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Normal ascent

Normal ascent

Normal ascent

Page Type: Route

Location: Dolomites, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.59340°N / 11.82310°E

Object Title: Normal ascent

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Walk-up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Aug 12, 2004 / Mar 7, 2006

Object ID: 161802

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The estimated time required is meant if one would start on a road or at the upper station of a cable-car. If you start in Rif. Puez, 2475m, the ascent will take you 1h 30min.

For the ascent to Rif. Puez, see the main page and the Geisler-Puez Subgroup page.

Route Description

Western and Eastern Puezspitze
Eastern Puez Spitze

From Puez hut we go westwards by the Dolomiten Hohenweg (Dolomites High Route), but immediately deter right, upwards towards Col de Puez (NW direction). Over grassy slopes we reach a south shoulder of Col de Puez, go by its ridge upwards (towards N) and reach the upper saddle, just below the hill. Now our marked path starts crossing south and western slopes of Col de Puez. The path is narrow, on a few places unpleasant (hard debris doesn't enable to find good steps), leading horizontally on the broad sadlle between Eastern Puezspitze and Col de Puez (2630m). Here the steep part of ascent begins. The marked path goes in many terms left of screes upwards, touches the edge of south vertical drops, but leads us without problems. On the upper part the path is steep, finally we reach the notch just below the summit. Northern horizons open. The right summit is lower, so we turn left and in a few minutes reach the summit of Eastern Puezspitze.

To continue the crossing towards Western Puezspitze would be by my estimation hard. The summit of Eastern Puezspitze is falling vertically to the notch between both summits.

We return by the same route - but - don't miss very pleasant screes, which can take you some 200m down towards the saddle. So the descent is fast and joyful!

Essential Gear

Good shoes, sticks.

Overall grading (by hiking standards)

The grading here is only for the tour from Puez hut:

0. General: from 2475m (Puez hut) to 2913m (summit), exposition SE, marked, steep path.
1. Effort: 450m, 1h 30min,
2. Power: 1 - no difficulties,
3. Psyche: 2 - easy,
4. Orientation: 1 - no difficulties.

Miscellaneous Info

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