Matterhorn Peak Climber's Log

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seano - Aug 11, 2012 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

Standard route  Sucess!

Kind of a crappy sand slog, but with a good view. Day 1 of the Sierra Challenge. Trip report.


mengbo - Aug 6, 2012 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

SE slope  Sucess!

day hike from Twin Lakes. there was a heavy thunder storm the night before in that area.


bedellympian - Jul 8, 2012 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

nice  Sucess!

sub 4 hours from car to summit. probably my favorite area in the sierras. great views.


Travissmith2251 - Jun 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Matterhorn rocks   Sucess!

favorite mountain so far


sardude - Jan 13, 2012 1:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Did it.  Sucess!

I don't remember when!?!? First time from Mono Villege NE chute slow & sandy w/ Dave G. & Judy R.. 2nd time North Arete 5.7ish w/ Paul D.


Polarsun1 - Dec 22, 2011 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

First Ascent  Sucess!

Bob Shonerd and I put up a new route (Direct North Face, 5.7+) this season which avoids the looser lower sections of the North Arete. We established 55 - 60m rappels at every belay and were down in minutes. Excellent climbing!


LincolnB - Dec 6, 2011 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1987

1987  Sucess!

On a backpack trip with sister Gwen, brother Jon and a friend


bedellympian - Oct 11, 2011 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011

Early Snow

I wanted to bag a last fall peak before heading up to the NW on a road trip. Had a freak snow storm in the Sierras a couple days before but decided to try the Matterhorn anyway because of easy access from Twin Lakes. It was a beautiful sunny day. Got only up to about 8500' and was post-holing through to my waist. Guess I'll have to try another time.


aran - Oct 1, 2011 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Snow, sleet, hail- "0% chance of percipitation" on North Arete  Sucess!

Great trip- watched summer turn to fall turn to early winter over night. The snow field has retreated off the gully so access without crampons wasn't so bad. Beautiful summit, though snowing when we got there! Turned to rain as we descended all the way back to Twin Lakes. Excellent weekend.


Drewid - Sep 8, 2011 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

SE Slog  Sucess!

A beautiful day hike up the Horse Creek drainage to the pass and on up but lord what a scree slog for the last mile or so. Round trip 12 hours. Plan to traverse the Sawtooth Crest next so this hike was good recon. Great summit perch and killer steep view back down toward Twin Lakes and out to the east.


atavist - Sep 6, 2011 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

North Arete, approximately  Sucess!

Day climb from Twin Lakes. Without any more beta than is implied in the name of the route, I tried to stick to the arete and keep technical climbing difficulties less than 5.7. Though at the beginning I started off left of center. As pointed out by most other ascensionists, there is a lot of loose rock down low but it gets much more solid up high.


bobmc - Aug 27, 2011 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

SE Slope to S Ridge  Sucess!

Day 1 of Sierra Challenge 2011 (alt. challenge peak). Beautiful hike -- columbines in full bloom. Climbed the sandy slog to the right of the snowfield below the summit; then traversed to S ridge.


ElGreco - Aug 14, 2011 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

Up West couloir, down East couloir  Sucess!

Summited with Ann and Mathew. Perfect weather and conditions! Fun 4th/low 5th scrambling near top of W couloir. E couloir descent easier (3rd).


WayneFry - Jun 29, 2011 1:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

West Couloir  Sucess!

Up Horse Creek, base camped with SMG (Sierra Mountaineering Group) at 10,000 ft. Climbed west couloir then down climbed an icy 50 ft slope on the other side. Scrambled up a 3rd class gully then hit a rather steep snow slope. Climbed that slope with a fixed line and continued to the summit with more 3-4 class scrambling. Decended by way of the east couloir. The views from the top are most certainly worth the effort.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:07 pm

Nice solo  Sucess!

Solo dayhike from Twin Lakes via east couloir. Cool half of day outing.


mountainmatt - Feb 7, 2011 9:36 pm

Kerouac Style  Sucess!

Climbed this one in great slow heavy style up from Horse Creek with a few great people. Continued down Matterhorn to Cold Canyons and on out to the Meadows.

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Nov 18, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Long climb but magnificent views!  Sucess!

A very nice summit in a beautiful area. The climb is long, though! The last slope is a little anticlimatic but the summit was spectacular. Had a little altitude headache at the last part but it went away after some rest and deep breathing. The climb took almost 11 hours.


xharv - Sep 15, 2010 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010

Southeast Slope  Sucess!

Day hike from Twin Lakes via Horse Creek basin. Eleven hours round trip.


hauntedbymediocrity - Sep 6, 2010 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Southeast Slope day hike  Sucess!

A challenging day hike from Twin Lakes brought us to the top although the scree did its best to stop us. Great peak and view.


mdougherty - Aug 27, 2010 3:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Southeast Slopes  Sucess!

Up the scree in high wind with an SPS group.

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