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EleutherosNobody on the Trail... Crystal Clear Skies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010


If you want to escape the crowds and see aspens blazing yellow, hike Uncompahgre on a weekday in late September. Especially enjoyed throwing large boulders off the cliff from the summit. Awesome.
Posted Sep 30, 2010 6:55 pm

billscherzMatterhorn Creek  Sucess!


A nice day hike from a camp above Matterhorn Creek
Posted Sep 26, 2010 7:22 pm

tomlaurenEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Climbed the east slopes from the Matterhorn Creek Trailhead. The hike was long but otherwise easy. The weather was perfect. On the summit there was no wind, and one could not see any clouds in any direction as far as one could see.
Posted Aug 7, 2010 6:27 pm

metal4lyfgorgeous!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010


the San Juans are amazing!!!
Posted Aug 3, 2010 11:59 pm

pacojgarzaWent for the combo.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010


After climbing 6 14ers in back to back fashion in the Buena Vista area I traveled to Lake City to climb the 5 nearby peaks and chose the Uncompahgre/Wetterhorn combo as my first climb there. Starting around 5:45 AM from the Matterhorn lower trailhead I summited Uncompahgre by 10 o`clock and then procceeded to Wetterhorn. The weather kept deteriorating as I went up the ridge and I finally aborted the summit bid at 13,800` due to storms approaching fast, luckily I was off the upper ridge when the sleet storm started, but the vivid lightning was a little scray. Eventually I returned to summit Wetterhorn 3 days later.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 11:54 am

patascentWetterhorn and Uncompahgre in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


The summit pitch was more fun than I expected. Super fun to combine with Wetterhorn. Started at Matterhorn Creek and finished at Nellie. It took 12 hours to climb them both because we didn't have 4 wheel drive clearance and walked from the lower trail heads. So thankful to Elly's owners for the ride down the last 2 miles of the 4 mile road. (#4)
Posted Jul 27, 2010 11:31 pm

PrestonArizonaBest day ever!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010


This was my first 14er. The weather forecast was sunny and warm. And it was. Started late from the Nellie Creek trailhead, and passed half a dozen others coming down. Very windy on the west face. Had the summit to myself except for a few marmots. Ate dinner in Lake City, then drove to Silverton over Cinnamon Pass at night. It was a great trail, a great adventure, and a day I'll never forget!
Posted Jul 23, 2010 2:03 am

belexesNellie Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Meetup.com Fierce Planet hike. We started from the 4WD trailhead. The pace was pretty fast: we started around 6AM and got back to the trailhead before noon. The group got pretty strung out along the trail, but everyone made the summit. It was windy at the top. Pretty easy for a 14er, with awesome scenery. The next day we were going to do Handies Peak from Grizzly Gulch, so a few of us drove through Capitol City and over Engineer and Cinnamon Passes to the trailhead. More great scenery along that drive.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 2:34 pm

skorpeoBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010


Just beautiful the whole way. I got a couple of nice shots of Wetterhorn.

I did four 14ers in five days. Not too frantic.
Posted Jun 26, 2010 10:58 pm

seanoNellie Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010


Thanks to a trailhead above 11k feet, it was a short morning jaunt. Cool peak, but too short. Trip report
Posted Jun 17, 2010 2:50 pm

blueshadeNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010


Nice hike, relatively short. Fun glissading!
Posted Jun 7, 2010 2:15 pm

Misanice hike with mom and Duches  Sucess!


great hike, nice views...
Posted May 19, 2010 1:27 pm

shanahan96west gully snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2010


climbed uncompahgre w/milburn via its southernmost west gully on a wavering may weather day. a mixed bag of snow, driving wind and calm bluebird skies had us constantly changing layers! the gully itself was a fine, fairly low-angled climb, albeit a bit tiring in the top 500' without a reprieve from kicking steps.

slipped up the nearby 13er broken hill solo afterwards before weaving my way through the snow-covered iron beds on the way out.

Posted May 17, 2010 12:54 pm

dclimb14meLove it  Sucess!


Love the area, also did Wetterhorn and Matterhorn
Posted Apr 26, 2010 12:02 am

theREALCarpeDMNellie Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008


A distinguished hunk of rock
Posted Apr 8, 2010 5:35 pm

utclimberSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Hiked up Uncompahgre, followed by Wetterhorn from the Matterhorn Creek TH.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 3:57 pm

KieferVia Nellie Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2010


Much easier then what was expected. But then again, we also had a path to follow from a good friend who was up there 2 days previous! Great weather!!! Very atypical for January
Posted Jan 13, 2010 1:28 am

SarahThompsonSummer & Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005


7/2/05 - Climbed from the Matterhorn Creek TH after making a trip up Wetterhorn. Long day.

1/11/10 - Climbed from camp in Matterhorn Creek. This was day 3 of a 3 day trip (packed in on day 1, climbed Wetterhorn on day 2, climbed Uncompahgre and packed out on day 3).
Posted Jan 12, 2010 12:58 am

bryangastNice view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997


Eat lunch with your feet over the cliff!
Posted Jan 7, 2010 9:23 pm

odysseusSweet Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2007


From the Nellie Creek TH with Mountain Girl. One of my favotite 14er hikes, beautiful approach.
Posted Oct 18, 2009 12:19 pm

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