Castore/Castor Climber's Log

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timvanpoecke - Oct 13, 2008 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

WNW Flank  Sucess!

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!


Bart - Aug 17, 2008 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008

Castor & Pollux  Sucess!

Easy but nice summit ridge.


damgaard - Aug 5, 2008 1:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Normal route  Sucess!

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.


hhsilleck - Jul 23, 2008 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008

Again!  Sucess!

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.


bc44caesar - Jul 9, 2008 5:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Traverse E-W  Sucess!

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.


icypeak - Jul 6, 2008 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2008

Normal Route from Rif. Guide Val d'Ayas  Sucess!

Left the hut at 5am and reached the beautiful summit around 8am. Not a bad spot to have breakfast. Then, made the long, long trek back to the Klein Matterhorn.


bergauf - Mar 16, 2008 8:59 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2007

Skiascent Normal Route  Sucess!

Klein Matterhorn - Schwarztor - Castor - Schwarztor - Zermatt. Great day, but hard work in the steep NNW face due to fresh snow.

More images from this ascent.


Modi - Mar 2, 2008 7:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1992

Normal Route  Sucess!

A good route for training. Climbed several more times.


jasonconnell - Nov 24, 2007 10:04 pm

Standard route  Sucess!

Climbed on day 2 of the Frontier traverse starting from the Klein Matterhorn.


Cyrill - Nov 9, 2007 3:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2003

Castor 4223m  Sucess!

Beautiful Tour to Castor 4223m.

my picture are here: Link to Castor 4223m


albertofanga - Sep 16, 2007 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Normal route to Castor from refuge Sella  Sucess!

Great ascent in a fantastic sunny day with a lot of wind. The quality of the snow was excellent. To the summit in 2 hours and 10 minutes.


Bor - Jul 22, 2007 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Route climbed: From Quintino Sella hut  Sucess!

Route from Quintino Sella hut. We have nice weather and we have enjoyed in amazing view.


rosannadidi - Jul 19, 2007 10:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Castor traverse  Sucess!

ascent from NW face (from Mezzalama hut), descent through SE ridge (to Quintino Sella hut)


Griffiths - Jun 5, 2007 8:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Castor Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed late afternoon - quite cloudy and windy


Britette - May 25, 2007 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1996

Castor Traverse  Sucess!

Ascended west route and descended E arete as part of single day traverse of Monte Rosa group from KM to Nordend.


Britette - May 25, 2007 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 1996

Castor W Voie Normale  Sucess!

Johanna and I climbed the west side.


tonellophotography - Apr 21, 2007 6:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

Normal Route  Sucess!

Normal Route from Rif. Guide Val d'Ayas


DoJo - Nov 12, 2006 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1997

via Zwillinggletscher  Sucess!

rarely climbed in summer via Zwillinggletscher


daniele_p - Nov 6, 2006 10:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2003

My first ice-route  Sucess!

It has been my first ice route. I'll always remember this day.


Artoirius - Sep 3, 2006 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Route Climbed: Normal NNW route from Klein Matterhorn  Sucess!

After we had climbed Pollux we climbed Castor and reached the summit at about 4 o'clock. There were a lot of clouds and the weather started to change rapidly.

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