One of the lesser-known peaks, but even more beautiful ascents, is the Tatra peak called Bradavica with an altitude of 2476 m. It lies in a side ridge, which extends from the peak Východná Vysoká between Velická and Veľká Studená dolina. With a height of 2476 meters, it is the highest peak of this ridge, which branches here into the branches forming the massif of Slavkovský štít and Velické granáty.
Bradavica has four peaks, their shape owes its name (Bradavica literally means “wart”). In Slovak nomenclature, each peak is denoted by the point of the compass on which it is located. Among them is Sedlo Bradavíc.
Several ascent routes lead to the top of Bradavica and the ascent begins at Sliezsky dom, continues under a part called Večný dážď and further through the Velická valley below Kvetnicový žľab, we continue under Rohatá veža, from there to the saddle between the Bradavica peaks and to its main peak.
The descent leads to a saddle Opálové sedlo and through the traverse of the wall Opálová stena to the Velická valley.
Total Ascent: 800 m
Duration: 6-8 hours
The most challenging ascent leads through the Zvodná lávka and the most beautiful, but also the most challenging ascent is the ridge from Východná Vysoká, through Kupola, Westerov štít to the top of Bradavica.
The descent leads through the traverse of Rohatá veža and around the wall Opálová stena.
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