Via Ferrata Rocher Jaune / Tête au Chamois, Les Diablerets, Vaud


   Footbridge     Wood Bridge       Ladder          Zipline    
0 1 x 3m 0 0



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!



 Strength  4 
 Dizziness  4
 Type  High Mountain:  2     
 Technics        1
Evaluation   Very Difficult



Tourism Office des Diablerets 024 492.33.58.   +41.24 492.33.58

Cabane des Diablerets



Length: 800 m
Orientation: North (in the shade)

Start: 2'400m.
Finish: 2'450m


GPS Coordinates of the Starting Point

N 46’20.357
E 007’12.854
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.


By Car

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.


By Train

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.

By foot:
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.

By cablecar:
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)

Via Ferrata

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.

Way Back

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!



Difficulty & Level

1. For beginners & initiation
2. Need some practice of via ferrata
3. Require phisical strength (at least 1 difficulty)
4. Very phisical, strength, in very good shape

1. Light - ok
2. Middle
3. Some parts are solid
4. Tough

Plaine - Mountain - High Mountain
1. Fully Equiped
2. Need to use rocks
3. Light equipment

1. Easy
2. With bridge, ladder, etc..
3. Extra skills such as zip line




Phone: Mountain rescue: 112

Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300



Mountain Rescue: 144
REGA Helicopere: 1414
Police: 117

Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300


Phone: 112

Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300