For seasoned climbers only, this via ferrata delights adventurers looking for thrills! The Videmanette gondola provides easy access and equipment can be hired at the station. Then, you’re off for just over an hour of climbing on this technical aerial route.
A popular mountain sport, via ferrata is a key attraction for climbing and hiking enthusiasts. However, some routes are for experienced climbers only and the Videmanette’s third via ferrata is one of them!
The route has a challenging start with a great chimney requiring technical skills and a cool head to overcome the sensation of being in a void. After the surprising exit from the chimney, climbers can enjoy a little respite with an easier grassy ledge. But after that, it all gets very complicated with a long vertical section and a difficult ladder due to the space between the rungs. A real challenge for good climbers who will get a real buzz out of finishing this via! Those who want more take their mountain bike with them for the ride down to Rougemont through the stunning scenery of the Vaudois Alps.
Via Ferrata closed for the winter
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: 45 minutes
Level of difficulty: difficult to very difficult / rated K5- (Hüsler grading), see attached document.
The lifts are open from 20.07.2019-18.08.2019, from 9am to 4.30pm.
Possibility to walk to the starting point of the Via Ferrata (2h15, see attached map).