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Piz Calderas

 
Piz Calderas

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Grisons / Graubünden, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.53625°N / 9.69586°E

Object Title: Piz Calderas

Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 11145 ft / 3397 m

 

Page By: Mathias Zehring, Cyrill

Created/Edited: Feb 27, 2008 / Jul 4, 2010

Object ID: 384040

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Overview

Piz Calderas 3397m is the highest mountain in the Jenatsch area. He is in the vicinity of the Jenatsch hut 2652m in Albula Group of Rhaetian Alps. Piz Calderas is close by the Julier mountain pass and the villages Sur and Mulegns. Additional is Piz Calderas the neighbor of Piz d'Err.

To the south of the summit you find the glacier "Vadret Calderas" and to the north the "Vadret d'Err" - just a little and harmless glacier. Piz Calderas is a popular mountain in summer as well as in spring with ski.

Jenatsch hut serves well as basis for the climb. The parkings at the road over Julier pass provide a high starting point, so there is not too much ascent.
 
Piz Calderas 3397m
Piz Calderas 3397m

Route & Difficulty

Summer route:

Jenatsch hut 2652m - Vadret Calderas - south flank - Piz Calderas

Difficulty: WS (PD)

Alternative route:

The southwest ridge: Basis is the village Sur, afterwards to Tga d'Meir and las Calderas. At a level of 2700m you achieved the southwest ridge

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Ski tour route:

Jenatsch hut 2652m - Vadret Calderas - south flank - Piz Calderas

Difficulty: WS (PD) ¦ Route 454a ¦ 750 metres in altitude

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Online maps for Switzerland:

www.mapplus.ch - this link leads directly to Piz Calderas

Map Search - Online Maps


Accommodations

Jenatsch hut 2652m (Chamanna Jenatsch) - Link: www.chamannajenatsch.ch

Fastest gateway to the Jentsch hut is the Julier pass road, start @ La Veduta 2237m, parking there. From there it is 3,5 h walk, crossing Fuorcla d'Agnel pass (2983m)

 
Jenatsch Hut 2652m
Jenatsch Hut 2652m


Getting There

By public transport:

SBB & RHB-railway from Chur to village Tiefencastel. Change to the yellow post bus to Savognin, Bivio and to the bus stop La Veduta 2337m (guesthouse).

Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule


By car:

From Chur to the village Tiefencastel. Forward to villages Savognin, Bivio and to parking @ La Veduta 2337m on the Julier pass.


Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch



Weather, climate and snow conditions in Switzerland

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology

Weather SFDRS

Meteo News.ch

Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch

Links

Switzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com

Gisons Tourism: www.graubünden.ch

Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch

In Memory of Cyrill Rüegger

 
Top of Piz Calderas 3397m
Cyrill on Piz Calderas

Cyrill Rüegger, the creator of this page, died on June 13th 2009 in an avalanche on the summit ridge of Piz Palü together with his wife Tanja and a common friend. They were swept down by the avalanche into a couloir underneath the east summit and died instantly. Their bodies were retrieved from the Palü Glacier by helicopter a day after the accident.

Cyrill joined SP in March 2006 and soon was one of the most prolific contributors on the site with almost 70 mountain and 5 range pages to his profile. He was an accomplished climber, bagging almost 1000 summits in not quite seven years. Among them are 35 4000ers and 272 3000ers, almost all of them in his home country Switzerland.

While contributing a lot on SP, Cyrill's real internet home was www.hikr.org where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on www.bergsteigen.at and other climbing sites, often under his real name but also under the pseudonym Digitalis. He was a botanist by profession and also contributed his knowledge about medical plants to different websites. Cyrill will be greatly missed by all.

This page will be kept in honour of Cyrill, one of SP's most prolific members and most active mountaineers.

Images

Piz Calderas 3397m (left) and Piz d\'Err 3378m (right)Piz d\'Err 3378m & Piz Calderas 3397mPiz d\'Err 3378m & Piz Calderas 3397mPiz CalderasAlbula AlpsPiz CalderasPiz Calderas 3397m
Jenatsch Hut 2652mTop of Piz Calderas 3397mPiz Calderas 3397mPiz Calderas SE flankPiz Calderas 3397mPiz d\'Err 3378m & Piz Calderas 3397m