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The Val d’Hérens climbing guide will become climbing enthusiasts’ new best friend, helping them discover the peaks. With many sites offering climbers a wide range of climbing styles, the Val d’Hérens is packed with vertiginous thrills and spills.

Climbing in the Val d’Hérens turns out to be a very accessible experience. With its many lovingly renovated and entirely re-equipped routes, as well as its comprehensive guide, the art of climbing becomes child’s play. From beginner-level escarpments to challenging rock faces for seasoned climbers, every site has its own character, its own rock type and enchanting surroundings. And in summer, the cool air of the Alps allows visitors to scale the heights in even the hottest of months. The Val d’Hérens is a paradise for vertical adventures in summer and winter alike. The via ferrata and ice climbing complete the range of activities on offer here. More information can be found here.

A taste for climbing

Climbing novices will be delighted by the valley’s many routes intended for beginners. These areas are great for gaining experience while admiring the natural beauty of the surroundings. And for those who are only just starting out with climbing or want to be accompanied, experienced mountain guides are on hand to help you get started.

For those with more experience, the Val d’Hérens offers some sizeable challenges with sheer walls and technical climbs that test your strength, focus and technique. The variety of terrain – from slabs to overhangs and cracks – allows every climber to find the right routes for them.

“In Val d’Hérens” climbing guide

The Val d’Hérens climbing guide is a climber’s trusty companion, guiding them safely up to the heights and adapted to their skill level.

No less than 23 sectors, spread out between the charming municipalities of Hérémence, Saint-Martin and Evolène, are home to almost 170 routes, making for a real climbing gem that is just waiting to be discovered. Arolla, for example, has many sectors at an altitude of between 1,800 and 2,600 metres. Two of these offer top-roping, while others combine routes of varying lengths of up to 300 metres.

The full guide is available for sale in tourist information offices in Hérémence, Saint-Martin and Evolène, or in the region’s main sports shops. You can also purchase it online here.

 

Note:

Climbing in a natural environment involves risks. Each climber is responsible for their own safety and must be aware of the potential dangers associated with the weather, rock conditions and the equipment used. Local mountain guides are on hand to ensure your safety while climbing.

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Evolène Région Tourisme
Place du clos Lombard 6
1983  Evolène

Phone  +41 (0)27 283 40 00
info@evolene-region.ch
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Evolène Région Tourisme
Place du clos Lombard 6
1983 Evolène
Phone  +41 (0)27 283 40 00
valdherens.ch
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