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Rock climbing in the Cop Pillar, Triglav north face

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Nejc, IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 1-day trip to a legendary rock climbing route in Slovenia: the Cop Pillar, in Mount Triglav.

Julian Alps

1 Day



Come with me for one day of rock climbing in the north face of Mt Triglav. This time, we'll take a demanding climbing route: the Cop Pillar. 

This is a legendary climbing route in Slovenia. In fact, it's a masterpiece of Pavla Jesih and Jože Čop, two Slovenian alpinists.

Even though the equipment and physically fitness have improved over the years, climbing the middle pillar of Triglav's wall is still considered a big challenge.

For this trip, we'll reach the foot of the face by hiking for almost 2 hours from Vrata Valley. Then, we'll approach the pillar by taking the Skalaška route.

The Cop Pillar route has a V–VI difficulty on the UIAA grading system.

Please, contact me if you want to join me for this amazing climbing trip in the north wall of Triglav. It will be a rewarding experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • Grade: VI+, V–VI
  • Route height: 450 m, the entire face: 1,000 m
  • Equipment required: basic mountaineering and climbing equipment

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Mountains have been a part of my life since childhood. I started doing more serious mountaineering expeditions at the end of high school after successfully completing all levels of mountain climbing courses. In the last 10 years, I have been at least on one expedition every year. I climbed in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, the USA, Scotland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, France, Swiss, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal.

I completed my training as a mountaineering guide and became a full member of the IFMGA family.

I enjoy climbing both Slovenian and foreign mountains.

Some of my most unforgettable and also the most successful routes:

Tsoboje - Slovenian direct (2021)
Kang Ri - East pillar (2013)
Janak - Blue racer (2012)
K7 West - The dreamers of the golden caves (2011)

The route I climbed on K7 West was rewarded with Piolet d’or recognition for mountaineering achievements in the world.

If you want to climb the north face of Triglav (Slovenia’s highest mountain) or any other walls in Slovenia, please contact me. I also enjoy guiding ski trails in winter in the Julian Alps.


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What people are saying about Nejc



What a great day with Nejc! It may have been white out conditions with clouds but the climb and summit was amazing! Nejc was a joy to climb with and an incredible guide! Picked me up and we headed out to the park. He has so much experience as an elite alpinist and a great personality. Would love to climb again with him! Highly recommend Nejc and this trip.



I'm very happy and privileged to get to climb Matterhorn together with Marija. As a guide myself, I very much appreciate the chance to meet someone as experienced and knowledgeable as her, and to be able to gather knowledge. She's positive, humble and trustworthy, and I hope to do many more advanced climbs with her. Great guide, great trip. Thank you!



Andrej is not extremely talkative but everything he said was gold. I hope to learn more from him, and it would be a great gift to humanity if he wrote some of his little stories in a little book.



Marija is a very good and experienced guide. I will definately choose to go with Marija again.



Marija was professional and showed great patience and fitness. This all culminated in a successful ascent of the Matterhorn. I would recommend her.

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