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Krüzlistock

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  • Der Gipfel ist in Sicht
    / Der Gipfel ist in Sicht
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Einsamer Aufstieg
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  • / Hütte im Val MIlar, unser Pausenplatz
    Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
  • / Aufschwung hinter der Hütte
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  • / Blick ins Reusstal
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  • / Gipfelhang
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  • / Gipfelgrat
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  • / Gipfelkreuz an Ostern
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  • / Einsame Abfahrt
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Make your way up to a spectacular peak through a secluded valley.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
3:30 h
1,280 m
1,280 m
At the train stop or the car park in Rueras, the skiers can already click on their skis and head north past the mountain pasture huts in Pardatsch into the Val Milar. The trail slopes gently upward. Halfway up, we reach the hut at Paliu Cotschna, where we take a break, leaning against the warm walls of the hut and gathering strength for the short but steep ascent above the hut. At the height of winter, we're happy that someone has already cleared a trail through the snow and in spring we mustn't forget the crampons. A flat section is followed by a few steep turns until we reach the pass where we take a break. We now follow the narrow, partially snow-covered ridge to the summit. We have to climb up the rock a bit at the very end. There's not much room at the summit cross so we make ourselves as comfortable as possible and enjoy the magnificent view down to the depths of the valley. Our descent follows the ascent route in a southwest and southerly direction. We frequently turn around to admire our fresh tracks in the snow.

Author’s recommendation

And if walking along the exposed peak ridge is too daring for you, you still have a great view from the winter peak north of the gap.
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Author
Heidi Meier
Update: December 02, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Krüzlistock, 2,716 m
Lowest point
Rueras, 1,405 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

The ascent behind the hut requires careful assessment. The peak ridge is very exposed.

Tips and hints

Fahrplan: www.sbb.ch

 

Start

Rueras (1,405 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'700'283E 1'170'057N
DD
46.674206, 8.749271
DMS
46°40'27.1"N 8°44'57.4"E
UTM
32T 480822 5168991
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Destination

Krüzlistock

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park and train stop, we start our ascent in a northerly direction into the Val Milar. Below the Mittelplatten, we keep to the right, the summit is already visible.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn from Sedrun or from Andermatt to Rueras

Getting there

By car from Sedrun to Rueras

Parking

Parking at the western end of the village. (free)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'700'283E 1'170'057N
DD
46.674206, 8.749271
DMS
46°40'27.1"N 8°44'57.4"E
UTM
32T 480822 5168991
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

swisstopo 256 S

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Heidi Meier
February 25, 2021 · Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Bei diesen hohen Temperaturen muss man wieder früh unterwegs sein. Am besten um 7Uhr ab Rueras, dann erwischt man feinsten Firn von zuoberst bis zuunterst.
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When did you do this route? February 25, 2021
Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus
Photo: Heidi Meier, Sedrun Disentis Tourismus

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,280 m
Descent
1,280 m
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