a beginning of a rib.

Climb through the rocky step following protective chains on a lower verge of Vel’ka Zmrzla Valley. Here turn right and climb steeply up through triangular grass plot to a foot of Czarny Grzbiet’s headwall (pic).

From this place still in right direction climb first down and next traverse by a system of ledges and little walls, under the headwall of Czarny Grzbiet, on a horizontal ledge with mountain pine. Follow this ledge until the end. From this place start to climb up, first through grassy slope and next by ledges and rocky steps and finally down by scree on a bottom of Mala Zmrzla Dolina.

2. Mala Zmrzla Dolina – Cierne Sedlo walk-up, 1 h 30 min

Follow a distinct path in the west direction, leading on the left (south) part of Mala Zmrzla Valley (on the right you pass by the way two rocky steps crossing a bottom of the valley) up to the highest terrace of the valley. Cross this terrace obliquely and climb up by scree and grassy slope on a main ridge – 80m to the north direction from the lowest incision of Cierne Sedlo.

3. Cierne Sedlo – Kolovy Stit walk-up, 30 min

On the pass turn right (north) and follow a distinct path and cairns, leading by a ridge on a summit of Kolovy Stit.

Essential Gear

Normal hiking gear

Miscellaneous Info

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