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mountainvoodooRoute Climbed: SE slope via horse creek pass Date Climbed: October 3rd, 2004  Sucess!

mountainvoodoo

Summited at 10:00 a.m with Steve & Russ from Tahoe, Light snow on summit. Beautiful view, will have to try the East Couloir next time.
Posted Oct 4, 2004 5:21 pm

stoneman5Route Climbed: North Arete Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

stoneman5

Very fun, not terribly committing. Beautiful camping, beautiful summit, nice trip.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 7:32 pm

orandallRoute Climbed: east couloir Date Climbed: sep 05 2004  Sucess!

orandall

accidentally ascended to base of east couloir from first drainage/gully seen on HC trail. Not a bad route actually - mostly class 2/3 and allows you to skip talus and drops nearly at base of glacier. glacier itself was easy to cross in just standard hiking boots and is almost completely gone, although there were one or two very easily spotted crevasses. East Couloir is a very loose scree slog with heavy potential for rockslides. I stayed on the right wall for as much as possible - but it was impossible to completely avoid the scree. took one of the many vatiaions of the HC Pass "trail" on descent. Car-to-Car 12 hours.
Posted Sep 6, 2004 8:27 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: East Couloir Date Climbed: Aug 21 2004  Sucess!

TDRoberts

Great mountain - strenuous hike up from Twin Lakes - especially with all the loose rock and sand in the couloir. Glacier easily crossed in approach shoes- lots of debris. Didn't spend much time on summit with afternoon clouds building - but strom did not break until well down into Horse Creek Canyon.
Posted Aug 27, 2004 10:48 pm

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: Horse Creek Pass Date Climbed: Circa 1990 and again 1992  Sucess!

tahoeberne

This was a long, but worthwhile hike. The last class 3 scrambling up the south wall was thrilling. Not a lot of room on the summit blocks. Great view.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 8:31 pm

bennovakRoute Climbed: Southeast Slope from Horse Creek Pass Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

bennovak

A pretty tough day hike filled with many obstacles. From the discriptions I read it looked pretty simple and short so my hiking buddy, Greg Paul, and I spent the evening before boozing it up in Bridgeport. Not a great idea; The use trail is hard to follow, the talus route up the pass is pretty tiring, the summit slope has plenty of scree and there is a bit of exposure towards the top. It was worth it but we agreed that we won't be coming back for seconds... or at least not with a hangover.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 2:36 am

DigglerRoute Climbed: North ArĂȘte Date Climbed: 8 August, 2004  Sucess!

Diggler

Climbed with Gordon(ye) & Mark (Pellucid Wombat). This route intimidated me from our campsite, as steep and bad-ass as it looked. While we never got off route, the route finding I found to be interesting. The exposure on much of the route was intense, the cracks were steep, and the crux dihedral was clean and great! Divying up each pitch into a half-pitch (to use best the 1 rope we had) made things interesting. The last real (dihedral/squeeze chimney) pitch we did as a full one. Great climb with good friends.
Posted Aug 12, 2004 9:52 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: North Arete - descended East Couloir Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

Climbed this route with Dirk (Diggler) and Gordon as a finale to my mountaineering extravaganza in the Sierra. After 7 days on the Sierra Challenge w/ Bob Burd, this was an excellent way to finish up the trip!
Posted Aug 10, 2004 4:41 pm

gordonyeRoute Climbed: North arete Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

gordonye

Climbed with Dirk Summers (Digger) and Mark Thomas (PellucidWombat). My first ever multi-pitch climb. We camped at beautiful Matterhorn Lake, and from there ascended slabs left of the drainage until the top of the moraine of Matterhorn Glacier. Crossing the glacier was easy without using crampons, as the steeper parts could be bypassed by climbing debris piles all the way up to East Couloir. The couloir was snow-free, and we found the start of the route a little ways up the couloir above a big left-facing open-book according to JD's helpful tips. Beautiful climbing and great company!
Posted Aug 10, 2004 4:36 pm

AlpinistRoute Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!

Alpinist

Climbed Matterhorn from Horse Creek Pass as part of a 10-day backpacking trip in Yosemite and the Hoover Wilderness Area.
Posted Jul 27, 2004 8:19 pm

ShaaseRoute Climbed: East Couloir Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

Shaase

Great day topping out with perfect alpen glow twilight after a late start.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 4:03 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: October 1999  Sucess!

RSN473

Climbed south east ridge - avoided the sandy SE Slope by staying on or close to the ridge (climbers right)
Posted Mar 11, 2004 10:40 am

birdheadRoute Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

birdhead

This mountain was the goal of my first backpacking trip back in 2000. We failed to summit. Then I went back the next year in June and failed to summit again. Then I went back that same summer in August, and finally...I summit. This is a beautiful peak and worth the hike. Now it seems straightforward, but when I first started climbing peaks it was tough.

June 22nd, 2012 - Day hiked from Twin Lakes.
Posted Feb 4, 2004 4:42 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: East Couloir Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Sam Mills

This is a very fun climb. I especially liked the small hanging meadows in the area below the glacier. These would make for a very relaxing campsite on a two day climb. There was no snow in the couloir at this time of year, but still a great outing.
Posted Jan 29, 2004 5:34 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: North Arete with 5.9 start Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!
Did this fine route as a day hike with Bruce Pottenger. We did the 5.9 variation right from the toe of the arete.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 3:12 pm

danbknoxRoute Climbed: East Couloir Date Climbed: August 23 '03  Sucess!

danbknox

With Joe Hansen during search for Fred Classen, Still missing
Posted Nov 30, 2003 3:57 am

MishaRoute Climbed: East Couloir - East Ridge variation Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

Misha

Interesting late season climb. After crossing the rock-hard Matterhorn glacier (which included jumping over crevasses), Etsuko and I slogged our way up the couloir to the saddle on the East ridge. Couloir was snow free, very loose and unpleasant. From the saddle, we stayed true to the East ridge for some fun Class 4 climbing on perfect granite. This ~200' rock section made our trip worth while. Views from the top and the weather could not have been better!
Posted Oct 27, 2003 10:13 am

Scott PierceRoute Climbed: SE Slope from Horse Creek Pass Date Climbed: September, 1996  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

Descended via East Couloir
Posted Oct 27, 2003 12:04 am

ScottySRoute Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: Sept 6, 2003  Sucess!

ScottyS

Started from Twin Lakes, took the Cleaver Notch route from Horse Creek up to Blacksmith Peak, traversed behind the Sawtooth Ridge to the Doodad, then climbed the west face of Matterhorn and descended the East Couloir route to Horse Creek.



Posted Sep 20, 2003 8:12 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: Horse Creek to East Couloir Date Climbed: July 3, 2003  Sucess!

ScottyS

My first ascent of this nice peak. Climbed with bearbnz after work on a cloudless, breezy evening. Drove down from Reno and left Twin Lakes around 1740, summited at 2050. Descent took about the same amount of time due to the lack of moonlight. The north arete was tempting --- I had to practically pull Barry off of it with the accompanying reassurance: "we'll have more time next time"!
Posted Jul 7, 2003 1:38 pm

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