Place info

Mt Castor

(4 routes)

This fine, rarely climbed peak just to the north of Pollux offers better climbing than its neighbour.

  • 2518m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2518m

This fine, rarely climbed peak just to the north of Pollux offers better climbing than its neighbour.

NZMS260: 
F38 812 570
Topo50: 
BZ11 712 953
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
III 2
0
  Follow the Bluffs route on Pollux and traverse below Pollux into the Pickelhaube Glacier. From there the South West Face is straightforward.

The first ascent was made via Chasm Pass and the col between Pollux and Helena. C C Benzoni, L W Divers, R R & G L Edwards & D C Peters, March 1937.

III 2+
0
  From the top of the moraine wall between Lake Lucidus and the North Wilkin, pick a line through the bluffs to gain a shelf that leads out to the lower East Ridge. Follow the ridge to the summit.

Ian Baine & Graham McCallum. Dec 1963.

III 2+
0
  Gain the glacier above Lake Lucidus via the Bluffs route on Pollux. The route follows a prominent rock rib which merges into the snow of the face proper.

Margaret Fyfe & Graham McCallum, Jan 1975.

III 2
0
  From the Drake River sidle up the valley draining the Pickelhaube Glacier, to above bushline. Cut left up a scrub and tussock rib to slabs under Pegasus and follow benches to the Pickelhaube Glacier. Choose a route to suit up the last steeper bit.

Matt Warwick & Geoff Spearpoint, Feb 1979.

Attribution: 
Allen Uren & John Cocks
This place appears in: 
The Mount Aspiring Region: a guide for mountaineers
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