Triglav, Čop Pillar

1-Day Tour, Vrata Valley to Vrata Valley

Every great alpine wall has its own best route that stands out either for its difficulty, beauty, or history and epic stories of its pioneers. The Čop Pillar Route is the greatest classic of the Julian Alps that remained the last unconquered route of the Triglav Pillar until the legendary climbers Joža Čop and Pavla Jesih finally succeeded in 1945. The route climbs up the central part of the central pillar of the Triglav North Face. Long and extremely precipitous, the route’s climbing difficulty reaches as much as six (VI) as it winds across the wild and vertical alpine world of the Triglav North Face. A grand tour reserved only for the most skillful and bold climbers.

Itinerary

After parking by the Aljaž Hut in the Vrata Valley, we walk along an easy trail underneath the great one-kilometer high and three-kilometer wide Triglav North Face, the most spectacular mountain face in Slovenia. We enter the wall fully equipped with the climbing gear and start an epic eight-hour journey up the vertical Čop Pillar, the central route in the Triglav Pillar. When we finally reach the top at the Kugy Ledge, we are rewarded with spectacular views of the vertical world up there. We descend down over the Čez Prag Route to arrive again at the Aljaž Hut.

Is This for Me?

Adventure Style

Alpine Climb | Climb | Conquer the most legendary routes in the Slovenian Alps! Eerie and spectacular in equal measure, the first impression is often theatrical in its perfection. Furthermore, the routes are considered classics among Alpine climbers.

Length and elevation gain

13 h, 1,569 m | 13-h tour; estimated 9.5-hour ascent, 3.5-hour descent. 1,569 meters of elevation gain.

Client to guide ratio

1 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 6. Guide ratio 1:1.

Age and experience requirements

18+, YES | Designed for climbers with good Alpine climbing experience.

Fitness level

Strenuous (5/5) | Designed for very fit travelers; 10+ hours per day.

Technical level

T5 | Designed for climbers with good Alpine climbing experience. Surfaces: the most demanding and extremely exposed walls, IV and above climbing with no safety cables.

What's included

  • Expert mountain guiding
  • Transportation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Fun

What's not included

  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non-outside group meals, snacks etc.)

Recommended equipment

Climbing gear.

Additional information

You can add an ascent of Triglav with an overnight stay in a mountain hut. In this case, the tour extends over two days.

An additional preparatory (test) tour required. The tour is done only on demand.

Please find more information on our tours in FAQ. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the tour or your suitability for it, please phone +386(0)31603225 or email info@exploringslovenia.com.

Availability And Enquiry

Currently there are no available dates for this tour.
Please contact us to arrange date for you.

Available extras

  • Tour preparation 300 € 8 video calls, 2 extra intro days
  • Pro equipment 100 €
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