This route leads from Morskie Oko, via Dolina za Mnichem (literally the Valley beyond the Monk) at about 1800m to Hińczowa/Hincovo Pass at 2323m. From Dolina za Mnichem the route is not marked with paint but has little cairns. The first half of the route is used as an approach route by most of the rock climbers who climb Mnich. The whole route is part of the descent/easy ascent of Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki/Veľký Mengusovský štít or Cubryna/Čubrina.
Morskie Oko Hut to Dolina za Mnichem 1hr Dolina za Mnichem to Hińczowa Pass 2.33hrs Total time up: about 3.33hrs
Net elevation gain: 913m Total elevation gain: approx. 1,000m Rock difficulty: Polish grade 0+ / YDS class 3-easy 4
Crumbly last stretch (the couloir)
When to Climbmost likely from August to September. Snow tends to linger on Mała Galeria Cubryńska as well as in the couloir, and the route can be impassable/too dangerous without an ice axe and crampons in early July and sometimes later too. In winter and spring the route - especially Mała Galeria - is extremely dangerous because of avalanches. The steep passage between Mała Galeria and Wielka Galeria is also very dangerous, so it is not advisable to do this route in those seasons.
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Summer conditions: Normal hiking gear should suffice as long as there isn't much snow in the couloir, which can be filled with old snow throughout the summer.
Winter conditions (according to dynercia, yatsek would avoid the route in winter): crampons, ice axe, rope, a few ice screws and loops.
As for the analog maps of the Tatras, there are plenty of options. I would recommend the plastic 1:25,000 map of the Polish and Slovak Tatras by WiT. It has a large scale, is waterproof, durable and cheap.
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Photo TR by R. Szadkowski, Tatra guide. The party chose our route for the first part of their ascent of Mięguszowiecki Szczyt Wielki/Veľký Mengusovský štit.