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ValthoSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015


Beautifull weather and not crowded at all on the mountain, despite the Zinalrothornhut was completely full.
Posted Sep 17, 2015 4:17 am

JanGGreat climb on dry rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2015


My first attempt to climb this great mountain, in 2004, was interrupted by bad weather as I reached the upper rock pitches. This time we were very fortunate because the weather was clear and the upper rock pitches had no snow or ice (there was a 3-week long heat wave in the area during our visit). I was accompanied by my son Christoph and each of us had a local guide.

We greatly enjoyed the spectacular views from the top including the rare sight of the Matterhorn with no snow on the east face or on the Hornli ridge! A memorable experience.
Posted Jul 21, 2015 8:31 pm

JurgenNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013


Climbed the north ridge (up and down) from the Mountet Hut. A great alpine climb!
Posted Aug 12, 2013 3:19 pm

markhallamMy first 4000m peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1980


I was the rather inexperienced leader of a party of 5 students and one aged German 'hitch-hiker' (who came to regret joining us... ). Having failed miserably on the Weisshorn we were determined to summit, although treating it like the only thing we knew - a British rock-climb - we were incredibly slow and got benighted on the way down. After that we learned the gentle art of 'moving together' - and Fritz, the German hitch-hiker, not to hitch a ride with a bunch of inept Brit youths.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 4:03 pm

CorvusWrong route
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011


We lost a lot of time to find the right passage over the Rothorn glacier, climbed wrong route to the Schneegrat. Reached the base of couloir to Gabel after 6 hours, so we decided to come back (too late and a little bit tired). It was a pitty because the conditions (weather and mountain) were perfect. I'll try again next time.
Posted Sep 24, 2011 6:21 am

Peter KRoute Climbed: SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Peter K

Just can join my previous speaker: too much snow!
We started from a bivouac below the Rothorn hut (booked up). Easy glacier, scrambling and snow fields until the horizontal snow ridge. Tricky terrain traversing the south face, but EXCELLENT rock on the SW ridge. Nice but short crux ("Biner-Platte", III) - much easier than expected. Also very funny to get around the "Kanzel".
Panaché & hot chocolate at the Rothorn hut and continued down to Zermatt (0:45 AM).
Would definitely climb this one again!
Posted Aug 30, 2010 10:35 am

mulidivaresesnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010


Too much snow on the south face, cold and windy the rdige.
The climb was long and demanding, with all the way up to be trace din high and soft snow.
Nice mountain in any case
Posted Aug 2, 2010 3:12 pm

climbxclimbGreat climb with a long approach...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010


Climbed the North Ridge
Beautiful climbing and great views from the summit..... But a very long approach...it makes it a great workout
Posted Jul 20, 2010 3:05 pm

vincepetersSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008


Conditions weren't so great: snow, lots of wind and as soon as we got to the summit the clouds moved in. But what a beautiful mountain!
Posted Jun 29, 2010 3:35 am

schulzjFabulous rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008


We started from the Rothornhut. The only downside was the number of rope teams on the mountain which made it a rather long day out. At the end we were caught by the daily afternoon thunderstorms shortly before we were back at the hut.
Posted Oct 10, 2009 10:49 am

hernbergNormal route
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009


Snowed all night so we had to turn back 50 meters from the summit, very icy but i found the rock climbing enjoyable
Posted Aug 22, 2009 4:18 am

Pierre smetsersVery nice Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Pierre smetsers

The day before we went back from 3800m, bad weather wind and snow. But one day later we enjoyed this great climb. Never to difficult. There were many others partys whichs slows you down especialy at the coulior and the Binerplatte.
And what a view.
Posted Sep 16, 2008 4:40 pm

ThomasOldeHeuveltSnowy north ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


What a fantastic ridge! We found it still in snowy conditions after the bad weather from a week before. We climbed everything with crampons, which slows down a lot, but is really doable, even on the traverse of the Sphinx. We belayed only 4 rope lengths - the Rasoir, the Sphinx traverse, the Bourrique and the Bosse. The Arete Blanche is magnificent!
Posted Sep 13, 2008 2:16 am

skileraarSouth East ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


Foggy and cold.. Nice route!
Posted Sep 7, 2008 7:35 am

BartTraverse: SE & N ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008


Nice traverse to the mountet hut. I found the N ridge more interesting than the SE, climbing wise.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 11:21 am

GriffithsNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008


Beautiful climb. Bottleneck from the couloir that really slowed down the ascent and subsequent descent and had to walk to the rothorn hut in a thunderstorm!
Posted Aug 4, 2008 5:37 am

PechorinRoute Climbed: normal route SE-ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


A very nice climb, but too much traffic ahead of us slowed down the rate of ascent. Perhaps it was a mistake to choose a Sunday for this summit? Further, I sprained my ankle due to carelessness on the descent (which did not really help us catch up time-wise). We were back at the hut just in time for dinner.
I climbed with my twin brother.
Posted Jul 2, 2008 4:37 am

CyrillZinalrothorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2007


Fantastic Tour to Zinalrothorn 4221m.

my picture are here: Link to Zinalrothorn

Posted Nov 8, 2007 4:38 am

ProbemeisterNorth Ridge
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007
What an amazing climb! It was very cold but the conditions were very good on the arete. Easily my favourite route I have done in the Valais.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 8:12 am

mamoSE ridge from Rothornhutte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


Great tour and panorama from the top ; good weather in the early morning , thunderstorm on way back to the hutte at late morning.
ciao mamo
Posted Sep 26, 2007 4:15 pm

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