Roetlspitz (Rötlspitz; Punta Rosa)

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Roetlspitz (Rötlspitz; Punta Rosa, 3026 m) is one of easy 3000ers in the area of the Stelvio Pass (2760 m). The mountain is located north of the pass on the Swiss side and can be climbed in about 2 hours from the Pass, with the hight difference of only 266 meters. Two other routes, from the north (from Sta. Maria in Munstertaal along Val Costainas) and from the north-east (from the village Trafoi), are lengthy walks. The approach from the Pass starts at the parking which is in Italy and the route goes over the Three-languages peak (Dreisprachen spitze, Cima Garibaldi, 2843 m) passing the Rifugio Garibaldi. There you are already in Switzerland and the route continues over a large plateau with some remnants of the battles from the WW1. In that area one goes partly counter-clockwise around the summit and the route enters the Italian teritory again for some time.

Elevation (feet): 9,928
Elevation (meters): 3,026
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Ortler Alps
Latitude: 46.53974
Longitude: 10.45916
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Innsbruck, Zurich
Convenient Center: Bormio

Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Roetlspitz (Rötlspitz; Punta Rosa).

  • Log #22403 - by J. Vranjes on Aug 23, 20133.00 stars
    From the car parking at the Stelvio Pass (2757 m) in about 90 minutes. Many people in the lower area, just a few on the summit. Simple walk at high altitude and the best view of Ortler.