From Rueras via Mittelplatten Etzlihütte SAC 2052 m
- 3:30 h, 1030 m
- 420 m
- N, SE, SW, W
From Rueras via Mittelplatten
This beautiful, south-exposed approach to the Etzli hut is also a popular descent option. An ascent of the nearby Chrüzlistock beckons on route.
From the train station Rueras head westward to a hairpin bend in the mountain road at approx. 1550 m. Follow the road into Val Milà and continue straight, on the right side of the stream, up to Alp Mila (2000 m). The valley then makes a slight curve and leads you up to Paliu Cotschna (ca. 2220 m); from there climb a steep step (up to 40 °) in a westerly direction and up to a pass west of P. 2471 (do not follow the summer path over the Mittelplatten).
Descend the beautiful north facing slope to Müllersmatt (over 30° in places) before making the very short climb west to the hut at 2051 m.
After the steep step up to Plaun Grond, turn E and follow the depression south of Piz Pali. Climb a narrow couloir to above lake (Lais) Selvadis and continue northeast towards the saddle between the N and S summits of the Chrüzlistock. Either take the airy but easy rock ridge south to the highest point with a cross (2716 m) or keep the skis on and climb up to P. 2709 (WS, +250 m ascent and approx. 2 hours) For the descent to the Etzli hut it is possible to reach the ridge at Mittelplatten, then traverse west along it past P. 2471 to the normal ski descent. From there, continue on the normal approach route.
- Departure and arrival point
Rueras, station (1447 m)
There is one steep step above Paliu Cotschna (35-40°). and part of the Mittelplatten descent also reaches 35°.
The ski route crosses the pass west of the summer point (P. 2487)
- Neighbor summit
Nice summit to add-on (WS, +250 m ascent and approx. 2 hours)
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