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🇸🇮 Vratca above Češka koča

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Vratca (Doors) is a prominent rock pillar above Češka koča (Czech Hut) with a great view of the surrounding mountains. The last bit of the trail is well-protected Via Ferrata through a crumbling gully – a helmet is highly recommended.

At a glance

Difficulty
Easy hike from Češka koča followed by a short well-protected climb though a crumbling gully
Altitude
1802 m
Average time
Ascent:
Descent:
Total:
Elevation gain
800 m
Coordinates
Start: 46.384607,14.536531
Peak: 46.370450,14.528218

Starting point Hiking map Download GPX file

In a Nutshell

  • From Češka Koča follow the signs for Kočna/Grintovec
  • Take the first fork toward Vratca (later sign: Stara Pot/old way). It’s much better to take this trail on the way up.
  • Follow the waymarks across loose rocks and precarious scree.
  • Enjoy the (semi)climbing experience through the gully and try not to trigger a rockslide.
  • Follow an exposed trail to the top.
  • Enjoy the view!
  • On the way back, follow the most obvious path across the scree – it’s better to deal with loose gravel than rocks on the way down.

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Map of the Route

The map shows the path we took as recorded by the GPS receiver. Never trust a GPS track; rely on your senses and maps.