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Multi-pitch climbing in Triglav: the face of Sphinx

Multi-pitch climbing in Triglav: the face of Sphinx | undefined

The Sphinx is a giant wall on the North Face of Mount Triglav, hosting the most demanding climbing routes in this peak. Join Matevz, an IFMGA mountain guide, for an extreme rock climbing adventure!

Julian Alps

1 Day

Jun - Sep

Very high



The face of Sphinx hosts the major rock climbing challenge you can possibly find at Mount Triglav (2864 m), the top of Slovenia.

The Sphinx is an overhanging pillar on the mythical North Face of Mount Triglav. Only reserved for advanced and courageous climbers, this extremely demanding route has a IX+/X  grade (in the UIAA grading system) and it’s 140 m high.   

You can climb it using technical equipment or you can also do free climbing. Either way, you should expect between 8 to 12 hours of climbing.

Besides, this programme includes a pre-tour that works as a training and physical preparation for this trip.

Would you like to venture on this challenging rock climbing route in Mt Triglav? Send me a request so we can start planning this together!

Please note that you can combine this trip with any other you wish and receive a discount. For some easier routes in the North Face of Triglav you can check this rock climbing trip in the Bavarian route.  Besides, you can ask about other non-mountain activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, skydiving, paragliding, kayaking, hot air ballooning and more!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Helmet, harness and climbing shoes are included in the price.


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What to bring: Hiking boots, comfortable clothes, backpack, water, and warm clothes.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I’m a certified IFMGA mountain guide and canyoning guide living in the small and famous town of Bled, in Slovenia.

I started rock climbing at the age of 5. From that time on, the mountains became my playground. During my childhood, I took part in many rock climbing competitions. When I was 12, my twin brother and I did our first multi-pitch climb on a 350 m wall.

By the age of 16, I started competing in ice climbing world cups and later on skydiving junior world cups. In fact, in 2008 I became the world champion at the UIAA Ice Climbing Overall Ranking in speed ice climbing.

I climbed in many different countries like Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, France and Italy. However, Slovenia is the place I like the most.

Among other significant achievements, I did the first winter ascent (from the bottom of the wall) in Sphinx, the most difficult route in the mythical North Face of Mt Triglav. Besides, I got the first place for males at the IFMGA International mountain guide climbing championship in 2017.

I like sharing moments with people, especially in mountains. Feel free to join me in the highest mountains, steepest walls and many other Alpine wonders. I’m flexible, so we can also research places in other countries worldwide. Deep canyons, emerald rivers, beautiful mountains, great people, a good laugh, you name it.

I look forward to meeting you!


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What people are saying about Matevz



We had an amazing time climbing with Matevz near Bled! He took us to his hometown crag and found us several routes that suited our skill level. Strongly recommended.



Stunning hike up Debela Pec with our guide Timotei from Altitude Activities. Everything was exactly as we hoped - super kind and friendly guide, beautiful scenery, fun hiking in the snow and a great traditional Slovenian lunch at the hut on the way down. Great experience!



Very nice team and trip! Maybe the group was a bit too large...



Amazing hike!! Enjoyed it a lot:D



We only had a small time in Bled and wanted a half day snow shoe tour. The company were very accommodating and were able to offer a shorter tour for us based around our needs. Very easy to book and communicate about where to meet etc. Our tour guide was great, very friendly and welcoming. He took the tour at our pace and we enjoyed the hike. Would highly recommend 👍🏽

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