Via Ferrata Rocher Jaune / Tête au Chamois, Les Diablerets, Vaud
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Established during the International Alpine Film Festival on the 10th of October 1999, this via ferrata is also known by the name of "Tête au Chamois." It is located next to the first stop of the telecabine.
Setting: Splendid high mountain, a precipitious itinerary that offers a wide variety of terrain, alternating between comfortable sections on fairly wide ledges and impressive sections on slabs resembling climbing
Via Ferrata Tips
You have to pay for the cable car.
For the brave: from the village its 3h50 of walking there and back. Or buy only the way there and you can enjoy the way down... The Diablerets is an ideal region for canyoneering and mountain biking.
You are in a high mountain setting: Don't forget to take an extra layer and a jacket. Temperatures, even in the summer, can be cold. Excellent hiking shoes are necessary. The ground is often wet and slippery.
Legend has it that the people of this region are very attached to their money. So if a coin falls from your pocket and does not land on the ground, remember this!
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Tourism Office des Diablerets 024 492.33.58. +41.24 492.33.58
Cabane des Diablerets
Length: 800 m
Orientation: North (in the shade)
GPS Coordinates of the Starting Point
Altitude : 2’426 m
Time of Year
Approach from the cable car: 5 min.
Via ferrata 2h30,
Way back to the cable car : 15 minutes
Way back by foot, 1h30 2h00.
From Lausanne take the highway towards Valais (Martigny, Sion) and exit in Aigle.
In the middle of Aigle, at a roundabout on the left take the route du Pillon towards Les Diablrets, it is indicated.
From Valais, Chamonix or the Aosta valley, take the Martigny highway towards Monthey-Lausanne. Exit at Aigle.
Contact the SBB, for bus and train schedules and fares. Take the train to Aigle, the small train to Diablerets, then the bus for le Pillon
Leave your car in the parking lot located at the base of the Diablerets glacier ski lifts.
Several footpaths lead to the base of the glacier's cablecar, here is the shortest, but account for 1h40 of walking. From Corabs, take the Aigue-Noire trail, then the Cascade du Dar and Col du Pillon.
Otherwise you can take the cablecar and the ferrata is located at the first stop, this is a faster, but more expensive option.
From the hut, take the trail that goes down on the right (follow the blue and white markings)
The Ferrata follows a vertiginous ledge that is more or les pronounced, sometimes interrupted for some meters, requiring traverses, descents or climbs up rungs or small steps. The surroundings are vertiginous.
You will go through a mini cave and the famous section with a small wooden beam. If you are lucky enough to be over 190cm tall: may the force be with you!
The end of the via takes place on a fairly demanding wall that climbs straight up and is well equipped but always has certain points of contact with the rock. This wall brings you to the end of the via.
If you are on time, you will be able to take the cable car. If you are beat, stay at the hut.
Where to Spend the Night
You can find a camping and some nice rooms in guest houses in the Diablerets.
Diablerets Hut: 60 spots available 024/492 21 02. For 25.— Frs., you'll have a bed!