South-South-West Flank (Normal Route) F
[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

Hidden - 22/Jul/11

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

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/10

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

matt0759 - 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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