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Bluebell08Fun climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Bluebell08

Acclimatization climb before Pollux. East Ridge route, scramble down. Fun but clouds descended during the climb and wiped any possibility of a view. Great sighting of a large ibex on the way down.
Posted Aug 21, 2014 1:43 pm

Steve LarsonDidn't realize this was a peak...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013

Steve Larson

I was walking up to the Gornergrat, when I got to the tarn below this, and decided that the trail was boring. Thinking it was just the ridge leading to Gornergrat, I wandered up class 3 ledges to the ridge, then started up. The final 20m cliff was a bit dicey. I grabbed the fixed rope after the first bouldery moves into the corner. Imagine my surprise when I arrived at the top and found a cross! Imagine even more surprise when I descended the east ridge and found the three steps. Certainly spiced up my day!
Posted Oct 26, 2013 12:58 pm

Jukka AhonenGood climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

Jukka Ahonen

Practice run in preparation for Matterhorn, in perfect weather, too!
Posted Sep 5, 2012 11:18 am

ChandraVia Egg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Chandra

Solid rock, lots of fun and a wonderful view from the top.
Posted Aug 17, 2012 7:54 am

Peter KRoute Climbed: Skyline (E Ridge)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

Peter K

Acclimatization climb with a friend of mine. Easy terrain, but fatty holds everywhere - exactly like climbing in Freyr. Guess the other routes would be more fun. Though a nice outlook.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 10:10 am

TodoVerticalTHERMOMETER-EGG (250m, V+), Guiding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

TodoVertical



Excellent route climbed entirely with sneakers.
More Pictures of the THERMOMETER-EGG route on the south face of Riffelhorn
Posted Nov 30, 2009 6:45 pm

cp0915East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

cp0915

Really good scrambling on good rock on this route. Quite a fair amount of 3rd class (considering the short distance of the route), with plenty of opportunities to beef it up.

Some of my observations while on the route:

-graffiti
-300 Japanese tourists at a tarn below the north face
-a 9-inch human turd (with soiled t.p.)
-really greasy holds
-several guides belaying their clients up the same 3rd class route I was doing...and they're headed to Hornli next!?!
Posted Jul 12, 2007 4:52 pm

BritetteSport climbing routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1996

Britette

There are several sport routes I climbed over the summer here. Easy Going (IV), Via Philipp (IV+) and Supertramp (V-).
Posted May 25, 2007 2:42 pm

Charles GarrettPreparation for the Matterhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006
Climbed with Nico and Drew on the morning before we set off for the Hoernli Hut. I remember little about it, except that the climbs were great fun and not too challenging, and that the views of the Monte Rosa massif, the Matterhorn and the peaks west of Zermatt were simply outstanding.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 5:51 am

markradfordRoute Climbed: North Face & Egg Date Climbed: 26th July 2005  Sucess!

markradford

Great climbing in fantastic position with stunning views. Training for our climb on the matterhorn, the following day.



The top of the egg route is a wonderful exposed arete, pushed my climbing grade under great supervision of our guides Neil and Alain.
Posted Sep 3, 2005 10:22 am

JanGRoute Climbed: Egg Date Climbed: Aug. 2002  Sucess!

JanG

This is a great place to train for the Hornli ridge of the Matterhorn. In fact, the Zermatt guides will not take anyone on the Hornli ridge unless clients can demonstrate rock-climbing competence on the Riffelhorn.



Of course, we were tested by the local guides on several occasions in 2002 & 2004 prior to our successful climb of the Matterhorn (see details in Trip Report). Thus, I fully agree that after mastering essential rock-climbing skills on different pitch lines of the Riffelhorn, the technical aspects of the Hornli ridge actually seemed easier!
Posted Jul 27, 2005 5:34 pm

rickfordRoute Climbed: east ridge Date Climbed: August, 2005  Sucess!

rickford

I did this fun little peak on my way to the Monta Rosa hut. I went up the easy east ridge until I came to a bolted fifth class face. Because I had no rope, I traversed over to the north east side, to some 4th class rock and then headed to the summit. Great views! Coming down unroped was a little scary...
Posted Jun 29, 2005 3:20 pm

vbeckman74Route Climbed: Egg Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

vbeckman74

I did what my guide called the "Egg" Route. It was a very easy prep climb for the Matterhorn. We did it in 7 pitches. The hardest pitch was around IV. If you're just checking the block to do the Matterhorn with the local guides, this is a nice, quick, easy summit.
Posted Jul 7, 2003 10:09 am

mattosacyDate Climbed: 19 Aug 2002  Sucess!
At our first day (from 2 weeks) in Zermatt we walked from Zermatt to Riffelhorn and summited it. From the 2 weeks we spent on the region, it was the only day with perfect weather...!

Our team: Paulo and Helena Coelho (Brazil) Annette Sartori (Germany), Kalus Bartl (Brazil-Germany), Ozzi Sartori (Germany), Andrea Mattos (Brazil).
Posted Sep 6, 2002 5:05 am

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: Central Dihedral - North Face Date Climbed: August 21, 2002  Sucess!

Tom Fralich

Climbed to the summit from Rotenboden in about 2 1/2 hours. We climbed the route in 4 pitches and descended by the east ridge with 3 rappels and some downclimbing. The descent took only 40 min. Definitely a worthwhile climb.
Posted Aug 21, 2002 1:07 pm

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