Hiking through the icefalls is good hiking and ice climbing tour which take place during winter and you can try this either you are beginner or advanced in this activity. Very good icefalls for beginners are in the area of “Hrebienok” as “Záhradky”, icefall near “Zamkovského cottage” and “Grozsow icefall”. You can find some in Slovak Paradise as well (f.e. Suchá Belá, Kláštorná roklina, Letanovský mlyn).
Záhradky – 10 minutes away from Hrebienok on the way to the “Cold valley” turn left to the “Slavovský hrebeň”, one way with small object danger only 80 meters long, single descent or descending by rope, ice is in good 90 degrees and it requires good climbing technique
Zamkovského cottage – good icefall for training, it is on the way to the “Zámkovská chata”
Grozsow icefall – this icefall is in “Slavkovský štít” and it is 70 to 85 meters long, depends on the variant you choose, one or two lengths with small object danger, single descent or descending by rope, vertical icefall is in 70-80 degrees and there is very good chance for fixing
For those who are more demanding and are advanced in hiking through the icefall is the choice bigger and they can choose from various types of icefall such as “Alice in wonderland” in Bielovodska valley which is the most difficult. Then you can find in High Tatras these icefalls: “Bratislava icefall” in Javorova valley and “Sopeľ” in Velická valley.
Alice in wonderland – this icefall is in Bielovodska valley, there are two entries from Slovak and Poland side, both are 40 meters long, this is very difficult icefall only for very good and advanced icefall hikers, it is impossible to predict conditions, there might be falling snow or stones, there are different forms of fixing and ice has different quality, on the icefall are rappelling units and clenches
Sopeľ – icefall in Velicka valley, it has two lengths up to 90 meters, it is the most famous icefall on the right side of “Orlín”, there is small object danger and single descent or descending by rope, ice is in good 90 degrees and it requires good climbing technique
Bratislava icefall – we can find this icefall in Javorova valley and it has three lengths up to 85 meters, this icefall has a good fixing and there is everywhere rope on your way, one exposed place and an object danger on longer segment, ice is in good 90 degrees and it requires good climbing technique
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