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West-North-West Flank* PD

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[View South from Castor, 2 kb]The normal route from the Klein Matterhorn station. Mostly straightforward steep snow, but there are crevasses, and the final few metres can be very steep. Threatened by avalanches in certain conditions. Finishes along a fine snow crest to the top.

Photo: View South from Castor © caradoc
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

MSchobitz - 30/Aug/13 with eberhard

From Val d'Ayas Hut, 05.45, summit 08.00, all good.
streapadair - Solo - 21/Aug/13

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

R_W_M - 17/Aug/13 with Duncan

Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 14/Aug/13 with Steve Kedward

d80f0u - 2nd - 30/Jul/13 with Oscar

I thought I had done the WNW Flank route from the K. Matterhorn, hmmm. Just under 6 hours to and from the station, the return slog across the glacier was exhausting on slushy snow. Memorable arete on last fifty metres to the summit.
caradoc - 13/Jul/13 with nick yapp

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/13

67hours - 01/Jul/13 with Becky H

Hidden - Jul/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 17/Sep/12

thomaspomfrett - 23/Jul/12 with Wendy Nicholls, Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/12

A bit late, in softening snow, spectacular summit ridge
mattgrange - 29/Jun/12

AlasdairM - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - 22/Jul/11

wildrover220 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Ali Dixon

industrialiceman - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/10

MSchobitz - Aug/10 with eberhard

Binder - Jun/10 with Chris L

markshaf - Lead - 2010 with Tom Esser, Raymond McCourt

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Jon Moulding

Simon Baker - 17/Jul/09

bengillies - 11/Jul/09

Slick - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/08

As part of a knackering day, all the way over to Lyskamm. We climbed Castor twice! Brilliant to have the mountain to ourselves the first time, and see the dawn from the summit.
Only a hill - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/08 with James Roddie

JamesRoddie - Aug/08 with Alex Roddie

Straightforward climb from Guide D'Ayas hut in great conditions - clear sky & no wind.
JezzaCat - Jul/08 with Paul

Bit scary on a couple of steep steps near the top.
Gareth T - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Gethin Howells

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

Only a hill - Jul/07 with James Roddie

Hidden - 09/Aug/06

The Ivanator - Jul/06

With Caroline Ogden
acb44 - Aug/05

davidellis53 - 2005

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 40 (2.5%)
Lead5 of 40 (12.5%)
Followed2 of 40 (5.0%)
Alt Leads6 of 40 (15.0%)
Unknown26 of 40 (65.0%)

'Climbed'33 of 40 (82.5%)
clean O/S7 of 40 (17.5%)