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South-East Ridge - 5.2 PD

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There is one steep section which is somewhere around a 5.2 YDS, however, the route is secured by a fixed rope. The descent of this section can be safely done via prusiks.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


From the Klein Matterhorn cable car station, it is a ~2 walk across the Mezzalama glacier to the base of Pollux. From here there is some easy scrambling up loose rocks until you reach a steeper section which is secured with a fixed rope. Climb this and upon topping out, you will reach a statue of the Madonna. From here it is a simple walk up a snow covered path to the summit. The ascent from base to summit takes about 1 hr.

Submitted by: secander on 2009-10-12
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Route ID: 102015

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  Difficulty 5.2 PD
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: secander on 2009-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Be careful to not climb this too late in the day. We chained together Castor and Pollux and the recrossing of the Mezzalama glacier (at about 7:00 PM) became very dangerous due to the softened ice-bridges over the crevasses.

Added: 2009-10-12