A popular mountain sport, via ferrata is a combination of climbing and hiking. Frequented by via ferrata enthusiasts, Videmanette gondola station is the starting point for three different routes. This second route is suitable for good climbers, ending with spectacular views at the top of the Rubli at 2,258 m. (closed)
The starting point of the via ferratas is only a 5 minute walk from Videmanette. This second route is actually an alternative to route 1, designed for slightly more seasoned climbers. The first section is the same for routes 1 and 2: the easy vertical climb, with a chimney and an small easy ledge. Then route 2 separates from route 1 offering good climbers a 75° wall and a more overhead section. The last section is once again shared with the first route, with a hike to the summit of the Rubli (2,258 m), where fantastic views of the Vaudois Alps await.
After an hour of physical exercise, climbers who hired equipment return it at the Videmanette station and everyone takes gondola straight back to Rougemont. From Rougemont, the MOB train links to other Pays-d’Enhaut resorts or main transport routes.
By car: cable car parking
By train: Montreux – Rougemont, with the MOB train http://www.mob.ch/fr/
Approach: 3 minutes’ walk from the Videmanette cable car station
Duration: 15 to -20 minutes
Level of difficulty: medium to difficult/ rated K3 (Hüsler grading), see attached document.
The lifts are open from 20.07.2019-18.08.2019, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Possibility to walk to the starting point of the Via Ferrata (2h15, see attached map).