Pollux / Polluce Climber's Log

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boriskrielen - Feb 5, 2018 6:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2003

E-flank  Sucess!

Climbed the S-ridge till the Madonna in extremely bad weather and icy conditions. Next day climbed the E-flank to the summit.


il.rocciatore - Mar 12, 2016 4:05 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: august 2011  Sucess!

Climbed the SW Ridge starting from the Bivouac Rossi e Volante and continued down the SE Ridge in order make the traverse with the Castor.

On the lower cracks the fixed lines are definitely welcome, but the fixed line on the last wall is absolutely not necessary, since there are plenty of holds and placements for protection.

The bivouac was messy. We cleaned it as much as possible and took down whatever garbage we could carry. Area around the bivouac is public toilet, so be careful when searching snow to melt.


Lodewijk - Oct 30, 2015 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2015

Great Route  Sucess!

One of the nicest normal routes on a 4000m peak in the Monte Rosa area. Great rock climbing and a fine summit ridge. Climbed together with Roeland and Pieter from the Ayaz Hut. After Pollux we climbed Castor.
First ones to summit that day. At our descent it was really crowded at the fixed ropes below the ''Madonna'', we were glad to leave at that time. Still, we had to wait for 30 minutes to get down the fixed ropes.


albertofanga - Sep 5, 2015 6:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

Polluce in Monte Rosa  Sucess!

great climbing on ice and rock from the Guide d'Ayaz hut. always great in the Monte Rosa!

viktor vaughn

viktor vaughn - Jan 29, 2015 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Italian normal route

Perfect weather the whole week. We ascended the Breithorn, Castor, Pollux, Parrotspitze and Signalkuppe. Slept at the Monta Rosa Hut.


markhallam - Sep 14, 2014 3:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2014

Climbed with Castor  Sucess!

With my son Keith, climbed both Pollux and Castor from Rossi e Volante Bivvy Hut. We did furthest away, Castor via WNW Flank first - and then did Pollux via SW ridge, 'on the way back'.
All in all, this was a fantastic day out, in near perfect conditions - a real stroke of luck after all the uncertain weather recently.
The chains described in my guidebook (and featuring in photo on this page) at the crux of the route have been replaced with thick fixed ropes by the way. The first part of this section involved an easy traverse, but then an awkward move up over a jammed boulder, which was a little strenuous. The 2nd part of the crux section was steeper, but very easy, on big incut holds, making fixed rope scarcely necessary. Both parts of this crux section needed about 15m each run out of rope and were adequately provided with secure bolts to clip into and act as runners/belays.


alpinbeta - Sep 2, 2014 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

Pollux traverse  Sucess!

From Mezzalama Hut


yuval - Aug 30, 2014 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

Normal route  Sucess!

Great weather, nice summit.


Bluebell08 - Aug 21, 2014 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2014

Normal Route  Sucess!

From Klein Matterhorn. Beautiful day, some clouds came in late but great summit views. Quite warm with the sun and many parties out and about.


Donno - Aug 11, 2013 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1994

Normal route  Sucess!

W/ Rahil


Jurgen - Jul 29, 2013 8:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Normal Route from Klein Matterhorn  Sucess!

Day trip from Klein Matterhorn. Combined it with an ascent of the Caster, which we climbed first.


telemarkdude - Nov 14, 2012 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1991

Fun Route  Sucess!

Really liked this route. We skied in, with great snow conditions, to Pollux's base. Snow was nice and firm going up the snow gully. Rock was clean and fairly solid going up. Enough variation on this short climb to keep it interesting.


JoaoNeves - Sep 17, 2012 4:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

Nice safe climb  Sucess!

Climbed the SW ridge with Pol adn came down via the W snow slope.
Nice safe climb!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Sep 3, 2012 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1990

Pollux Traverse  Sucess!

From Mezzalama Hut.


RyanHoover - Aug 28, 2012 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb, got quite the tangle going with impatient parties trying to cross paths though.


marc123 - Aug 22, 2012 4:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2005

Traverse  Sucess!

Up the normal route and down the east ridge


gimpilator - Aug 12, 2012 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

4 Peaks Of Monte Rosa  Sucess!

We came from Klein Matterhorn and Breithorn the day before. Pollux was my favorite peak of the trip because I enjoyed the route. After Pollux we also did Castor, and Ludwigshoehe the next day before descending the Gorner Glacier to the Monte Rosa Hut. At this point I had to descend all the way to Visp to get surgery for a strange illness and we were not able to climb Dufourspitze as we had planned.


Koen - Jul 31, 2012 8:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

SWridge  Sucess!

Together with Castor on one perfect day from Ayas hut.


rgg - Jul 26, 2012 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Great weather  Sucess!

Climbed with gimpilator and Ryan. We made good time on the way up, but got held up by ascending parties on our way down.


IvanBraunDK - Jan 15, 2012 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011

Perfect summit, followed by white out  Sucess!

Climbed it from the Ayas hut, the day started crystal clear, but weather got worse during the day. After descent and on our way back to the hut did we experience white out, I couldn't even see my own boots.

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