This is indeed the most undemanding climbing route of the Triglav’s north face but it is not to be underestimated due to its steep, precipitous walls.
test12- If the activity is cancelled, you will be offered an alternative date, activity or a full refund. Most of our activities operate daily in high season between June and October
-Most of the activities are weather dependent and this is very unpredictable especially in the mountain region. Some of the tours run also in the rain but for the one which doesn’t, we will offer you an alternative date or a full refund.
-In the case of unpredictable situations, we reserve the right to change the schedule anytime. Our professional guides can change the course of activity according to weather, road or trail conditions anytime in order of safety for all the participants.
-During the high season, there are also possibilities of roadblocks or traffic jams in the region which might cause a pickup or drop off delays.
The tour starts from Bled where we do the free pickups and drop-offs. The Bled city is easily accessible from:
✔️ Ljubljana city by bus (main bus station-Bled) every day, every full hour from 6 am to 9 pm (price 6.30 €)-->bus timetable. ✔️ Ljubljana city by train (city centre station-Lesce/Bled station) ever day between 4:40 am to 11:55 pm (price around 5 €)-->train timetable
✔️ Ljubljana airport by bus every day between 9 am to 5 pm (price 4.1 €)
✔️ Climb one of the least demanding Triglav north face routes on the mightiest wall in the Julian Alps, 3 km wide, 1 km high and with over 100 climbing routes
✔️ Distance yourself from the crowds on hiking trails and experience the high mountain world in perfect tranquillity
✔️ Set out on a multi-pitch alpine climbing adventure and climb on natural passages in a rock, in a roped party without the use of wire ropes
✔️ Test your skills on an 800-meter high Slovenian route, where scrambling alternates with walks on rock ledges, while some upper sections are more demanding (level III on a UIAA grading system or 5.4 grade on a Yosemite difficulty level)
✔️ Our professional IFMGA guide knows the Triglav north face as his pocket, so he might make some surprises when he finds new passages in a seemingly invincible wall
✔️ Have you heard of a story about Tone Pogačnik, Slovenian Olympic cross-country skier? Well, years ago, the Slovenian national team had been training on the glacier behind a wall. In the fog, Tone skied over the Triglav north wall edge and landed 100 meters lower in a pile of snow. He landed precisely in the Slovenian route area and fortunately he got away without injury.
In the early morning hours, you will meet with a guide at an agreed location in Bled, from where you take a 30-minute ride to Aljaž Lodge in Vrata Valley. Then you will go on a 1-hour easy hike to the foot of the Triglav north face.
Under the wall, you will rope with a guide, staying in a roped party the entire route. A guide will climb in the lead and you will follow on a tight climbing rope at all times. You won’t use wire ropes for ascending, but you will tread on ledges and clasp on appropriate rock shelves. For warming up, you will scramble the first 20 meters long vertical part, after which the wall becomes more gradual.
The first half of the Slovenian Triglav north face route runs on a ridge from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the alpine landscape and the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. The trad route is steep, but never really difficult. Some places are more exposed where you will have some air under your feet, but there are rock shelves in between where you can rest and stop for breath. In the upper part, you will climb on a more difficult exposed rung and a headwall within the last 20 meters of the wall.
After climbing for 4 to 8 hours and conquering 800 meters of the wall, you will reach the Triglavski podi under Kredarica. If you would like to step on the highest mountain in Slovenia, you can extend the tour to the top of Mt. Triglav. You need to inform us about this beforehand so that a guide can adjust the tour course. If you won’t extend the tour, you will descend “čez Prag” and hike for another 3 to 4 hours to get to Vrata Valley, from where you will drive back to Bled.
Multi-pitch trad climbings are available from May to October. We carry out the activity, according to bookings. Start from Bled is very early in the morning, since the tour lasts almost all day and we need daylight. Alpine climbing Triglav north face on a Slovenian route is also suitable for inexperienced climbers and mountaineering enthusiasts who are in good shape. The route is not demanding, as it ranks on the I-II level in the UIAA grading system. There is more challenging terrain only in the shorter upper section, ranking on grade III out of XII.
We offer equipment rental for multi-pitch climbing. In our office in Bled, you can rent all the needed equipment or just single parts of technical equipment. You can also rent a kit with all the equipment you need for al