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

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

Castor & Pollux  Sucess!

Easy but nice summit ridge.

damgaard

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

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

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

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

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

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

jasonconnell - Nov 24, 2007 10:04 pm

Standard route  Sucess!

Climbed on day 2 of the Frontier traverse starting from the Klein Matterhorn.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1168/1123861876_96885a4432_b.jpg

Cyrill

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

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

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

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

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

Castor Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed late afternoon - quite cloudy and windy

Britette

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

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

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

Normal Route  Sucess!

Normal Route from Rif. Guide Val d'Ayas

DoJo

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

via Zwillinggletscher  Sucess!

rarely climbed in summer via Zwillinggletscher

daniele_p

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

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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