Škrlatica Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Škrlatica that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Škrlatica, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
August 19, 2018
Joanna from United Kingdom
We ascended Škrlatica on 4/08/2018 from Aljažev Dom. It is worth getting there early, especially during the summer season, as the parking fills up quickly and it might be difficult to find a spot later in the day. Besides, an early start will ensure cooler weather and crowd-free trail. In the beginning, the path leads through the forest and it is steep from the outset with various size rocks along the way, yet it is not difficult. After a couple of hours, Bivouac IV comes into view (on the left). From there we went over a scree and we approached a pasture. The trail goes down for a short while and momentarily it rises up again. There is a huge rock right before the final approach, where people leave rucksacks, hiking poles etc. A helmet is useful as occasionally rocks are falling down. The route up is secured in places but ferrata kit is not necessary (unless one needs extra protection). Some sections are exposed and the route provides a great opportunity to admire views of Julian Alps. On the top, there is a cross and a metal box with the book where one's climbing notes can be recorded. To descent follow the same route down.
June 04, 2010
John from United Kingdom
Easy access via car to a car park, 500m walk to start of route at the chapel in a clearing near the mountain hut.
The start was hardest part in the dark. Find the wide track and continue up this easily to a small bivouac hut. From here path is easy and spectacular until the summit rocks. Follow the aids, wires and staples until the summit ridge is reached. Turn left and follow the path plus easy scrambles to the huge summit cross. Descend the same way - 5hours up and 2.5 hrs down - I was 54yrs old and this was a superb mountain, better than Triglav - I met 2 people on the way down. Start early to keep cool and enjoy fantastic dawn views of Triglav.