Castore/Castor Climber's Log

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SarahThompson - Sep 7, 2009 10:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2009

From Klein Matterhorn station  Sucess!

Summitted in two hours from Klein Matterhorn station. Mostly easy glacier travel. Snow climb to the summit was easy. The gaping, icy bergschrund we had to climb over was the most serious hole I've ever had to negotiate. The short knife-edge ridge to the summit was exhilarating. This peak surprised me - I thought it was a beautiful climb. A nice introduction to snow routes in in Alps. Afterwards we continued over both summits of Lyskamm and descended the Grenz Glacier to catch the Gornergrat back down to Zermatt. An exhausting but incredible day!


secander - Aug 4, 2009 6:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Normal Route from Klein Matterhorn  Sucess!

Took first lift up to Klein Matterhorn. An easy trek across the glacier and an easy climb to the summit. Snow conditions and weather were good for the ascent, but the return trip was difficult since we bagged Pollux and did not begin our return across the glacier until far too late.


hernberg - Jul 26, 2009 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

Easy LJ  Sucess!

Walked from Klein Matterhorn station


oconnellr - Nov 2, 2008 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Route: WNW Flank  Sucess!

Left Guide d'Ayaas Hut in the morning, summitted via the WNW flank and descended the SE ridge, continuing on to Liskamm West. Great day out.

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.

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