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Northeast face
Highest point
Elevation4,294 m (14,088 ft)
Prominence86 mNadeljoch [1]
Isolation0.61 kmNadelhorn[1]
Parent peakNadelhorn
Coordinates46°06′16.7″N 7°52′06.4″E / 46.104639°N 7.868444°E / 46.104639; 7.868444Coordinates: 46°06′16.7″N 7°52′06.4″E / 46.104639°N 7.868444°E / 46.104639; 7.868444
Lenzspitze is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Parent rangePennine Alps
First ascentAugust 1870 by Clinton Thomas Dent, Alexander Burgener and Franz Burgener
Easiest routeSouth-west ridge (west flank) Mixed at PD

The Lenzspitze is a 4,294-metre (14,088 ft) mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It is the southernmost peak on the Nadelgrat, a high-level ridge running roughly north–south, north of Dom in the Mischabel range, above the resort of Saas Fee to the east, and the Mattertal to the west.

Lenzspitze and Nadelhorn

It was first climbed in August 1870 by Clinton Thomas Dent with guide Alexander Burgener and a porter, Franz Burgener, by the north-east face to the Nadeljoch and then the north-west ridge to the summit. This route is rarely used today.

The east-north-east ridge starts at the Mischabel Hut. This ridge was first climbed on 3 August 1882 by William Woodman Goodman with guides Ambros Supersaxo and Theodor Andenmatten.

Its north-east face is a classic ice climb, comprising a 500-metre (1,600 ft) wall of ice or neve at an angle of up to 56 degrees, first climbed by Dietrich von Bethmann-Hollweg with Oskar and Othmar Supersaxo on 7 July 1911. This face was descended on skis by Heini Holzer on 22 July 1972.


  1. ^ a b Lenzspitze, Switzerland at peakbagger.com, retrieved 20 February 2016


  • Dumler, Helmut; Burkhardt, Willi P. (1994). The High Mountains of the Alps. London: Diadem.

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