Mountaineering & Climbing

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The Gstaad holiday region offers a wealth of climbing routes in first-class regions from Zweisimmen to the Pays d'Enhaut. Suitable for elite athletes as well as families and beginners.

Safety Information

  • Pre-requisites for embarking on a via ferrata: a good level of fitness, sure-footedness, a good head for heights and climbing experience. Climbing with a mountain guide is recommended.
  • Only climb in good weather
  • Descend from the wall in the event of a sudden change in weather or the risk of a thunderstorm.
  • Proper equipment
  • Beware of loose rocks – danger of falling rocks!
  • Climb at your own risk. No liability can be accepted. All individuals are responsible for their own insurance cover.

Degrees of difficulty SAC

Advice & Information

  • Respect flora and fauna
  • Take all litter with you
  • Report any damage immediately
  • Lift and cable car operating hours
  • SAC Oldenhorn
  • SAC Wildhorn

Climbing Regions

RegionsExposureRockDegree of difficulty
GastlosenSouthLimestone4 – 7
SanetschSouthLimestone2 – 6
Sanetsch-Cabane-PrarochetSouthLimestone3 – 7
Col du PillonNothLimestone5 – 6
Cabane des DiableretsNorthLimestone4 – 6
HornfluhWestLimestone4 – 7
GummfluhSouthLimestone4 – 6c
OldeneggNorthLimestone5 – 7

Official Scales

There are different official scales in mountaineering. The SAC publishing house generally uses the French scale (6a, 6b, 6c etc.) for sport climbing and only uses the UIAA scale (I, II, III etc.) in Alpine terrain.



The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.


Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83

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