Are you sure-footed and do you have a head for heights?If so, there's nothing to stop you enjoying this peak experience on the Graustock via ferrata – with the exception of a couple of steep mountain paths and several climbing sections, of course. But with the right equipment, which you can hire from the valley station or Bärghuis Jochpass, you'll get there! As a reward, you'll not only have the sublime feeling of standing on the 2,662-metre-high peak, but you'll also get to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of Titlis, Spannort, Rigi and Pilatus. On a clear day, you can even see right across to the Bernese Alps.
The via ferrata kit can be hired from Titlis Rent at the valley station or from Berghaus Jochpass.
You should be sure-footed and have a head for heights.
From Jochpass, a signpost directs you to the white-blue-white marked trail. Along the southeast ridge of Graustock to the first ascent. Following the wire rope to the point Rot Nollen at 2309m. Proceed on the marked trail to the second rocky ascent. Steeply ascend over grass and rock along the wire ropes to Schafberg at 2522m.
Difficulty: K3 - K4
Ascent: 2 hours
Descent: 1 hour
Height difference: 315 metres altitude
Again a marked path leads over stone slabs and scree to the steepest ascent. Slightly to the left of the main ridge is an exposed pillar about 80 metres high. Over steps and footbridges to the next high saddle. Follow the path to the rocky ridge. Over the ridge, which is again secured with wire ropes, to the summit cross at 2661m.
Ascent: 1 hour
Descent: 30 minutes
Height difference: 139 metres altitude
From the summit, follow the wire ropes back over the ridge to the marked junction. Continue descending to the right in a southerly direction to the step, crossing the Schaftal valley, always following the white-blue-white trail markings. At point 2324m you come to the white-red-white marked hiking trail that leads back to the Jochpass 2207m.
Open daily from the end of June to the beginning of October, depending on weather and snow conditions