Kreuzspitze (Ötztal Alps)

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Kreuzspitze
Kreuzspitze 3457m.jpg
Summit cross (Gipfelkreuz) on the Kreuzspitze
Highest point
Elevation 3,457 m (11,342 ft)
Prominence 235 m (771 ft)
Isolation 4.9 kilometres (3.0 mi)
Parent peak Fineilspitze
Coordinates 46°48′59″N 10°52′13″E / 46.81639°N 10.87028°E / 46.81639; 10.87028Coordinates: 46°48′59″N 10°52′13″E / 46.81639°N 10.87028°E / 46.81639; 10.87028
Geography
Kreuzspitze is located in Austria
Kreuzspitze
Kreuzspitze
Austria
Location Tyrol, Austria
Parent range Ötztal Alps
Climbing
First ascent 1865 by Franz Senn and Cyprian Granbichler
Easiest route Via a marked path from the Martin Busch Hütte over the north ridge

The Kreuzspitze is a mountain in the Schnalskamm group of the Ötztal Alps. It is one of the tallest peaks in its area.

Access roads and normal climbing route[edit]

To access the mountain you walk from Vent in the direction of Martin Busch hut which is at 2501 meters above the sea. This is a walk up, and it is normally free of snow in the summer time. Plan between 4 and 5 hours from Vent to the summit. From the village to the hut you will need 2 to 3 hours.

Vent is at around 1900 meters above the sea level and it is accessible by car following a rather good road from Solden (Soelden, Sölden).

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