Mountaineering & Climbing
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.
- 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
- French climbing scale
- UIAA climbing scale
- SAC mountain climbing and high-altitude touring scale
- SAC launches a new hiking scale
Advice & Information
|Regions||Exposure||Rock||Degree of difficulty|
|Gastlosen||South||Limestone||4 – 7|
|Sanetsch||South||Limestone||2 – 6|
|Sanetsch-Cabane-Prarochet||South||Limestone||3 – 7|
|Col du Pillon||Noth||Limestone||5 – 6|
|Cabane des Diablerets||North||Limestone||4 – 6|
|Hornfluh||West||Limestone||4 – 7|
|Gummfluh||South||Limestone||4 – 6c|
|Oldenegg||North||Limestone||5 – 7|
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.