Jaskinia Ku Dziurze

Dziura


Useful Information

Location: Parking at the Droga Do Daniela 9, 34-500 Zakopane. 1 km walk up the Dolina ku Dziurze.
(49.271862449924875, 19.943134423659185)
Open: no restrictions.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=175 m, VR=40 m, A=1020 m asl.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Jaskinia Ku Dziurze, Tel: +48-, Fax: +48-,
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History


Description

Jaskinia Ku Dziurze (Ku Hole Cave) is known for a long time and was visited on a large scale in the first half of the 19th century. According to legend it was the hideout of Wojtek Mateja, the last Tatra robber. The entrance is 3 m wide and 2 m high, forming a semicircular hole, hence the cliff face above is called Ściany nad Dziurą (Wall over the Hole). The 100 m long and 52 m high limestone cliff is quite popular for rock climbing. There are about 20 climbing routes of II-IV degree on the UIAA (Tatra) difficulty scale.

The cave is a single passage with a second entrance on the other side. But this is hard to use, because it is a hole in the ceiling, we recommend to return to the entrance. The floor is littered with decaying beech leaves, and the clay and debris make walking in the cave difficult. Wear appropriate shoes, and bring at least two lamps.