Creasta Balaurului (Creasta Bucşoiului Mic) (Dragon's Ridge (Bucșoiul Mic Ridge)) 1A
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added by Ad Min la data de 02.10.2014
edited by Ad Rian la data de 12.03.2017

General characteristics


Classic grade: 1A
Type: Alpine route

 Creasta Balaurului vazută din nordul Morarului. Sursa foto: Rupi 
Recommended season: spring-autumn
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Summary

5 star routeRidgeTreesGrassLoose rocksRecommendedChain

Route description

At the entrance in the Morarul Valley, we stay on the right side of the valley. Once we exist the forest a small opening we turn right, towards the ridge. We knew that we had to turn right at the first opening in the woods that we encounter, before we get to pass by the prominent peak on the right, called Ţimbalul Peak.

Once we leave the opening we start to go up through thick vegetation, keeping constantly close to a valley which is not always obvious. It is a part of the route you need a little orientation skills. As we advance we leave behind the vegetation and the grassy slopes allow perspective all around. We were getting close to the line of the ridge, which was visible in between groups of pinus montana. The slopes before the ridge are vulnerable to avalanches in the winter, as they are pretty exposed.

As we reach the actual line of the ridge it proves it is not very ragged or exposed. The grassy parts are mixed with small rock formation that you can by-pass. We walked mostly on the sunny side of the ridge, the south, close to Moraru Valley. Sometimes we avoided areas populated by pines by going on the north side. Sometimes the trail is marked by small piles of stone resembling inuksuit, confirming you are on the right path.

There are several rock section there is some elementary rock climbing/rocky terrain, nothing that would need a rope. We continue on this up-down journey until we reach a grassy saddle announcing the end of the ridge. The peak in front of us is Omul Peak. We continue the grassy slope towards it and the hut laying on top of it.

Information source
Ioana Acsinia - http://flutureledepiatra.ro/2011/11/21/creasta-balaurului-creasta-bucsoiului-mic/

Access and retreat

Access route: Variant 1: Busteni city we walk towards Gura Diham Hut. here we continued the touristic marked trail towards Poiana Izvoarelor Hut. there on we continue on the Pichetul Rosu marked trail until the first crossroads of trails. here we turn left, abandoning the marked touristic trail, heading for the entrance to Moraru Valley.

At the entrance in the valley a symbol indicated that we should keep the right part of the valley.

As we walk on the right side of the valley, just before the end of the forest, an opening in the woods announced that we should turn right towards the Țimablul Peak. We ascend the valley populated by vegetation. An alternate entrance would be to continue on th Moraru Valley until it makes the first turn left, you should catch a grassy suspended path which leads to the saddle which connects Timbalul Peak to the rest of the ridge. here on you go up on the barely profile valley until you reach a pinus montana group before the actual ridge.
Retreat route: the Omul Hut you can choose several rutes for decent. The most obvious examples would be the Moraru Valley (it is not a marked touristic trail, as there are several rock obstacles of small difficulty) or Cerbul Valley (marked touristic trail). Both of them lead back to Busteni city.

Topo

Topo

Creasta Balaurului (Creasta Bucşoiului Mic)

Pictures


Creasta Balaurului vazută din nordul Morarului. Sursa foto: Rupi

Discover more about this route from those who have climbed it


Diaries


  • 09.07.2017 Alex A.
  • 21.05.2017 Ionut
  • 17.06.2012 Daniel Toader

Creasta Balaurului vazută din nordul Morarului. Sursa foto: Rupi

User who climbed the route


Lepich  - 21.07.2019, Vara
Andrei Badea - 10.11.2018, Vara
Sherpa Scufi - 03.10.2018, Vara
Scufita  - 03.10.2018, Vara
Sherpa Scufi - 30.09.2018, Vara
Sherpa Scufi - 27.11.2016, Iarna
Adrian Scurtu - 29.10.2016
Alexander Edelweiss - 18.06.2016, Vara
Lucian Apostu - 18.10.2015, Vara
Ad Rian - 13.09.2015
Sherpa Scufi - 13.09.2015
Andrei Badea - 15.02.2014, Iarna
Victor Anica - 08.09.2013, Vara
Andrei Badea - 08.09.2013, Vara
Lucian Apostu - 25.04.2013, Iarna
Ad Rian - 22.10.2011, Vara
Andrei Badea - 11.07.2011, Vara
Eugen Popescu - 01.08.1980, Vara
Cristian Popescu - 01.01.1900, Vara

Discover route videos made by those who have climbed it


Video - Carpe Diem - 23.09.2017

Video - Vlad Isac - 12.11.2015

Map



Access route: Variant 1: Busteni city we walk towards Gura Diham Hut. here we continued the touristic marked trail towards Poiana Izvoarelor Hut. there on we continue on the Pichetul Rosu marked trail until the first crossroads of trails. here we turn left, abandoning the marked touristic trail, heading for the entrance to Moraru Valley.

At the entrance in the valley a symbol indicated that we should keep the right part of the valley.

As we walk on the right side of the valley, just before the end of the forest, an opening in the woods announced that we should turn right towards the Țimablul Peak. We ascend the valley populated by vegetation. An alternate entrance would be to continue on th Moraru Valley until it makes the first turn left, you should catch a grassy suspended path which leads to the saddle which connects Timbalul Peak to the rest of the ridge. here on you go up on the barely profile valley until you reach a pinus montana group before the actual ridge.
Retreat route: the Omul Hut you can choose several rutes for decent. The most obvious examples would be the Moraru Valley (it is not a marked touristic trail, as there are several rock obstacles of small difficulty) or Cerbul Valley (marked touristic trail). Both of them lead back to Busteni city.

Equipment


Creasta Balaurului vazută din nordul Morarului. Sursa foto: Rupi

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