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Via ferrata of Evolène

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The via ferrata of Evolène consists of three tracks, and offers a great point of view on the Dent Blanche glacier and the Pigne d'Arolla.
difficult
Distance 2.2 km
2:30 h
380 m
366 m
1,712 m
1,386 m
The via ferrata of Evolène consists of three tracks. The starting point is accessible at the exit of the village, by the paragliding car park. A 15 minutes walk will lead you to the cliff's foot. At the beginning of the climb, you will have a first overhang with a view to take your breath away... and your arms as well! For the middle part follow the horizontal path also accessible to families with children. The last part with impressive overhangs is recommended only to experienced via ferrata climbers!

Author’s recommendation

Tackle Evolène’s via ferrata in late afternoon to enjoy a magnificent sunset over the Val d’Hérens.
Difficulty
D difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
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Highest point
Rocs de Villa, 1,712 m
Lowest point
Evolène, 1,386 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
150 m, 0:15 h
Wall height
220 m
Climbing length
900 m, 10:15 h
Descent
200 m, 1:55 h

Track types

Path 47.42%Via ferrata 41.89%Unknown 10.70%
Path
1.1 km
Via ferrata
0.9 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Safety information

Weather conditions: before setting off to tackle a via ferrata, it is important to check the weather forecast. Bad conditions can make climbing dangerous – particularly in stormy weather.

Rockfalls: because of the risk of falling rocks – usually caused by climbers higher up or by animals – all climbers are strongly advised to wear a helmet.

Safety: always leave sufficient distance between yourself and the climber ahead. There should never be more than one person between two anchor points.

Tips and hints

Rental:
  • at the local sports shops

Find more information about the destination here:

Start

Parking at the end of the village of Evolène when driving in direction of Les Haudères. (1,387 m)
Coordinates:
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2'604'893E 1'106'067N
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46.106088, 7.501924
DMS
46°06'21.9"N 7°30'06.9"E
UTM
32T 384222 5106925
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Destination

Parking at the end of the village of Evolène when driving in direction of Les Haudères.

Turn-by-turn directions

Not far from the car park, walk in the direction of the via ferrata sign and then follow the zig-zag path through the woods to reach the starting point. After two small overhangs, you encounter more vertical climbs until the end of the ascent of the “Grand Mur”. Along the way, you have two opportunities to exit the route. On the way back down, head to the right towards the small village of Villa, where a marked path brings you back to Evolène.

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Public transport

Frequent train connections to Sion, from where you continue your journey by bus to Evolène.

Getting there

Take the exit 27 (Sion-Est) of the Highway A9 and follow the "Route d'Hérens" which leads you to the valley. From Sion, you reach Evolène in about 25 minutes.

Parking

Parking at the end of the village of Evolène.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'604'893E 1'106'067N
DD
46.106088, 7.501924
DMS
46°06'21.9"N 7°30'06.9"E
UTM
32T 384222 5106925
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

 Eugen E. Hüsler, Daniel Anker : Die Klettersteige der Schweiz 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1327 Evolène

Equipment

All climbers must wear a harness. Because of the risk of falling rocks along the route, a helmet is also essential. Ensure you have sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing, and bring a small rucksack with water and a snack. A suitable pair of gloves will protect your fingers and knuckles from grazes.

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Delia Inniger
August 07, 2017 · Community
Kurzer und knackiger Klettersteig mit einigen Überhängen, einer Leiter und einem Drahtseilnetz am Ende. Bleibt morgens ziemlich lange von direkter Sonneneinstrahlung bewahrt - an warmen Tagen ist die Begehung vor Mittag erfrischend.
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When did you do this route? August 05, 2017
Aussicht vom Ende des Klettersteigs Richtung Rhonetal
Photo: Delia Inniger, Community
Netz am Ende des Klettersteigs
Photo: Delia Inniger, Community
Picknickplatz beim Abstieg vom Klettersteig mit Aussicht Richtung Arolla
Photo: Delia Inniger, Community

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Difficulty
D difficult
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
380 m
Descent
366 m
Highest point
1,712 m
Lowest point
1,386 m
Circular route Scenic Completely cable-secured

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