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Multi-pitch climbing in Slovenia: the Cop Pillar

A 1-day trip to experience a challenging and desired rock climbing route in Triglav's north face: the Cop Pillar, together with Matevz, IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeJulian Alps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Cop Pillar (in Slovenian, Copov Steber) is one of the most famous rock climbing routes in the iconic north face of Mount Triglav (2864 m).

The first ascent on this route was achieved in 1945 by Joza Cop, a notable Slovenian alpinist. He attempted the route with his female friend Pavla Jesih, also a recognized climber. However, only Cop made it to the top and asked for rescue for him and his friend.

Nowadays, completing this demanding route is still considered an honor and a big challenge, reserved to the most seasoned climbers.

The route is 1000 m high and it’s considered grade VI+ in the UIAA grading system. It doesn’t have a direct access, so it’s necessary to take another route first, for example Skalaška.

The whole climb will take us between 8/12 hours.

Are you ready for a superb adventure in Mount Triglav’s most wanted climbing route? Send me a request so we can set a date for this trip! 

I offer many mountain programmes in this area, like a 2-day guided ascent to Mt Triglav. Please note that you can combine this trip with any other you wish and receive a discount. Besides, you can ask about other non-mountain activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, skydiving, paragliding, kayaking, hot air ballooning and more!


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



About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 598 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

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

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