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Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1967

Mountain Jim

Someone had left a woman's bra tied to the summit post ... must have been a fun climb.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 1:54 am

markhyamsStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1995


This climb rounded out my first trip to the San Juans, that started the love-affair with this range that continues today.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 1:10 am

KieferRoute Climbed: Matterhorn Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!


I summited Wetterhorn the day before Uncompaghre.

Again, I had the entire mountain to myself. The snow was fairly minimal with some decent snowfields in the upper basin but the wind was absolutely terrible! Some of the fiercest wind I've experienced. It made the final pitch pretty sketchy.

I got down, and went & had an awesome dinner back in Lake City at this Italian restaurant then drove back up and camped for uncompaghre the following day.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 12:39 pm

LSRoute Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: 11-sep-2005  Sucess!


See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/uncompahgre_peak
Posted Dec 26, 2005 5:00 pm

Rob ThompsonRoute Climbed: South East Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 1975  Sucess!

Rob Thompson

A hike you don’t forget: 30+ years ago we spent a glorious morning hiking the meadows and ascending the “staircase.” The challenge was to focus on the rock while trying to ignore the breathtaking view. With friends Hank Hassell and Helen Carney one fine day!
Posted Nov 1, 2005 12:32 am

climbhighnowRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: aug. 19 2005  Sucess!


this was my first summit of a fourteener. i loved the climb, especially the last summit push.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:34 am

HobbesgirlRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2005  Sucess!


Great climb up to the summit! The exposure isn't nearly as bad as some would lead you to believe.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 1:42 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: complete East Ridge from Matterhorn Date Climbed: 9/18/05  Sucess!


Pretty cool, I'd seen it earlier, and had to do it. About half 4th class with many low 5th sections if staying on the ridge and summitting all towers. Very loose, especially the 1/3 closest to Matterhorn. approx 5:40 car to car.
Posted Oct 1, 2005 2:18 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 9, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

I started about an hour before dawn, and the reward was having the summit to myself until I was ready to go. It is a great spot. The summit pitch, contrary to the frightening descriptions that often accompany it, is easy. It is fun and fast, and I can't imagine why people would rope up there in dry weather.

Posted Sep 30, 2005 9:37 pm

Tim JonesRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 12 2005  Sucess!

Tim Jones

With Jim Randa (from Boulder). Somewhat windy but

otherwise a beautiful day. The summit pitch was much

easier than I expected. By far the most interesting 14er I've done.
Posted Sep 20, 2005 8:02 am

Michael CroffordRoute Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Date Climbed: September 8, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

7th 14er. As everyone else says stay as close to the ridgeline as possible. The scattered rock cairns were not much help.
Posted Sep 13, 2005 12:48 pm

alpspitzeRoute Climbed: Standard Route from Matterhorn Creek Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!


When you are from New England, these mountains are a treat!

5 hrs round trip including Matterhorn Peak.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 1:20 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!


Wow! One of the coolest mountains I have been on. Great weather allowed us to head over and touch the top of Matterhorn Peak while in the area.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 10:13 am

mntnplayRoute Climbed: matterhorn Creek Standard Date Climbed: 27 August 2005  Sucess!


3:00 up. We wandered onto the east side of the ridge on the ascent which added a little extra spice to the climb as we found the east side to be much looser than the top of the ridge. My two cents of advice: once you ascend to the ridge, stay close to the ridge on the west side. The initial view of peeking through the keyhole gave me a little pause; all I could see was the ramp and distant green fields. We'd gotten almost a quarter inch of snow at the trailhead during the night, so we carried our axes. Oddly enough, there was no evidence any new snow on the peak.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 2:00 am

GarethRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2005  Sucess!


My second time on Wetterhorn. Followed the new CFI approach trail and was disappointed to find that it isn’t nearly as direct as the old one.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 11:03 pm

shanahan96Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 8, 2005  Sucess!


7/8/05- nice valley hike led us to the ridge. route finding up to the summit block was fun; i kept showing my partners the correct route then went searching for some challenging ways to climb up. summit block was solid and easy. nice views up top. climb this mountain!

6/3/07- climbed the east face w/nellis while jen and scott climbed the snow covered southeast ridge. got a great glissade off the lower ridge on the descent!

5/15/10- returned to the climb the east face w/steve. snow quality was much better this time around. our beautiful, bluebird day disappeared right below the summit block leaving us in a whiteout to finish things off. always a great adventure!

Posted Aug 4, 2005 5:56 pm

shknbkeRoute Climbed: from Uncompahgre Date Climbed: 07/16/05  Sucess!


Wetterhorn is a special peak indeed. I did it after Uncompahgre as the weather held long enough to be on top at 1pm. Started at 11K below Nellie Creek 4wd trailhead and had my friend Pat pick me up below the Matterhorn 2wd trailhead. Incredible loop hike as long as the weather holds. Fun scrambling on the top and the exposure is well protected with solid holds.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 1:30 am

doumallRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!


35th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:20 pm

illegal_smileRoute Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!


FUN! This mountain is great, seemed like I made it to the top in no time at all from the matterhorn TH. No problems at all, didn't even see anyone till we were coming down and heading over to uncompahgre. Beautiful weather and beautiful views. I think I would like to do wetterhorn, matterhorn and uncompahgre all in one day sometime soon!
Posted Jul 11, 2005 12:37 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Trail - Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

This has been my favorite 14er yet! I left the trailhead at 4am and my headlamp spied the eyes of several animals off the trail. Freaky, but they kept my pace brisk. The hike was an awesome mix of trail, boulderhopping, ridge scrambling, and an easy climb to the summit. I enjoyed sunrise all by myself on the summit at 7:30am. After leaving the summit, I continued on and summited Uncompahgre later that day. I was spent, but the 17.5 miles in one day was well worth it.
Posted Mar 28, 2005 9:11 pm

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