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Via ferrata of the Niouc suspension bridge

Via Ferrata · Switzerland
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The via ferrata of the suspension bridge of Niouc, ideally located near the gorges of Navizence, is intended for experienced ferratists.
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Distance 0.2 km
0:45 h
188 m
0 m
915 m
727 m
The Via Ferrata is located on the edge of the Navizence gorge under the Niouc suspension bridge. The Via Ferrata itself is about 450 meters long. As the Via Ferrata is located in a fairly exposed area, the access and exit paths will also be wired to make them safer.

Author’s recommendation

Because of its D+ rating, it is not recommended to do this Via Ferrata if you have never done it before.
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Anniviers Tourisme
Update: September 14, 2021
Difficulty
D difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
915 m
Lowest point
727 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Access
751 m, 1:00 h
Climbing length
450 m, 0:45 h
Descent
618 m, 1:00 h

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

Opening hours of the bridge to the public:

  • From the beginning of April to the end of October: only at weekends, from 10 am to 5 pm
  • From mid-July to mid-August: every day except Monday, from 10am to 5pm

Further information:

Association des Amis du Pont de Niouc

Start

Niouc (893 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'609'007E 1'123'546N
DD
46.263280, 7.555468
DMS
46°15'47.8"N 7°33'19.7"E
UTM
32T 388678 5124314
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Destination

Niouc

Turn-by-turn directions

After a first climb going slightly to the right along a crack, a vertical climb in the face is proposed. Then the route takes the climbers on a long traverse to the left along a ledge. At the end of the route, a few passages present overhanging aspects. After passing under the bridge, a climb with a few rungs allows you to leave the face. Once the Via Ferrata is finished, it is possible to join the full route to Chippis on foot by crossing the bridge (5 frs crossing), or by Niouc. It is also possible to reach Sierre, by bus, from Niouc.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Via Ferrata is not directly accessible by road or by public transport.

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Getting there

The Via Ferrata is not directly accessible by road or by public transport.

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Parking

The Via Ferrata is not directly accessible by road or by public transport.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'609'007E 1'123'546N
DD
46.263280, 7.555468
DMS
46°15'47.8"N 7°33'19.7"E
UTM
32T 388678 5124314
w3w 
///wedding.rationed.relieves
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 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.

No equipment rental on site.

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Difficulty
D difficult
Distance
0.2 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
188 m
Highest point
915 m
Lowest point
727 m
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