The ascent to Satan 2432 meters above sea level is not one of the technically demanding ascents, but there is no marked hiking trail leading to it. It is a sought-after and popular hike also thanks to the beautiful views that are offered from the top.
Satan is the highest peak in the ridge Hrebeň bášt and has two almost equally high peaks – north and south. It’s separated from Čertov hrb in the massif Diabloviny by Satanovo sedlo and from Predná bašta by Sedlo nad Červeným žľabom. The ridge divides the Mlynická and Mengusovská valleys.
The hike to the top of Satan begins at Štrbské Pleso, from where we continue to Skok Waterfall and higher to Mlynická dolina. We walk around Pleso nad Skokom and for about an hour we continue along the marked trail in the direction of Bystrá lávka to Zadná Poľana to tarns Volie plieska. At this point, we turn off the hiking trail and head under the west wall of the Satan massif. From this place, already tied to a rope, we traverse the individual grooves and walls and ascend to the ridge and the top of Satan.
Total Ascent: 1070 m
Duration: 6 – 8 hours
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