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UdinkUncompahgre, my third 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2017


I hiked the peak on the first of a three-day road trip in Colorado. It was my third 14er, but my first experience with altitude sickness.

A friend and I arrived late on Friday night and found a decent spot to camp on a short side road away from the main road along Nellie Creek. Up early the next morning, we drove the rest of the way to the trailhead and started hiking by 6:30AM. It took five hours to get to the summit, and most of the way I was feeling fatigued, with a mild headache and a little nausea. Getting back down took 2.5 hours.

The rest of our weekend was spent driving and doing short hikes. We hit Engineer Pass on Sunday and Black Bear Pass on Monday, but unfortunately no more 14ers for me on this trip.
Posted Jul 16, 2017 4:23 pm

jeffrawnThe Beauty and Wonder of the San Juans  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015


Fun mountain!
Posted Sep 5, 2016 2:51 pm

ozarkmacFun hike, great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016


Solo hike. Had the summit to myself for 30 minutes. Sublime.
Posted Jul 29, 2016 6:32 pm

SchwartzOnRan this in a day   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016


This is an easy one, so i made it a little more difficult. Ran the route from the start to Wetterhorn, back to back with Wet for day 2. Since there was no snow or need for crampons/ice ax, just went up light and came back fast. Up in 3.5 hours, ascending West Face via my own route, to connect with Uncompaghre Standard Route right before summit. Gorgeous crossing the Matterhorn basin, and saw barely no one. The San Juans have great climbing.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:18 am

cmarks7cloudsGreat verticality & panorama  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 1989


Easy really to be a 14er but then that's Colorado. I love the Ouray area, really nice. Wouldn't mind owning a get-away there.
The mountain features a relatively flat top with lots of room to take in an incredible view; on and I truly love the sheer walls.
Posted May 17, 2016 8:52 pm

yadahzoemtnOne of my favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015


4th of July celebration. Hardest part was getting to the trailhead :-)
Posted Jan 5, 2016 9:41 pm

MMclimbhighMatt/Unc/Wett Trifecta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015


Beautiful weekend in the Matterhorn Creek basin. Climbed Matterhorn Friday evening, Uncompahgre Saturday and Wetterhorn on Sunday. Good times!
Posted Sep 22, 2015 9:59 am

fallonclimbsFun even in rainstorm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015


Rainstorm (no lightning or thunder) was an extra challenge, but really loved this hike and the views when the clouds cleared!
Posted Sep 9, 2015 12:19 am

OnagerStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2015


Today Charlie and I climbed 14,308 ft. Uncompahgre Peak in the San Juan Range. We drove in his Jeep Wrangler on a rugged 4WD road up to the upper trailhead and camped. We hit the Nellie Creek trail around 5:30AM and made the summit around 8:45AM. Made it back to the trailhead around 11:30AM. Approx. 8 miles round trip. Had a great time on a great peak! 14er #28.
Posted Aug 30, 2015 10:15 pm

Hiker4life2nd CO 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Went up Nellie Creek trail.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 9:02 pm

Moogie737TH above Nellie Creek Road obstacle course  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015


#1 7-4-15 What an exciting way to celebrate our nation's birth: seas of Columbine, relaxing snowfields, sweeping vistas and priceless friends. I have bin reichlich gesegnet.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 11:57 am

RMdaytripsgrlEast Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015


Beautiful day, beautiful high alpine terrain with flowers blooming everywhere! Made it about 1/2 up the 4WD road to have a ~10 mile hike with ~3300 vert. Easy and perfect...
Posted Jul 2, 2015 7:30 pm

gjehleLong Past  Sucess!
Climed many times starting in high school... nice long slog
Posted Apr 7, 2015 11:45 am

voxnihiliLoved it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2014


Nellie Creek route in the moonlight to make it up for sunrise. Amazing views and a couple of foxes near the summit.
Posted Aug 13, 2014 12:54 am

SenadRViews, views....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014


Mountain of many colors, beautiful hike. Views from top of this mountain are amazing. Amazing 360° views!
Posted Aug 3, 2014 11:21 pm

ajberryLate snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2014


Via Nellie Ck. Got a lift up the road (thanks, San Diego folks) but walked down. Fun snow descent.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 7:28 am

MissHDon't let the name fool ya!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014


Hard to spell, but not to climb... but it was quite a long approach from the campsite by Matterhorn Creek. But still shorter than the approach from Nellie Creek TH.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 4:33 pm

ericdA San Juan primer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014


Matterhorn Creek trail offered 12.8 miles of an easy 3,900' rise over run-out. Grassy trail has good views of nearby San Juan peaks ...kinda looks like your in the Swiss-Alps.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 4:16 pm

SiberianSayanLovely hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002


Approximate date. Beautiful climb start to finish.
Posted May 14, 2014 3:01 am

alpineairCold!  Sucess!
Almost had a heart attack on the way down when a hawk waited till I was about two feet away to fly off. I had not seen it and it really startled me!
Posted Oct 28, 2013 11:17 am

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