Cima Ortles

Elevation (feet): 12,802
Elevation (meters): 3,902
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Ortler Alps
Latitude: 46.5167
Longitude: 10.55
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1804
First successful climber(s): Joseph Pichler and party,, by command of, Archduke John of Austria
Nearest major airport: Innsbruck, Austria, Venice, Italy
Convenient Center: Sulden, Italy

Cima Ortles is the highest peak in the Ortler Alps. Like many of the peaks in this compact range, Cima Ortles is well-glaciated and offers excellent snow and ice climbing routes from all directions.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 11 trip reports for Cima Ortles.

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  • Log #19817 - by Christine Theodorovics on Sep 27, 2006
    Impressive mountain. Has to stop about 70m under the summit in white out. Steep aschen, icy and adventorous descent. Great Austro-Swiss-Italian team!
  • Log #6015 - by Romolo Riboldi on Sep 24, 2003
    Climbed from Hintergrat route, descent on normal rote to Payer refuge. Weather perfect, not cold, on descent friend fall into crevasse, wrope hold him ! normal route is not so easy like I supposed !...
  • Log #6016 - by Adam Bielecki on May 01, 2002
    Via North Face
  • Log #6017 - by Adam on Dec 18, 2001
    North-face A difficult climb. Original lines are not the same anymore. The structure and condition of the upper ice-wall is different! Be careful
  • Log #6018 - by Stijn Willems on Nov 01, 2001
    Climbed Ertlweg with Peter Groenewegen. Went directly after summitting Northface to Payerhut. One week later: Went from Tabarettahut with Bram Groothuijsen via normalroute. Summitted and returned...
  • Log #6019 - by Daniel Marosffy on Aug 14, 2001
    Very nice, variable climb on the normal route. Starts with slightly exposed rock, then with a bit of klettersteig it reaches the snow that leads up to the summit. All together its about 3-4 hours...
  • Log #6020 - by Leto on Aug 13, 2001
    Nice mix climb, just don't forget to bring a piece of rope. We started from the Payer House.
  • Log #6021 - by Adriano Petrachi on May 08, 2001
    The Ortles solo by the normal route.
  • Log #6023 - by Uwe Hainlin on Oct 12, 1999
    Climb over Hintergrat. Lots of snow and a perfekt view form the top.
  • Log #6024 - by Juergen Wein on Sep 22, 1999
    Nice peak. Rocks, ice and a fantastic view.
  • Log #6025 - by Peter Groenewegen on Aug 17, 1999
    We climbed the north face