Hurlerspitze / Monte Corlo is a mountain close to the centre of the panoramic Gentersbergkamm / Cresta Ganda, a ridge, which stands in the middle of the horseshoe shaped Sarntal Alps / Monti Sarentini. Like its neighours, Hurlerspitze / Monte Corlo is not exactly among the highest mountains around but thanks to the location, it is an excellent lookout peak, a story the pictures on this page will confirm. In fact, everywhere on the Gentersbergkamm crest you have two view ranges: in the middle distance the mountains of the Sarntal Alps horseshoe form a circle around you while farther off the glaciated Stubai and Zillertal Alps are the second line of sight.
However, access is long. All trailheads are separated from the summits on the ridge by more than 1000m of elevation difference. Thus only few hikers attempt the traverse. Most either turn around at Durnholzer Jöchl or after reaching one of the endpoints of the ridge Karnspitz / Cima di Quaire in the north-east or Radelspitze / Cima Rodella in the south-west. The remainder (and main part) of the ridge remains solitary. Thus,
Hurlerspitze / Monte Corlo is never climbed alone but rather as part of the Gentersbergkamm-Traverse. The traverse, on the other hand,, takes a long day to complete and you will have to be on time for the bus which only at few times per day serves the section between Astfeld / Campolasta and Durnholz / Valdurna.
Hurlerspitze / Monte Corlo has a broad back which connects it to the remainder of the Gentersbergkamm Ridge. While on the north-western side a harmless slope goes down to Penser Tal / Val di Penes, on the south-eastern side a drop of 200m leads to a balcony, from which a similar slope goes down into Durnholzer Tal / Valdurna. Its connection to the north-eastern neighbour Gentersbergspitze / Monte dei Masi is a broad ridge, while to the south-east a big profound saddle separates it from Kollmannspitze / Monte Colma. From this saddle there are escape routes from the ridge into the valleys below though they are never used but in times of emergency. The reason is the dense vegetaion of dwarf pines, which covers the balcony underneath the summit, which is rather tough to bushwhack through.
360° Summit Panorama
Getting ThereThere are two reasonable trailheads for Hurlerspitze / Monte Corlo, one at Durnholz / Valdurna one in Pens / Penes, both in Sarntal / Val Sarentino
- Durnholz / Valdurna trailhead
- Take Brenner Motorway A22 to Bozen / Bolzano
- Drive through the city, following signs to Sarntal / Val Sarentino on SS508
- At Astfeld / Campolasta turn off onto SP137, direction Durnholz / Valdurna. You have to park outside the village and will be charged a fee of 3€.
- For Pens / Penes stay on SS508 until you reach the village. You can also reach the village from Sterzing / Vipiteno across Penser Joch / Passo di Penes (also SS508).
There is no red tape in this area. Except for a few sheep and goats the area is not used for farming. In Durnholz / Valdurna you will have to pay a fee of 3€ for parking.
Bozen / Bolzano
Maps & Books
- Digital Maps
- Regular Maps
- Sarntal/Val Sarentino
Kompass Map WK 056
- Brixen / Bressanone
Kompass Map WK 56
- Bozen / Bolzano
Kompass Map WK 54
- BOLZANO-RENON / BOZEN-RITTEN-TSCHÖGGLBERG
Tabacco Map 034
- MONTE SARENTINI / SARNTALER ALPEN
Tabacco Map 040
- Sarntal/Val Sarentino
Kompass Guidebook WF953
- Rund um Bozen