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Description 

The Tatra Mountains lie to the south of Poland. The range runs along the border with Slovakia. The stone is a blocky type of granite, somewhat similar to that of the Tetons. The Tatra's are often referred to as the "biggest, little mountains in Europe". This is evident by the serious nature of the climbing and the routes. Most of the faces require long approaches and that leads to some long days. Climbing here really gives one a feeling of adventure and solitude. The Tatras are all national park and hiking off designated trails is prohibited. As of my last visit, one had to be a member of a climbing organization (AAC, etc...) and have proper proof, in order to hike off trail.

Getting There 

The closest major city is Krakow, which lies to the north. To access the mountains from the Polish side, one must pass through the beautiful mountain town of Zakopane. From here, it is possible to depart for the mountains or any of the huts in the area.

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Weather station 25.5 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Tatra Mountains
Pitch 4

Filar Staszla 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Poland : ... : Granaty
While Pitch 4 may be the crux with the highest grade of climbing, the elements and the exhaustion factor will get to you. With a two hour approach and another one hour top off plus another two hours back to base camp, you're in for a full day of climbing.Pitch 1: II (5.3), III (5.5), II (5.3)Pitch 2: II (5.3)Pitch 3: IV (5.6), III (5.5)Pitch 4: V (5.8), IV (5.6), V (5.8)Pitch 5: scramble and traversePitch 6: III (5.5) loose rock warning!!Pitch 7: III (5.5)Pitch 8: II (5.3)Pitch 9: II (5.3)Pitch ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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One of the many mountain lakes. Kościelec (2,...
One of the many mountain lakes. Kościelec (2,...
Smaller mainly climbers shelter. 25 PLN or 8 USD a...
BETA PHOTO: Smaller mainly climbers shelter. 25 PLN or 8 USD a...
Approaching the shelter after a two hour hike in.
Approaching the shelter after a two hour hike in.
Main dining hall of biggest shelter.
BETA PHOTO: Main dining hall of biggest shelter.
Trail marker. All trails are well marked and many ...
BETA PHOTO: Trail marker. All trails are well marked and many ...
Smaller climbers only shelter. No bar but a firepl...
BETA PHOTO: Smaller climbers only shelter. No bar but a firepl...

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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Jul 2, 2010
actually there's a very good guide book that covers the range in five languages including english. Published in 02. Horolezecky Sprievdca written by Robert Galfy and Alexander Luczy.. You can buy it in Poprad. Great mountains and very tough. Like Chamonix but without the glaciers and lifts.
By michal ridzon
Mar 27, 2013
new guide

Hello everyone.
There is newer and free internet guide for the Slovak part of Vysoké Tatry. The webguide is been updated on (almost) "daily basis". It meens that when the first ascent is done and climbers are kind to send info, these info is published on web right away. I recently added two roots from the above mentioned webpage to the mountainproject.
We have published the book guide as well, you can look it up on the same web page.