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seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012


Kind of a crappy sand slog, but with a good view. Day 1 of the Sierra Challenge. Trip report.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 9:30 pm

mengboSE slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


day hike from Twin Lakes. there was a heavy thunder storm the night before in that area.
Posted Aug 6, 2012 2:27 pm

SeanReedyCattle Creek TH to Horse Creek to East Couloir to HC Pass to Summit; return via Horse Creek to Mono Village   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012


My lab and I started at Cattle Creek TH and then traveled up Horse Creek to above the first big talus pile (the unnecessary to climb heavily ducked one). We turned off the regular approach route way early and headed up toward Sawtooth Ridge passing a nice tarn, stream, and tower, eventually scrambling to above 11k elevation along the north side of the arete that juts eastward from the north arete of Matterhorn Peak. Once things became greater than very mild class 3, we backtracked some, including some glissading, and traversed to below the base of the east couloir before traversing the talus slopes to Horse Creek Pass. After summitting, we headed down the Horse Creek Trail to Mono Village. The extra scrambling early on the way up made for a very long day, but the extra sights seen were worthwhile.
Posted Aug 5, 2012 4:44 pm

bedellympiannice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012


sub 4 hours from car to summit. probably my favorite area in the sierras. great views.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 11:18 pm

Travissmith2251Matterhorn rocks   Sucess!


favorite mountain so far
Posted Jun 22, 2012 7:12 pm

sardudeDid it.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


I don't remember when!?!? First time from Mono Villege NE chute slow & sandy w/ Dave G. & Judy R.. 2nd time North Arete 5.7ish w/ Paul D.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 1:30 am

Polarsun1First Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


Bob Shonerd and I put up a new route (Direct North Face, 5.7+) this season which avoids the looser lower sections of the North Arete. We established 55 - 60m rappels at every belay and were down in minutes. Excellent climbing!
Posted Dec 22, 2011 9:14 pm

LincolnB1987  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1987


On a backpack trip with sister Gwen, brother Jon and a friend
Posted Dec 6, 2011 9:14 pm

bedellympianEarly Snow
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011


I wanted to bag a last fall peak before heading up to the NW on a road trip. Had a freak snow storm in the Sierras a couple days before but decided to try the Matterhorn anyway because of easy access from Twin Lakes. It was a beautiful sunny day. Got only up to about 8500' and was post-holing through to my waist. Guess I'll have to try another time.
Posted Oct 11, 2011 3:46 pm

aranSnow, sleet, hail- "0% chance of percipitation" on North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


Great trip- watched summer turn to fall turn to early winter over night. The snow field has retreated off the gully so access without crampons wasn't so bad. Beautiful summit, though snowing when we got there! Turned to rain as we descended all the way back to Twin Lakes. Excellent weekend.
Posted Oct 1, 2011 8:42 pm

DrewidSE Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


A beautiful day hike up the Horse Creek drainage to the pass and on up but lord what a scree slog for the last mile or so. Round trip 12 hours. Plan to traverse the Sawtooth Crest next so this hike was good recon. Great summit perch and killer steep view back down toward Twin Lakes and out to the east.
Posted Sep 8, 2011 4:55 pm

atavistNorth Arete, approximately  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


Day climb from Twin Lakes. Without any more beta than is implied in the name of the route, I tried to stick to the arete and keep technical climbing difficulties less than 5.7. Though at the beginning I started off left of center. As pointed out by most other ascensionists, there is a lot of loose rock down low but it gets much more solid up high.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 1:06 pm

bobmcSE Slope to S Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Day 1 of Sierra Challenge 2011 (alt. challenge peak). Beautiful hike -- columbines in full bloom. Climbed the sandy slog to the right of the snowfield below the summit; then traversed to S ridge.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 6:33 pm

danomikeSE Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


Perfect weather and great views!
Posted Aug 21, 2011 9:31 pm

ElGrecoUp West couloir, down East couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Summited with Ann and Mathew. Perfect weather and conditions! Fun 4th/low 5th scrambling near top of W couloir. E couloir descent easier (3rd).
Posted Aug 14, 2011 6:16 pm

WayneFryWest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011


Up Horse Creek, base camped with SMG (Sierra Mountaineering Group) at 10,000 ft. Climbed west couloir then down climbed an icy 50 ft slope on the other side. Scrambled up a 3rd class gully then hit a rather steep snow slope. Climbed that slope with a fixed line and continued to the summit with more 3-4 class scrambling. Decended by way of the east couloir. The views from the top are most certainly worth the effort.
Posted Jun 29, 2011 1:33 am

Vitaliy M.Nice solo  Sucess!

Vitaliy M.

Solo dayhike from Twin Lakes via east couloir. Cool half of day outing.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 5:07 pm

mountainmattKerouac Style  Sucess!


Climbed this one in great slow heavy style up from Horse Creek with a few great people. Continued down Matterhorn to Cold Canyons and on out to the Meadows.
Posted Feb 7, 2011 9:36 pm

Iron HikerLong climb but magnificent views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Iron Hiker

A very nice summit in a beautiful area. The climb is long, though! The last slope is a little anticlimatic but the summit was spectacular. Had a little altitude headache at the last part but it went away after some rest and deep breathing. The climb took almost 11 hours.
Posted Nov 18, 2010 11:47 pm

xharvSoutheast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010


Day hike from Twin Lakes via Horse Creek basin. Eleven hours round trip.
Posted Sep 15, 2010 3:14 pm

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