Fruttli via ferrata

Frutt-Klettersteig_2011_by Urs Stettler (9)_1980pxThe mini via ferrata “Fruttli Steig” can be called a special highlight of Frutt mountain summer. Are you afraid of heights and sure-footed, the unique experience at a lofty height precludes anything more. Bring in your backpack a climbing set, helmet and gloves if necessary.

Entry to the via ferrata

From the panoramic lift Melchsee can be reached via the mountain trail Chringen in 20 minutes to get started on the climb. Please note the first panel with the safety information in four languages. The first meter lead in the vertical strap on pins and for imposing rock hole and through this up to the rock terrace. On the two chairs you can enjoy to the Eiger, the unique underground and panoramic view of the lake and across to the Hochalp High Alpine massif from the Titlis.

Next the path leads through a powerful Felswulst from stunning lime for Traverse. Above their heads, you are admired by the passengers of the train bonuses. The train reached here just before the finish the greatest height of about 60 meters above ground. After Traverse climb directly to the railway up to the mast Bonistock the last meters above the iron ladder. When well-deserved drink at a mountain hotel Bonistock you can relive the experience again really.

safety note

All users of the sports climbing garden bear full responsibility. The creators do not assume liability.

Rental ferrata set and climbing course

Do you ferrata experience, we will be happy to rent a climbing set incl. Helmet. For newcomers we recommend an introductory course by a mountain guide. Relevant information can be obtained at the tourist office.


  • 1/2 per day (to 13.00 clock or from 13.00 clock) CHF 10.00
  • CHF 15.00 per day

The number of rentable via ferrata sets is limited.

Ferrata ascent with children

In visits with children, we recommend that you back up your child additionally with a rope.

Facts about the realization of the via ferrata

Vertical height60 meters
Climbing distance80 meters
Equipment70 stirrups / 15 fixed pegs/ 20 cable anchors/ 20 clambs/ 90 meters of steel cable handrail / 2 Balmeregg chair lifts/ 1 iron ladfder 7 m / 2-component adhesive/ 2 information panels
Total working hours100 hours
InitiativeTourist office Melchsee-Frutt, Melchtal, Kerns
Planning & construction managementHans Ettlin, sports instructor
Steel constructionBeat von Deschwanden, Sport lifts Melchsee-Frutt
Construction safetyNiklaus Kretz, mountain guide
BauNiklaus Kretz, Hans Ettlin, Ruedi Ettlin, Tobias Lütolf, Beat von Deschwanden
Rail transportWerner von Rotz, Hanspeter Jossi, Beat von Deschwanden
Hiking trail safetySilvia Ettlin
Blessing11 June 2011 by Father Ansgar Lang at the opening

All users of the sports climbing garden bear full responsibility. The creators assume no liability.