At a glance
- IV through VII, 200 – 350 m
- 2008 m
- Average time
- 6 h
- Elevation gain
- 800 m
It’s always great to climb with someone familiar with every detail of the rockface, and it would be hard to get someone better suited for the job than Urban Ažman, a local mountain guide who started climbing in Debela Peč as a teenager.
Climbing in Debela Peč usually starts with a long ascent from Krma valley1; we decided to take an alternate approach across Pokljuka and reached the rockface via an almost abandoned hunting trail – an exciting experience by itself. We planned to climb one of the easiest routes (South-West Ridge, IV/III, 200 m) but quickly diverged from the plan and found a beautiful new line across a previously unclimbed pillar, adding proverbial icing to an already delicious cake.
The final touches of a beautiful day:
- Hiking to nearby Brda, another rarely visited peak, to experience another fantastic view of the rockface we climbed.
- Delicious lunch at Pr Jagru Inn in Zatrnik (a mandatory pit stop on the way from Pokljuka).
A much longer approach with elevation gain over 1200 m. ↩︎