Dent de Morcles

From Jorasse, follow the path to the Petit Pré mountain pasture (1,998 m). The path climbs pleasantly until you reach the Grand Pré d'Euloi. You'll cross pastures and scree along the way to Fenestral. Once you reach the pass, your view plunges south-westwards towards the impressive Mont-Blanc massif.

The route takes on a more alpine character: from white-red-white markings, it changes to white-blue-white and leads you up the ridge that leads to the Grand-Cor flat. The path winds its way between rocks and scree. The marks are closer together and the slope becomes steeper. You'll have to use your hands to cross two rocky bars between the Grand-Cor and the Dent de Morcles. After a few mineral slabs, the summit is yours.

A breathtaking 360° panorama rewards hikers. The majestic Muverans massif rises up before you. Below, at 2,700 metres, the Martinets glacier clings to the walls, its survival due to its northerly position. To the west, Lake Geneva stretches out like a small inland sea, spreading out its blue-green expanse.

For the return journey, follow the same route. Allow around 6 and a half hours for the return journey.

Access to the Tour via the Jorasse chairlift.

Car park at the start of the chairlift.

Catering: Jorasse mountain restaurant, Fenestral hut.




4h (one way)

2h (return)



14.50 km


Medium / T2 until Fenestral

Difficult / T4 from Fenestral


Height difference

+1220 m / -1220 m


Minimum altitude

1947 m


Maximum altitude

2961 m

Starting point

Jorasse arrival of the chairlift

Point of arrival

Jorasse arrival of the chairlift


July to October depending on snow conditions

Did you know ?

There are two Dents de Morcles: the petite (2,936m) and the grande (2,969m). It is the large tooth that offers the ascent.

Unlike most glaciers, which accumulate their ice upstream and then flow downstream, the Martinets glacier follows its own path. It stores its ice on the shady side and zigzags away from the rock faces.

The village of "Morcles", nestling at the foot of the Dents that gave it its name, is one of the oldest in the Vaud Alps. It dates back as far as 1,043 BC.