Pollux / Polluce Climber's Log
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|JanG||Route Climbed: From Schwarztor pass ( ski tour) Date Climbed: April 4, 2000|
|Pollux was my first combined ski/rock climbing tour. We took the long ski traverse from Klein Matterhorn and left our skis at Schwarztor before starting the rock climb. We had to break trail all the way up the mountain because it had snowed during the previous night.|
My local guide from Zermatt, Tomi, had to practically pull me up on the tricky rock pitch with his belay rope because I did not have enough strength left in my arms to pull on the fixed chain. It was a very frustrating experience for both of us and I must commend Tomi for not giving up!
Our ski-descent from the Schwarztor pass [alt. 3731m] was absolutely awesome. We had more than 2100 vertical meters of fresh untracked powder snow to ourselves because there was no one else on the ski run. WOW !!!
|Posted Nov 16, 2004 9:06 pm|
|hhsilleck||Route Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: June 29 2004|
|The first peak of our traverse of the Zermatt - area skyline peaks, including Pollux, Castor, Lyskamm, Parrotspitze, Signalkuppe, Zumsteinspitze, and Dufourspitze. Fun climbing and a great view from the summit!|
|Posted Sep 13, 2004 4:57 pm|
|flearreta||Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: August 27, 2004|
|Beautiful day. Took us 3.5 hours form Klein Matterhorn to summit. Back down to the base, traverse to the base of Castor and summited this in another 2.5 hours. Traversed the Castor ridge to the Felikjoch and down to Quintino Sella Hut in another 1.5 hour.|
|Posted Sep 8, 2004 12:59 pm|
|Mathias Zehring||Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: August 8th 2000|
|fine day, good conditions. Climbing the steep part with the chain was not that easy. One of us lost a crampon there that we had to find back in a steep couloir.|
|Posted Aug 31, 2004 12:59 am|
|mekwise||Route Climbed: SE Ridge, Normal Date Climbed: August 22, 2004|
|We reached the summit in perfect weather and had an all around fabulous day.|
|Posted Aug 30, 2004 10:02 pm|
|Pierre smetsers||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 10 aug 2004|
|Again and now with two Friends, Karel & Reinier.|
No good view and more people on the top
|Posted Aug 17, 2004 4:57 pm|
|joel2lounge||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: October 2001|
|One day link-up of the Breithorn, Castor, and Pollux|
|Posted Jul 25, 2004 12:47 pm|
|shachar00||Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: July, 2004|
|Got out of d'Ayas hut without really knowing what we wanted to do, we simply followed the Italian groups up the glacier. When the crowds turned for Castor we naturally went for the SE ridge of the Pollux (from the saddle connecting the two). |
How to make an easy ascent difficult- Even if looks like a rocky ridge, smells like a rocky ridge and behaves like a rocky ridge all the way up, if the guidebook says that it's "mix" climb - do not leave your crampons down at Col. :)
|Posted Jul 18, 2004 10:49 am|
|andrea.it||Route Climbed: normal from Mezzalama hut Date Climbed: july 2002|
|heavy fog,i'm not sure had reached the summit!!!|
|Posted May 11, 2004 11:12 am|
|Farmer||Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: aug 1996|
|From bivacco Rossi et Volente we climbed Castore and Poluxe in the same day... Nice tour|
|Posted Apr 19, 2004 2:57 pm|
|Pierre smetsers||Route Climbed: SW Ridge from mezzalama Date Climbed: 24th july 2003|
|a long day started at 3.00 am until 8.15 pm,|
so more than 17 hours started at the Mezzalama hut.
riched the top at 10.00 am and than back to the car in Italy. lets say speed topping but than not so speedy.
Thanks to Désirée as a partner and friend.
|Posted Oct 5, 2003 4:54 pm|
|Samuli Mansikka||Route Climbed: South west ridge Date Climbed: 12th august 2003|
|Took the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn before the noon and walked over the glacier to the start of the route. Glad there were not many other climbers on the route at the time since the falling stone really would have formed a serious problem.|
After the scrambling through the couloir the route appeared to be a nice snow walk to the top.
|Posted Aug 31, 2003 2:11 pm|
|jsurinx||Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: 12 July 2002|
|We ( Tim and I) started after a stay overnight at the bivacco Giorgio Rossi-Cesare Volante at 3750 m with the Castor(4228m)westflank and started at about 0900 hr at the SW-ridge of Pollux.Just below the statue the rope is replaced by an iron chain and could be a little problem in winterconditions .Very nice summit because we were totaly alone on Castor and Pollux .|
|Posted Dec 7, 2002 7:50 am|
|Tom Fralich||Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2002|
|Climbed the SW Ridge in about 7 hours round-trip from the Klein Matterhorn station. A little congestion at the fixed chains, but what a great route!|
|Posted Aug 22, 2002 11:52 am|
|kletterwebbi||Route Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: Juli 2000|
|We climbed the Pollux at Juli 2000 on winter (!) conditions. A suisse mountain guide with skis at his backpack climed behind us, he was going down the Pollux West face with skis .... crazy conditions !|
|Posted Aug 21, 2002 4:04 am|
|JScoles||Route Climbed: From Kleine Matterhorn Date Climbed: June 26 2001|
|There was alot of snow on the peak the day I went up and the famous chain at the rock section were almost completly burried. I Found this section not very difficult since the exposure is not great but I could see it giving trouble to inexprianced climbers.|
The path on the top was tricky since I was the first climber that day I had to break the trail all the way as I was alone I was acting very carfully because I though there was a cornice danger.
Once on the peak and looking back I could see there was no danger but better safe than sorry I allways say.
Fortunetly the party that followed me up was guided and the guide just ignored my meanderings and took the correct path along the ridge.
|Posted Jan 31, 2002 12:09 pm|
|schadik||Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 1999|
|Again part of the 5 day Monte Rosa tour. 10 summits above 4000m in 5 days.|
|Posted Nov 25, 2001 6:15 am|
|Oyvind Lind Petersen||Route Climbed: From Kleine Matterhorn Date Climbed: July 13 1996|
|This was my first 4.000 meter in the Alps. Not that difficult. For me it was because of the exposed rocks. So I stopped the group twice. I said I will retourn alone. After some dicussion - "don't act like a danish gote" - we all climbed fast and easy to the summit. |
On the way down I met two americans on the way up with their suisse guide. One of them would like to turn around, but was stopped. "I am a prisoner, he cried to us.
|Posted Sep 17, 2001 2:39 pm|