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Ski tour – Kreuzspitze

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  • Skitour Kreuzspitze - Blick auf den Scheinberg
    / Skitour Kreuzspitze - Blick auf den Scheinberg
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Skitour Kreuzspitze
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Sebastian Heckelmiller
  • / Skitour Kreuzspitze
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Ammergauer Alpen GmbH
  • / Skitour Kreuzspitze - Gipfelaufstieg
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
  • / Skitour Kreuzspitze - Gipfel
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
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Spektakuläre Ausstiegsroute - das steile Nordkar macht bei Pulverschnee süchtig
difficult
Distance 6.4 km
3:00 h
1,128 m
1,127 m
2,156 m
1,048 m
The Kreuzspitze is one of the most popular mountain skiing destinations in the Ammergau Alps. The steep North corrie is a fantastic place to ski if there is powdery snow. The climb is, however, extremely strenuous and steep with very few areas of level terrain. It should only be attempted in good weather conditions and by experienced skiers.

Author’s recommendation

Nach der Tour wartet das Heißwasserbecken des Erlebnisbad WellenBerg in Oberammergau auf Ihren Besuch. Bei traumhafter Kulisse lässt es sich hier im 34Grad warmen Becken bestens entspannen.

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Author
Sebastian Heckelmiller
Update: January 12, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,156 m
Lowest point
1,048 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Please always observe the avalanche report : www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de

Tips and hints

Prospektmaterial ansehen und/oder bestellen

Start

Parking bay Neualmgries (1,066 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.540397, 10.899467
DMS
47°32'25.4"N 10°53'58.1"E
UTM
32T 642943 5266967
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Destination

Kreuzspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking bay on the road, start by retracing your steps for a few metres until you reach the cutting which leads down from the mighty North corrie of the Kreuzspitze. There are often a few cars parked at the side of the road. Climb down to the stream, which you cross before proceeding through a wood and into the cutting leading to the corrie of the Kreuzspitze. Your route continues up to the right of the corrie and ascends steeply to the western ridge of the Kreuzspitze, which is covered with mountain pine, and on to the summit slope. From here, you normally need to continue to the summit on foot (rocky routes). If conditions are very good, it is even possible to access the summit slope by ski (approx. 40 degrees).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

no public transport

Getting there

From Oberammergau/Ettal over Graswang to Linderhof in direction Plansee.
Village: Graswang
Starting point: On the road towards Plansee, by the boarder sign (U-turn with parksite, ca. 1080 m).

Parking

Parkplatz Stock (Sommer), Graswangtal

 

 

Coordinates

DD
47.540397, 10.899467
DMS
47°32'25.4"N 10°53'58.1"E
UTM
32T 642943 5266967
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie im Onlineshop der Ammergauer Alpen GmbH unter www.ammergauer-alpen.de/onlineshop oder in den Tourist-Informationen vor Ort.

Equipment

For beautiful ski touring in the Ammergauer Alps we recomend the following equipment:
  • Backcountry Skis  or Snowboard
  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Snow Shovel
  • Poles
  • Climbing Skins
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Headlamp / Flashlight
  • Food
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Long Underwear
  • Tops / Bottoms (synthetic)
  • Gaiters
  • Fleece
  • Pants
  • Fleece
  • Vest
  • Outer Shell
  • Pants
  • Gloves / Mittens
  • Synthetic Outer Socks

Questions and answers

Question from Thomas Brodocz  · April 15, 2021 · Community
Hallo, war die Tage jemand oben? Wie lässt sich der Westrücken gehen und wie sind die Schneeverhältnisse im Nordkar? Sind oben Steigeisen empfehlenswert?
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Question from Andreas Kölsch · November 03, 2020 · Community
Lässt sich die Kreuzspitze im Winter auch mit Schneeschuhen besteigen?
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Rating

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Thorsten Unseld
March 09, 2015 · Community
Ein absolutes Highlight in Oberbayern. Der Schlussanstieg ist spektakulär genauso wie der Gipfelblick auf Wetterstein und Lechtaler Alpen.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1,128 m
Descent
1,127 m
Highest point
2,156 m
Lowest point
1,048 m
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