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il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: Traverse Date Climbed: august 2011  Sucess!

il.rocciatore

After traverse of the Pollux, we continued from the Zwillingsjoch over the NW Ridge. Fairly steep in places, no track, but in good snow conditions definitely better climbing than the highway of the normal route. Descent to the Felikjoch and then again over the Castor back to the bivouac Rossi e Volante.
Posted Aug 20, 2011 11:38 am

cabouckaert1Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

cabouckaert1

Clmibed it after Pollux with group of 8. Non-technical climb to the top, only bergschrund to cross near the ridge and then summit ridge. Final climb on the summit ridge and then descent via the other side is good fun though! Amazing weather and views as well!
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:27 am

selinunte01Arctic conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011

selinunte01

Fresh powder snow and arctic temperature like in january, but unbeatable view over the whole of Pennine Alps and down to Pianura Padana and to the Appennine. Good conditions on the south side / ascent from Rif. Guide della Val d´Ayas.
Posted Jul 24, 2011 12:47 pm

LoneRangerFrom Testa Grigia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

LoneRanger

with WouterB. The climb was very enjoyable but too windy/cold to allow any proper eating break.

Posted Jul 4, 2011 6:03 am

WouterBFrom Testa Grigia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

WouterB

Climbed from Testa Grigia, leaving very early (2am) in very windy weather. Made almost no stops due to the cold and summited shortly after 6am. Wanted to 'quickly' do Pollux afterwards, but my climbing partner decided otherwise.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 3:11 pm

domipostItalian normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

domipost

Nice and pretty easy snow ridge. Not too crowded for an easy 4000 meter peak.
Posted Jun 24, 2011 6:32 am

Kyle22Castor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010

Kyle22

Brother, Dad and I climbed Castor to acclimatize for both the Dom and Mont Blanc. Great fun, not so much for my brother who got sick from drinking to much chicken broth the night before but he still managed to summit with us.
Posted Feb 13, 2011 12:53 am

JanVanGenkTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

JanVanGenk

Solo ascent from Rossi and Volante bivouac hut. Continued to Liskamm, and thus had to do the Castor traverse again by return. Good conditions though it had been snowing all day long the day before.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 1:29 pm

GoofCastor Traverse
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Goof

Great views, not too much of a queue. A Swiss guide even smiled at us!!!
Posted Jun 30, 2010 6:26 am

schulzjCastor Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005

schulzj

Unfortunately, the weather had deteriorated later that day and from the summit we had no views. Nevertheless, it was the end of day 1 on our 3 day traverse over to Nordend.
Posted Oct 18, 2009 1:05 pm

SarahThompsonFrom Klein Matterhorn station  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

SarahThompson

Summitted in two hours from Klein Matterhorn station. Mostly easy glacier travel. Snow climb to the summit was easy. The gaping, icy bergschrund we had to climb over was the most serious hole I've ever had to negotiate. The short knife-edge ridge to the summit was exhilarating. This peak surprised me - I thought it was a beautiful climb. A nice introduction to snow routes in in Alps. Afterwards we continued over both summits of Lyskamm and descended the Grenz Glacier to catch the Gornergrat back down to Zermatt. An exhausting but incredible day!
Posted Sep 7, 2009 10:56 am

secanderNormal Route from Klein Matterhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

secander

Took first lift up to Klein Matterhorn. An easy trek across the glacier and an easy climb to the summit. Snow conditions and weather were good for the ascent, but the return trip was difficult since we bagged Pollux and did not begin our return across the glacier until far too late.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 6:20 am

hernbergEasy LJ  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

hernberg

Walked from Klein Matterhorn station
Posted Jul 26, 2009 4:04 pm

boriskrielenCastor normal route 2x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

boriskrielen

Climbed it with Frank Haagsma september 2005. Climbed it solo July 2008.
Posted Feb 13, 2009 8:20 am

oconnellrRoute: WNW Flank  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

oconnellr

Left Guide d'Ayaas Hut in the morning, summitted via the WNW flank and descended the SE ridge, continuing on to Liskamm West. Great day out.
Posted Nov 2, 2008 10:11 pm

timvanpoeckeWNW Flank  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008
gusts of snow, very dense fog, the path had melted during an unusually warm night...

Not a very nice view at the top either

I guess I'll have to take another trip te Monte Rosa!
Posted Oct 13, 2008 2:48 pm

BartCastor & Pollux  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

Bart

Easy but nice summit ridge.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 11:16 am

damgaardNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

damgaard

Kl. Matterhorn -> Castor -> Pollux -> Kl. Matterhorn. Took the first cablecar up. Good conditions with a hard snow crust. Reached the top of Castor in 3 hours, a pretty easy ascend. Mostly cloudy but we got a few great views. Climbed Pollux on the way back. Speed is important if you want to catch the last cablecar. Another nice day in the mtns.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 1:34 am

hhsilleckAgain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008

hhsilleck

We came back to climb Castor again - a beautiful peak! Very high winds and blowing powder snow in the morning, miserably high temperatures in the afternoon, but a great outing regardless! With my wife Sonya.
Posted Jul 23, 2008 12:22 pm

bc44caesarTraverse E-W  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

bc44caesar

Started from Q. Sella Hut, then Felikjoch, then up the East Ridge. Passed numerous guided groups on the descent and then headed up to do Pollux. Easy but aesthetic.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 5:11 am

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