West-North-West Flank* PD
[Castor, summit ridge, 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: Castor, summit ridge © caradoc
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nation1 - 10/Sep/15 with Chris Cope

Hidden - 10/Sep/15

Combined with Pollux. Quite icy - we used a couple of ice screw placements
AdamH - 06/Aug/15

Hidden - 14/Apr/15

humptydumpty - 2015

EuanM - 02/Sep/14

Keenb - 12/Aug/14 with Simon Oliver, Alec Carr

After an ascent of Pollux. Thankfully snow stayed firm. Nice summit ridge but not long enough! A memorable day, supping on a cup of soup before the haul back to Klein Matterhorn
android_lloyd - Aug/14

Bit of a plod. Best part was hot soup at the base, before the walk back to Klein Matterhorn.
Tom Packer - Aug/14

Simnel - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Andy L, Rog B, steve r

picasso - 01/Sep/13

MSchobitz - 30/Aug/13 with Papa

Hidden - 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 - Jul/13

sanguine - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Jon Wichett

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

sj87 - 11/Jul/11

industrialiceman - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/10

MSchobitz - Aug/10 with Papa

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

abbeywall - 08/Jul/08 with K

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

Hidden - 31/Jul/06

The Ivanator - Jul/06

MoWalker3 - 01/Aug/05 with PaulC

With Caroline Ogden
AdamCB - Aug/05

davidellis53 - 2005

colinakmc - 2nd - Jul/04

Hannah V - 2nd - 21/Jul/03 with Brede Arkless

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