Zleb Kulczynskiego (Kulczynski's Gully)

Zleb Kulczynskiego (Kulczynski's Gully)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 49.13060°N / 20.01460°E
Additional Information Route Type: Hike + Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: 0+,quite demanding and exposed tourist route
Sign the Climber's Log


  • Altitude difference: 800 metres

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Trail length: 5.5 km

  • Trail marking: consecutively blue ,yellow ,green ,black and red

  • Trailhead: Murowaniec chalet at Hala Gasienicowa

    If You start the trip from Zakopane town You must reach Hala Gasienicowa first .
    It is very easy using one of 2 very popular marked trails leading there . Both of them begin their way in Kuznice (Zakopane's highest district) .

  • Zakopane – Kuznice
    Numerous bus connections (1/2 h on foot from railway station)

  • Kuznice(1010) – Dolina Jaworzynka - Hala Gasienicowa(1500)

    Yellow Marks ,5 km ,1 ½ h ,550 meters of altitude difference

  • Kuznice – Boczan – Hala Gasienicowa

    Blue marks ,5 km ,1 ½ h ,550 m of AD

    Route Description

    From Murowaniec chalet(1505) following first blue and then yellow marked paths(passing Czarny and Zmarzly lakes) onto morainal embankment
    of Kozia Valley closing the upper floor of that little valley (1936 m asl ,4 km ,1 1/2 h) surrounded by impressive walls of Czarne Sciany(2240)
    and Kozi Wierch(2291) massifs . Steel cross standing nearby the path . From this point following black marks by the bottom of Kozia Valley (white screes) towards well seen Rysa Zaruskiego (Zaruski's Scratch - gully) . Watch out for dangerous snowfield lying here often till late summer days !
    50 m climb slightly to the right side onto a rocky perch on which we continue our climb to precipitous chimney .
    Nice climb through the chimney (chains ,brackets) then left through slabs to steep gutter secured with chains which lead us higher to Zleb Kulczynskiego (Kulczynski's Gully) over its threshold which prevents straight entering it from the bottom of Kozia Valley .
    15 minute climb in the gully to the ridge where we meet red marks of Orla Perc(Eagles' Path) route ( 4.7 km ,2 hours) .
    Following now red marks higher by rocks and screes under little saddle of Przel.Nad Dol.Buczynowa Pass(2225) .
    Our route leads now to the right and a bit higher cross the ridge to its southern side . Wonderful High Tatra panorama ,Five Polish Lakes' Valley under our feet .
    30 minutes of traversing southern slopes to the main summit of Kozi Wierch(2291) .

    Essential Gear

    In good summer conditions (dry rock) : good hiking/trekking boots ,waterproofs ...

    In winter the route becomes a serious alpine climbing challenge ,full equipment and good climbing skills and experience absolutely essential .

    Miscellaneous Info

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