Ascent of Kreuzspitze on 2015-08-09
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, August 9, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||7169 ft / 2185 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA third pre-lunch ascent of a family holiday to Tirol. The Kreuzspitze was a little further to drive from our hotel than my first two peaks but we are in the middle of an incredible heatwave and I wanted an ascent that would be in the shade for most of the way up (I started at 06.50, had I started at 6 I would have had full shade, but the 80% I had was sufficient). Like many in the area, the path started in cool forest, exited into an area of dwarf pine mixed with scree (talus) and ended in a rocky limestone scramble. The path 241 was simple to follow and needs no description. The parking is a bit limited, arrive early on summer weekends. It is just over the German-Austrian border at the bottom of a little hairpin curve east of the Ammersattel. After 100m or so it crosses a wide riverbed with no markings but keep going straight and a sign opposite will become apparent sooner rather than later. The scrambling on the top section was rather mild and short, and the rock fairly sound (especially in comparison to some of the peaks to the southeast). A helmet is nevertheless always advisable as there were sections where a party higher up could knock rocks onto one below.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3534 ft / 1077 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 11 km|
| Route:||Path 241|
| Trailhead:||Parking just east of Ammersattel 3635 ft / 1107 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||2 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Lee Newton
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