Via ferrata Jerm`n (D/E) Slovenia

The short and sporty via ferrata Jerm`n can be a good introduction to the D/E grade for people already confident on D level via ferratas.

Summary

Grade: D/Eview topo
Vertical: 110m ferrata, 140m total
Time: 10min approach, 30min ferrata, 30min descent, 1h10min total
Access / Parking: 46.4846,13.8427Google Maps or any Android maps app
Start via ferrata: 46.4872,13.8419Mapy.cz or any Android maps app
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Map

Hvadnik Jerm`n via ferrata map

Access

Situated between Kranjska Gora and Mojstrana / Jesenice, we arrive in Gozd Martuljek on road 201. This settlement once called Rute is well connected with the nearby towns by a nice bike path, separated from car traffic.

Approach to start

The short approach starts at the paid parking lot near a sports ground and is well marked with signs. If you are camping at nearby Kamp Špik, you can start the approach on foot from there, with similar times.

The route

It starts with a proper vertical D segment. After it, you already have an emergency exit or continue and cross a suspension bridge before moving up on the next vertical section, which contains the slightly overhanging D/E segment. Keep in mind that you need good friction to advance on some segments, so avoid going up when the rock is wet, if possible.

Descent

Follow the marked trail back to start. If you go upwards from the end of the cable, you can reach the Brunarica Krmiše hut, situated on a meadow, a good place to take a break.

Good to know

  • It takes a couple of days for the route to dry out after rainfalls.
  • You can combine this route with the longer but easier Hvadnik via ferrata, in the nearby gorge.
  • Inaugurated in July 2019.

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