Elferspitz / Cima Undici

Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Lat/Lon: 46.77632°N / 10.48754°E
Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation: 9600 ft / 2926 m

Overview

View from Reschner Alm towards Elferspitz / Cima UndiciElferspitz above Reschensee as seen from Reschner Alm

Elferspitz / Cima Undici is the highest summit of the Seeboden subgroup of the Sesvenna Group. Together with Zehnerkopf / Cima Dieci and Zwölferkopf / Cima Dodici it forms the central part of the sundial of the hamlet of Rojen in upper Vinschgau / Val Venosta. Thanks to the fact, that the neighbouring Rusenna Group also is lower in its entirety, Elferspitz is one of the best lookout spots in the whole area. Consequently it is very popular and there'll be quite a lot of traffic on the southern ascent route, which runs through the Haiderscharte Saddle. The northern route is less popular since part of it is hidden between Grubenkopf and Zehnerkopf and since the north face of Elferspitz / Cima Dieci is very steep but brittle.
Elferspitz / Cima UndiciE
Elferspitz / Cima UndiciSE
Zehnerkopf (2726m), Elferspitz (2926m), Zwölferkopf (2783m)N

The popularity of this near-3000er is due to the fact that two lifts lead up to its base so that the first 500m can be skipped. Moreover these lifts are connected by a panoramic trail, one of the most popular of the region, which offers perfect views across Reschensee / Lago di Resia towards the Ötztal Allps in the east. Both routes are far from difficult but deter some would-be ascensionists with their exposure on brittle rock.
Piz S-Chalambert Dadaint (3031m) und Fluchthorn (3398m)Piz S-Chalambert Dadaint, Fluchthorn
Summit view ElferspitzAlt Graun Steeple
MuttlerMuttler

In winter, Elferspitz / Cima Undici is a very popular ski tour, often done in conjunction with a traverse of the whole Seeboden Ridge.

360° summit panorama

360° summit panorama Elferspitz / Cima Undici

Getting There

The Ötztal Alps as seen from Elferspitz / Cima Undici

Elferspitz/ Cima Undici is easy to reach. Just head for Reschenpass / Passo di Resia and in the village of Reschen / Resia follow the signs to the Schöneben / Bellpiano ski area. In winter you can use the chair lift to get to the base of Zehnerkopf, in summer you need to drive to the village of Rojen or (technically not allowed) to the top station of the chair lift. There is ample parking space though it might be crowded anyway, depending on the season.

An alternative is the cable-car, which runs from St. Valentin / San Valentino (Some 2km south of Reschensee) to Haider Alm. Both lift stations (Schöneben and Haideralm) are connected by a panoramic trail from which the ascent routes to Elferspitz turn off.

Red Tape

Zehnerkopf (2675m), Elferspitz (2926m) , Zwölferkopf (2783m)Elferspitz / Cima Undici as seen from Reschner Alm

There is no red tape to speak of. As indicated in the Getting There section, the road to the top station of the Schöneben chairlift is closed, though the gates are open for most times of the year.

Accommodation

Weather Conditions

Elferspitz / Cima UndiciElferspitz / Cima Undici as seen from Hochjoch / Giogo Alto



Maps & Books

Maps


  • Digital Maps

  • Regular Maps
    • Vinschgau / Val Venosta
      Kompass Map WK52
      1:50000
      ISBN: 978-3-85491-058-9
    • Alta Val Venosta / Vinschgauer Oberland
      Tabacco Map 43
      1:25000

    Books


    • Vinschgau
      Rother Wanderführer
      Rother Verlag
      ISBN: 978-3-7633-4204-1
    • Vinschgau / Ortlergruppe
      Kompass Wanderbuch 950
      Kompass Verlag
      ISBN: 3-87051-404-3