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Piz Barghis
Ringelspitz - Gigerwaldsee.jpg
The north side the Ringelspitz with the Gigerwaldsee
Highest point
Elevation 3,248 m (10,656 ft)
Prominence 844 m (2,769 ft) [1]
Isolation 29.8 km (18.5 mi) [2]
Parent peak Tödi
Listing Canton high point
Coordinates 46°53′58.95″N 9°20′39″E / 46.8997083°N 9.34417°E / 46.8997083; 9.34417Coordinates: 46°53′58.95″N 9°20′39″E / 46.8997083°N 9.34417°E / 46.8997083; 9.34417
Ringelspitz is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden/St. Gallen, Switzerland
Parent range Glarus Alps
Mountain type Limestone

The Ringelspitz (also known as Piz Barghis) is a mountain of the Glarus Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen and Graubünden. Reaching a height of 3,248 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit in the canton of St. Gallen. It is split between three municipalities: Pfäfers (St. Gallen), Trin and Tamins (Graubünden).

The Ringelspitz is the culminating point of a range, about 12 kilometres long, running from west to east and diverging from the main chain of the Glarus Alp between Piz Sardona and Piz Segnas. The massif separates the Calfeisen valley in canton St. Gallen from the Rhine valley near Flims. The north side of the mountain consists of nearly 2,000 metre-high precipitous cliffs overlooking the Gigerwaldsee (1,335 m).

The Ringelspitz seen from the Calanda (east side)

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Panix Pass (2,404 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is east of the Bifertenstock.

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