Climbs 7
Rocktype Gneiss
Altitude 4228m a.s.l
Faces all

Castor summit © Simnel

Crag features

In the central part of the Pennine Alps, located between the Zermatt Breithorn and Liskamm. Usually done as part of a classic traverse with Pollux, its twin peak.

Approach notes

Either from the Monte Rosa hut (badly crevassed glacier) or from the Quintino Sella hut on the Italian side. It is also possible to approach from the Klein Matterhorn station in a day, or from the Bivacco Rossi Volante en route.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Castor summit
summit 88
2 South-East Ridge
F ** 59
3 South-West Buttress - Guides Routes
D+ ** 1
Climb name Grade
4 South-West Buttress - Classic Route
D+ ** 1
5 West-North-West Flank PD * 78
6 North-West Ridge PD * 13
Climb name Grade
7 North Flank
AD+ ***  

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