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[South South West Flank with The Matterhorn behind, 2 kb]Follow the crowds from the top cable car station

Photo: South South West Flank with The Matterhorn behind © Nigel R Lewis
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This climb is in 142 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14

Did in a one-er from Testa Grigia, summitted 3:10pm then spent night at hut at Testa grigia - recommended!
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Helen, Liz

Ross.Cooper - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/14 with Pete Jarrett

Easy snow plod.
ralphio - 15/Jul/14

Simnel - Lead - 03/Jul/14 with Rog B, steve r

MSchobitz - 30/Aug/13 with eberhard

derberni - 26/Aug/13 with Julia, Christian

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Giles Ruck

R_W_M - 17/Aug/13 with Duncan

Descent
alastairbegley - 06/Aug/13 with Fraser, David Qualtrough

punj - 03/Aug/13 with john meechan

After doing the western traverse
henry.jeffreys - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with James Brewer

R_W_M - 03/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

yelotango - Jul/13

Hidden - 2013

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 15/Sep/12

razzorbuzz - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/12

Easy walk from the cable car station on the Klein Matterhorn.
Keenb - 17/Aug/12 with Dominic Clatworthy, Andy Elliott, Alec Carr

Liam Ingram - 16/Aug/12 with Robert Taylor

Acclimatisation peak, pretty poor weather so no view.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Liam Ingram

As temps were high, just a quick nip up on the first lift.
mattrm - AltLd - 26/Jul/12 with Steve Kedward

wendynicholls - 23/Jul/12 with Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome, Thomas Pomfrett

From klein mattehorn en route to ayas hut
thomaspomfrett - 22/Jul/12 with Wendy Nicholls, Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome

Descent.
olekemi - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - 11/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/12

A warm-up plod, but good views, very impressed by the solo climber 'stecking it' up the North Face!
mattgrange - 28/Jun/12

elboy - Lead - 23/Aug/11

morgath67 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Edward Liam Boyle

jasoncash - 15/Aug/11 with Andy Cash

AlasdairM - Aug/11

Went with a guide excellent experience slippy slippy!
Tsergo - Aug/11

Tomdingle - 2nd - Aug/11

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with James

hokkyokusei - 22/Jul/11 with Jonathan

Adamski1986 - AltLd - Jul/11 with Kev Murley, Eamon Hanlon, John Walker

From Kleine Matterhorn. Terrible weather, 20m visibility the whole way. No views!! ~60mph winds on summit, too windy to stand properly. An experience!
Martin Davies - 25/Jun/11 with Pete Brook

Ski ascent to the ridge then a nice walk along the crest.
andyinglis - 09/Mar/11 with Monica

A ski ascent/descent marginal conditions
John HW - Lead - 17/Nov/10 with Johnny Griff

GermanAlex - Sep/10

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Jonathan Ellis, James Ellis

Jon Ellis - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Chris Ellis, James Ellis

3-day acclimatization and preparation for Monte Rosa. Take cable car from Zermatt to the Klein Matterhorn and climb Breithorn (4164m). Descend and traverse to the Guide d'Ayas Hut for the night (3420m). Total walking time about 6 hours.
moose ridd - Lead - 20/Aug/10 with C.Steel

Hidden - Solo - Aug/10

Happy Haggis - Aug/10 with Hugh Robinson

Robbo1 - Aug/10 with Jen Robinson

MSchobitz - Aug/10 with eberhard

fleapitfan - 19/Jul/10

edmitchell - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with kitty duncan

Hidden - 30/Jun/10

Binder - Jun/10 with Chris L

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

KatieG - 01/Sep/09

Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 09/Aug/09 with Steve Kedward

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/09

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09

ross duffield - 26/Jul/09 with row

Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Andy Cooper

bengillies - 10/Jul/09

liam prince - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with gary osguthorpe

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Simnel - 2009 with Pete Middleton

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/08

Hidden - 31/Aug/08

Hidden - 31/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/08

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/08

featuresforfeet - 03/Aug/08 with Laura

Easy - yes. But lots of fun too. Great views from summit.
MattOwen - Aug/08 with Simon Thorn

