The La Chal Via Ferrata awaits you for an experience rich in thrills and discoveries on the edge of the cliffs of the Col du Glandon road!

Sport Via ferrata La Chal Saint-Colomban-des-Villards


Departing from Saint-Colomban-des-Villards (73130)
Average length : 04h00
Distance : 0.6km

Halfway between climbing and hiking, the via-ferrata is an alpine route equipped with rungs and cables. It requires specific equipment and minimal knowledge of climbing progression techniques.

The route: We start the route by a steep pillar leading to the ridge of Les Moulins, easy but very aerial, from where we discover the village. We then pass the 21m footbridge, very gassy, ​​at the end of which we can exit through a loophole.
The second part is more athletic and very aerial. After crossing 2 rope bridges (7 and 15m), a steep wall and a ledge, we arrive at the difficulty of the course: the oblique crack, short but very steep and very athletic. The rest of the route is without difficulty.
The arrival is at the top of Montrond at 1522 meters above sea level with a view of the whole valley and of Mont Blanc.

Difficulty: D+
Duration: 3 to 4 hours depending on attendance and level
Parking altitude: 1210m
Summit Altitude: 1470m
Route length: 600m
Elevation: 260m
Approach: 15 mins
Orientation: SE

Access to the La Chal Via Ferrata is prohibited:
- For inexperienced adults
- Children under 1.20m and minors unaccompanied by an experienced adult.
- Outside opening hours and at night
- In case of bad weather, especially when the track is slippery, snowy or icy and in stormy weather
- Leave early in the morning to avoid the hot weather
You practice this route under your own responsibility.
Do not hesitate to call on the services of professionals if you are a beginner.

There is an initiation course and for beginners (Via ferrata de Capaillan) located at the bottom of the via ferrata.

Total elevation gain : 260m
Altitude max : 1470m

Difficult passages

The oblique crack at the end of the course, short but very steep, is very athletic. On the course, there is a loophole after the 21m footbridge.

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    Period of practice

    From 05/01 to 10/31 : open daily.

    • Parking


    Hameau de la Chal 73130 Saint-Colomban-des-Villards
    Departing from : Saint-Colomban-des-Villards (73130)
    Latitude : 45.279735 - Longitude : 6.210461
    Information update on 14/03/2022 by Office de tourisme Espace Glandon