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nmmi9100Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Standard Route Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!
Memorable climb to a comfortably large summit with beautiful weather. Exact day of the month escapes me. Climbed with neighbor Rob Ostner.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 4:24 pm

mntnplayRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Standard Date Climbed: 28 August 2005  Sucess!

mntnplay

2:30 up. Nice views on excellent trail with nothing more than class 2. The actual trail ascends the second scree gully that you come to. The views down the face from the summit are worth the walk.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 1:53 am

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: West gullies Date Climbed: ~'93  Sucess!

Woodie Hopper

Approached from the north and ascended via west gullies, camped between Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn. Attempted Wetterhorn as well but was foiled by lightning near the prow.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 8:24 am

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: August 31, 1998  Sucess!
This would have to be my favourite of the 14ers. It's a great hike up, through wonderful open alpine meadows. Next time I will camp enroute as opposed to at the trailhead. But even still, its a great hike.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 10:30 am

Scott WisherRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

Scott Wisher

A great half-day hike. I wish we could have left the camp by 3 am to be at the summit by sunrise. That adventure I'll save for the next time I summit Uncompahgre. I know I'll be back at this one. The views are great. I love the San Juan's.



If you want to see the rest of the photos that I haven't posted on here, click here.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 3:46 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

shknbke

started at 11000' to get 3K' total gain for Wetterhorn. Such a unique mountain with jaw dropping cliffs off the summit. The gully to gain the plateau was a little annoying, but other than that the trail is great!
Posted Jul 19, 2005 1:35 am

doumallRoute Climbed: West Gullies Date Climbed: July, 20 2004  Sucess!

doumall

34th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:35 pm

illegal_smileRoute Climbed: July 10, 2005 Date Climbed: Sep  Sucess!

illegal_smile

After reaching the top of wetterhorn we took off for uncompahgre, long hike and by the top i was ready to go back to camp ,but it was great weather and much fun!
Posted Jul 11, 2005 12:33 pm

ChuckORoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!

ChuckO

Have done this peak twice. Love the dropoffs from the pinicels(sp?) on the ridge south of the summit blocks. A classic.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 1:50 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 1989  Sucess!
I really enjoyed this day climb. A group of cowboys

took a huge herd of sheep pass me in the basin east

of the mtn..taking them to summer pasture. Because

of its profile it became one of those mountains I just

"had" to do!! I am so glad I did!
Posted Apr 4, 2005 1:35 am

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes with Wetterhorn Peak Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

What a great hike, but I was spent after this one! After summiting Wetterhorn Peak by 7:30am, I set off onto the Southwest Slopes of Uncompahgre. The views of Wetterhorn, Matterhorn, and Uncompahgre are spectacular throughout the hike. I was enjoying the summit of Uncompahgre by 12:30pm.
Posted Mar 28, 2005 9:03 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek East Slopes Route Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

Car camped near the trailhead on Saturday w/ my English Pointer Clayton. Then left camp about 7:30 a.m. and hiked w/ a couple of people from Arizona and New Mexico for a bit, although our paces were different. I summitted at 10:30, but left before 11:00 due to a dark cloud moving in. We were back at the TH by 1:00, making 3 hours up and 2 hours down...pretty good time I thought...Drove back to Evergreen and was home in time for dinner! Nice weekend jaunt
Posted Feb 1, 2005 11:48 am

charles97Route Climbed: From Wetterhorn Date Climbed: September 9, 2004  Sucess!

charles97

Double bagging of Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre. Weather was getting questionable when I got to Uncompahgre, but decided to tough it out. Made a mad dash coming down and literally ran down the whole way.
Posted Jan 28, 2005 2:12 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!

Larry V

Fun climb with Aaron and Alan. The summit view was just unbelievable. Highly recommended!
Posted Jan 19, 2005 11:37 pm

phillinleyRoute Climbed: nellie creek Date Climbed: September 16, 2004  Sucess!

phillinley

This was my first time taking a 4x4 trail up with a jeep. Wow, not an experience I'd like to repeat again. The climb was nice. We started late and summited at sunset which offered some great views. Descent to the trailhead gave us an awesome amphitheatre of stars that I wish my camera could capture.
Posted Sep 24, 2004 12:52 am

lmillerRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!
Started at the bottom of the road since our vehicle could not make it up the rough road. This made it a long hike, 15 miles, 5000 feet elevation gain. Weather was perfect with no threatening storms. Left at 6:45 AM, returned by 3 PM. Hike up the road had a couple of slightly difficult water crossings. We took our shoes off for one of them and used a good log for the other one. Trail is good except for one difficult patch around 13800 feet. If you look carefully for the cairned route, it is not too bad, though it is rocky and steep there. On the summit met a friendly chipmunk who tried to hop into my backpack. Nice day, great hike!
Posted Aug 20, 2004 11:41 am

JessicahikerRoute Climbed: Nellie creek Date Climbed: August 17 2004

Jessicahiker

Wow! What an experience. The 4WD road to the trailhead is harrowing to say the least. Road was blocked by vehicle with blown tire. We sneaked by. Larger SUV's had to wait an hour; so we were told by several other hikers. The trail is spectacular. Very pretty scenery. Had a difficult time from the south ridge to13,500. Even more difficult hiking up the wall to get to 13,900. Began to popcorn snow at 14,000 feet.Storms building to the west. Had to descend. Hikers at the summit made their way down also. Sleeting at 13,500 feet on our descent. Great experience for a novice hiker like me.
Posted Aug 19, 2004 10:58 am

jrfRoute Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 7, 2004  Sucess!

jrf

Drove almost to the 4wd trailhead and camped for the night. Hiked up in the morning in beautiful and reached the summit in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Easy climb on good trail for 95% of the way and the other 5% is easy as well. I had the summit to myself the whole time and didn't meet anyone else until I got down to about 13,000 feet.



I would definitely do this again. Awesome views and an awesome mountain.
Posted Aug 17, 2004 10:47 am

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard--Nellie Creek Date Climbed: 198?, 199?  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

I've done this mountain twice, both times with Aaron, the first climb I don't remember who else was along, but the second time was with Rosa and Shirley. To me, Uncompahgre is a perfect example of the reason we climb non-difficult/technical mountains. The area is beautiful, the climb is nice, the view from on top is wonderful--it's an incomparably better place to be than our day jobs! This mountain--at least the standard route--doesn't have the interest, thrill, or technical challenge provided by peaks where just "making it" is an accomplishment, but what a wonderful way to spend a day!

First climb was memorable (and after actually being able to look down the precipitous north face on the second ascent, perhaps a bit more dangerous than we realized at the time) because much of the mountain's upper reaches were in the clouds, with limited visibility, wind, and snow. The only way we knew we'd finally made it was when there was no more "up!"

Posted Aug 10, 2004 2:55 pm

jvossRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 8, 2004  Sucess!

jvoss

Summited by 9:30am and the weather was so nice we stayed for an hour. Scramble at the end was fun, but there is a more stable route up the rock if you stay to the right. The trail was fantastic.
Posted Jul 20, 2004 11:20 pm

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