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West sides of Koscielec and Zadni Koscielec are some of the sunniest climbing walls in Polish Tatras. Climbing season lasts from May to October here. Both mountains form a diagonal massive, which is 100 meters thick and 500 meters wide. The longest diagonal routes exceed 150 meters.

There are over 70 routes on both Koscielec among them many trad routes between grade VII and VIII, 3 sport routes and 6 aid routes. The best known and at the same time the most beautiful routes are:
28 Dziedzielewicza VI, winter classic
35 Komin Swierz VI, winter classic

Other very interesting routes:
16 Stanislawski III, winter classic
26 Okapy Jungera VIII+
33 Sprezyna VI+, winter classic
Skosne Directtissimy - Diagonal Directtissimas on both mountains offer varied and interesting climbing. In general routes on Zadni Koscielec are easier. Nonetheless they ensure an interesting adventure when joined with those on Koscielec.

From Gasienicowa Valley take green trail that leads through Czarny Staw (Black Tarn) or a blue trail from Zielony Staw (Green Tarn). Each of approaches takes around 1,15h from the Gasienicowy Hut to the foot of the mountain.

The easiest way is to follow black trail North to Przelecz Karb. Alternatively, you can abseil of spits and bolts along Gnojka route or Lobby route.

In winter approaches and descent routes are similar to those in summer. There could be a considerable avalanche risk when descending along black trail in winter.

A complete, double sided english language printout (32'x12') of this topo features:

-all the above information,
-all routes on the mountain with the indication of the best classics and modern hard core routes,
-general information about climbing and skiing in Tatra Mountains,
-a map of Tatras region,
-a map of the Gasienicowa Valley,
-lots of good tips.

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