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

Chris Plewa - 2nd - Aug/08

Hidden - Aug/08

Gareth T - AltLd O/S - Jun/08 with Gethin Howells

munnsy - 27/Aug/07

Andrew1 - AltLd - 27/Aug/07 with Vicky

Descended normal route from central summit
mart rich - 25/Aug/07 with Steve Moody

PondLife - 20/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/07

got within about a hundred metres of the summit, had to turn back for the last cable car, had walked up in a storm from the teodulu hut. (not cheated up the expensive cable car.
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo dnf - Aug/07 with Neil Cookson- My DAD

K9 - Aug/07 with Ian and Clair, Fran

trigger118 - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Roger Chamberlain, Ian Gunn

Jim Brooke - Aug/07 with Alex Robbins, Pete Walsham, Malcolm

MikeLell - Solo - 25/Jul/07

Tried for semi traverse, got stuck just short of summit Kade felt exposed. Good training climb
phez - AltLd - 16/Jul/07 with Kade Spears

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/07

Adderbury Climber - AltLd - 04/Jul/07 with Roger Chamberlain, Jonathan Gunn

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/07

alpboy57 - Sep/06 with Tom, Neil

Hidden - 24/Aug/06

franny - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/06

Also did 2nd summit.
HIGHTOWER - Lead - 09/Aug/06 with Fruitbat

Hermann Berie guides. Len Pope and co.
johnjb - 08/Aug/06

Tried for the half traverse but had to back out after two summits due to crampon problems!
JezzaCat - Aug/06 with Simon

cheekyboy - Jul/06 with Dave Stead

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

ceri's - 2nd - Jul/06 with Charles

matthias13 - Jul/06 with Danny & Mike Parker

Hidden - Jul/06

Half traverse
kenseamon - Jun/06 with Kathy Cosley

davidellis53 - Aug/05

Howard J - 28/Jul/05

industrialiceman - Lead - 28/Jul/05

Hidden - 17/Jul/05

DonkeyKong - Sep/04 with Paul

Hidden - 21/Jul/04

tom_holdsworth - 15/Jul/04 with Will Taylor

mortimea - Jul/04 with Ian Milton, Tom Weston

peteetheridge - Jul/04

Hidden - Jun/04

peteetheridge - 2004 with Jim Heath, Tom Weston

Descended normal route after traverse from Breithorn Central.
DavPk - 02/Sep/03 with Adam Henly

markshaf - Lead - 30/Aug/03 with Linda Muckersie

Graeme Hammond - 29/Jul/03 with ESMAT

foggieclimber - 21/Jul/03 with Neil Gauld

Central summit also, but used the cable car.
cliffy - 2003 with Alan Turner

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/02

An excellent description!
Jonny M - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Other

Ed Saint - Aug/02

barrington1978 - Aug/02

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 16/Jul/02 with Andy W

Andy Clarke - AltLd - 08/Aug/00 with MikeW, ChrisA

Long snow plod from Zermatt
Ashley Hold - Solo - 16/Oct/99

djdavies - 2nd - 17/Aug/99

Hidden - 08/Jul/99

Tim Bateman - Jul/99

Easy snow plod from Klein Matterhorn station in poor visibility. Narrow knife edge arete on descent route with good sense of exposure focuses the mind on not catching a crampon.
Bilbo - 07/Aug/97 with Steve

Hidden - 10/May/97

Martyn - Solo O/S - Aug/96 with Rob Boylin

Iain Thow - Solo - 24/Sep/95

Tim Bateman - Jul/93

Hidden - Solo - Jul/93

Hidden - Solo - Jul/93

colinthrelfall - 1990

Hidden - Jul/87

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/81

With Mum, Dad and brother
Captain Solo - 2nd - Aug/81

and a French guy
Nigel Coe - 29/Jul/78 with Martin Sansby, Jackie Coe

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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 142 (7.0%)
Lead21 of 142 (14.8%)
Followed11 of 142 (7.7%)
Alt Leads24 of 142 (16.9%)
Unknown76 of 142 (53.5%)

'Climbed'116 of 142 (81.7%)
clean O/S24 of 142 (16.9%)
clean rpt1 of 142 (0.7%)
dnf1 of 142 (0.7%)