Climbing- Festival et Mérite Alpin

This crag consists of about ten multi-pitch routes and a few single-pitch routes. The rock is excellent and the climbing very varied: large grooves, holes, flakes, "sky hooks", as well as a few cracks and overhangs.

Dozens of advanced multi-pitch routes and single-pitch routes will keep you going until the sun sets! The upper Dar includes the Festival and Mérite Alpin crags. The rock is excellent with multiple holds: big grooves, holes, flakes, "sky hooks", all very favourable for an accessible climb, with a few cracks or overhangs here and there. Access is from the Col du Pillon. From there, follow the Prés Jordan path and before the bridge over the Dar, take the path to the left which leads up to the foot of the cliffs: 45 minutes' walk. The Mérite Alpin is more shaded than Festival and, despite being constantly damp, it's not to be missed due to the quality of the rock, the best the Dar has to offer!

Practical information

*Aspect: North-west
*Difficulty: advanced
*Grade: 5c to 7c
*Altitude: 1,800 metres
*Rock type: limestone


Col Du Pillon
1865 Les Diablerets


Office du Tourisme des Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2
1865 Les Diablerets

Tel : +41 (0)24 492 00 10


From Jun 1, 2020 to Sep 25, 2020

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