|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1865|
|First successful climber(s):||Franz Senn and Cyprian Granbichler|
|Nearest major airport:||Innsbruck|
Kreuzspitze is an easy peak in the Oetztaler Alps and probably the highest that can be climbed without glacier experience. There are two small glaciers on the mountain though. The 2 easiest routes on the mountain do not cross glaciers but cross snow- and icefields. From the summit many peaks can be seen, including the 2nd and 3rd highest of Austria.
normalroute: from Vent to Martin Busch Haus(2.5 hours relatively flat from Vent, 2501m/8,203ft), then NW easy to summit in 2.5 hours. the last part (over 3200m/ 10,500ft), ice fields and the final part easy rocks to the summit. this route is often done in summer season.
Also from the N side the mountain can be tackled slightly more difficult from the Hochjochhospitz: SW-ridge from the col between Kreuzkogel and Kreuzspitze. from Col:a scramble.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Kreuzspitze.
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- Log #22514 - by J. Vranjes on Sep 04, 2015I climbed Kreuzspitze from Vent. So this was a long tour and the height difference was far more than 1500 meters. Started at 7:45 AM, passed Martin Busch hut 1:40 minutes later, and I was on the...
- Log #14199 - by Andras Mantia on Sep 09, 2003We (my wife and I) were trying to find an easy, but high peak to climb in the Alps and Kreuzspitze seemed to be a good choice. This was the first time we were in the Alps, the equippement we had was...
- Log #14200 - by Eric Luyten on July 11, 2002Since I had a fit but unexperienced partner with me, we took advantage of a two-day period of very fine weather early in the season to walk from Vent to the Martin Busch hut on Wednesday, where we...
- Log #14202 - by Dirk Roþ on Sep 25, 2000nice way up from the seven springs ,easy climbing at the top other ways fom Linderhof