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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
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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
2,716 m
1,405 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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Heidi Meier
Update: November 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
Krüzlistock, 2,716 m
Lowest point
Rueras, 1,405 m
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Safety information

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

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Start

Rueras (1,405 m)
Coordinates:
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2'700'283E 1'170'057N
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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.

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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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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
Highest point
2,716 m
Lowest point
1,405 m
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1600 m 1800 m
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