Vrata valley routes

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Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe
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A long day
Walk-up and easy secured climbing

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Vrata valley routes
Created On: Oct 12, 2004
Last Edited On: Oct 12, 2004


Starting point of the route is Aljazev Dom hut (1015m), which lies in the heart of the Vrata valley. More info about the hut is on the front page. Hut is accessible by car from Mojstrana village (12km), which is placed in the upper Savska Dolina valley at the end of Vrata valley (71km to Ljubljana, 13 to Kranjska Gora). You exit from the main road following the signs either to 'Mojstrana' or 'Vrata'. If you are using public transport you will have to walk up the Vrata valley from Mojstrana (2.30h).

Route Description

Trail begins near the chapel by the Aljazev Dom hut. Gradually ascends through the forest till it reaches viewing point bellow the smooth cliff of Dolkova Glava (1717m). Than it turns left, firstly over the grassy slopes and over steep scree reaches less steep, undulating terrain just bellow the Stenar’s face (2501m). Behind this section path enters a steep and narrow scree valley, which spreads from Stenarska Vratca pass (2295m) and is surrounded by smooth cliffs. After some 10 minutes of ascend through it trail turns sharply right and gets out climbing steep slopes bellow Na Rusju plateau, where Bivak IV bivouac stands (1980m). Bivouac is cannot be seen till the last meters. 2.30-3h from Aljazev Dom hut.

Now you continue on route and you come to crossing with two possibilities. You can turn left and go on the top of Kriska stena where comes route from Krnica valley or you turn right and continue on normal route on Skrlatica.

If you take the route to top of the Kriska stena you ascend there over a nice plateau called Na Rusju. Then on the top of Krsika stena you follow the signposts for Dolkova spica and Skrlatica. Path is now mostly traversing large rocky slopes, going to the left, around huge and deep basin at the foothills of Dolkova Spica (2591m), which is strewn with huge boulders. Once around it, a tough ascent awaits. In front of us is 300 meters high scree slope that will end at the Rdeca Skrbina pass (2500m), a notch between Rogljica (2547m) and Dolkova Spica (2591m).

To here comes the second possiblity which comes from a basin Zadnji Dolek from route on Skrlatica.

Now you continue from the notch is NE direction and you must be careful on some secured places. Soon you come on the top of Dolkova spica.

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes.

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