homePillerhöhe (Gachenblick/Gacher Blick)
Pillerhöhe (Gachenblick/Gacher Blick) Height Climbing height - length
1559m (road height 1574m) 752m - 13.3 km (Landeck); 697m - 6.6 km (Fliess)
710m - 10.9 km (Prutz)
809m - 16.3 km (Imst); 819m - 15.3 km (Pitztal)
Difficulty Beauty
3-4 (5) 4 (5)
How to get there This is a decently hard climb for its moderate height. It is steep from both Fliess (862m), above Landeck (807m), and from Prutz (864m). On the way up through Fliess there is a choice of roads where the smaller one is a little steeper (the smaller road were closed when I descended it in 2012, but might be opened soon again). One could also go via the church on a very steep little road. The road from Prutz is especially hard early on up through Kauns, but then easier when the road narrows. I have not gone up from Imst/Pitztal (you would start either below Imst (Pitztal landestrasse) (750m) or at the Pitztal bridge (740m) below Arzl. This side should be more moderate and less scenic (wooded in the higher part).
Other comments This climb is known for the great views just above the pass at Gachenblick (1574m). Prutz is the start for the great climb up to one of the highest paved roads in the Alps – the Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße (2750m). Prutz is on the road from Landeck to Reschenpass (1509m) and/or Samnaun and/or the lower Engadine valley.