Watzespitze

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Watzespitze
WatzespitzeFromE.jpg
Watzespitze from the East
Highest point
Elevation 3,533 m (11,591 ft)
Prominence 491 m (1,611 ft)
Parent peak Hochvernagtspitze (Wildspitze)
Coordinates 46°59′22″N 10°47′44″E / 46.98944°N 10.79556°E / 46.98944; 10.79556Coordinates: 46°59′22″N 10°47′44″E / 46.98944°N 10.79556°E / 46.98944; 10.79556
Geography
Watzespitze is located in Austria
Watzespitze
Watzespitze
Austria
Location Tyrol, Austria
Parent range Ötztal Alps
Climbing
First ascent 29 Sep 1869 by Alois Ennemoser
Easiest route East glacier route from the Kaunergrat Hütte (UIAA-II)

The Watzespitze or Waze (3,533m) is the highest mountain in the Kaunergrat group of the Ötztal Alps. It is located in Tyrol, Austria. The mountain has two summits, the main summit and the south summit at 3,503m. It is located between the valleys of Kaunertal in the east and Pitztal in the west. The mountain is a challenging climb due to its hanging glaciers and steep ridges.[1]

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Watzespitze as seen from the west from the Glockturm ridge
Watzespitze from the northeast, with the Kaunergrathütte