Ascent of Babia Góra on 2016-07-31

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Lee Newton -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Adrian Rayner
Pete Ellis
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Babia Góra
    Elevation:5653 ft / 1723 m

Ascent Trip Report

On the Slovakia Poland border and third and second most prominent respectively in the two countries. Good trail from east at road pass, ie the Polish side. Parking and park entry 'ticket' low cost and can be paid in euros. Can be busy on a summer holiday weekend.

After our Gerlach ascent we leave Slieszky Dom early morning and enjoy a sunny drive through Poland with its neat colourful buildings.

We park at the lower car park (N49.58779° E19.58548° 986m)a short walk from the trailhead car park at the saddle. Here we have to obtain a park entry permit, which we're able to do in euros (€1 each), as with the parking, as we have no Polish currency.

The red trail leads to the summit and is well made, and very popular. Initially quite steep steps and spruce plantation, with gradient easing and views opening as height is gained. A number of stone pillar boundary markers have been incorporated into the trail, with S and D on opposite faces. The summit is a pointed rock (N49.57320° E19.52967° 1713m) near to an old stone pillar which appears to represent the Polish / Slovakian border at the summit. 100m further west are 3 trigs, one at N49.57284° E19.52938° appears to also serve as a Poland / Slovakia border marker. The summit has a long wind shelter wall with a couple of dozen folk picnicking. 150m east of the official summit, beside our path is a pointed boulder xxxx which could be as high.

We're up in 1h45, spend 20 mins on top and descend in 1h20, passing many folk still ascending: there must be well over 100 people here today.

Babia Gora photo album

We head next for Velky Krivan.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2418 ft / 737 m
    Trailhead:3235 ft / 986 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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