Multi-pitch climbing in Triglav: the face of Sphinx

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!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Julian Alps

People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified


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 per person

1 Person
1111 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
 Helmet, harness and climbing shoes are included in the price.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Extremely Fit
More info

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


About the 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!

FROM 1111 USD per person


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