Matterhorn Peak Climber's Log

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Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 26, 2007 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Day 1, 2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!

After climbing the Doodad, traversed to the West Face of Matterhorn Peak for the bonus peak with Glenn and Michael. A very enjoyable day. Trip Report

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Aug 15, 2007 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Via West Face  Sucess!

Day 1, 2007 Sierra Challenge "Bonus Peak". Climbed the West Face with Bob and Glenn after descending from the Doodad. Fun class 3 climb.

mlarkin2002 - Aug 13, 2007 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked from Horse Creek Pass. (this time successfully)

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Aug 7, 2007 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Sierra Challenge "Bonus Peak" Trifecta!!  Sucess!

Third peak of the day; all part of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Rick Kent and I came from Twin Lakes to The Doodad (via the Polemonium Col), over to The Dragtooth and ascended via the NW Face (3rd/4th class) of the Matterhorn. Descended the SE slope to Horse Creek for the return leg back to Twin Lakes. Beautiful day!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Aug 6, 2007 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

bhodisattvas climbing  Sucess!

Climbed w/ fellow dharma bum, Nico L. Great peak, great day, and beautiful camp at the base of the Sawtooths.


Travis_ - Aug 5, 2007 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

southeast slope  Sucess!

Climbed Whorl and Matterhorn with a great group of guys from the Sierra Challenge. See Trip Report

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Jul 22, 2007 7:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

traverse by couloirs  Sucess!

Ascent by the west couloir, still snowy at its top, and descent by the east couloir, totally dry. Beautiful mountain, I've to come back here with my hiking skis...


Felsberg - Jul 17, 2007 1:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

via Horse Creek Pass

second time up horse creek to matterhorn peak. this time we camped just over the pass in the spiller creek drainage and my wife and i climbed matterhorn the next day. great time.
we saw your car mike! sux.


EastcoastMike - Jul 16, 2007 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with my girlfriend from Twin Lakes. Found a superb campsite near a little lake along Horse Creek. Left our site at about 7 am hit the summit by 11 am, were back to the Mono Village parking lot by about 4 to find a bear ripped the door off our car! Bummer!

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Jul 16, 2007 12:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

via Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

Ascended with Mike H. as a day trip and scout out for a potential visit to the North Arete. Guide books are right, we'll do that as a two-dayer if we pull the trigger on it! Great weather, superb views down to Lyell and up to Sonora Pass area.


kovarpa - Jul 10, 2007 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Something on North Arete  Sucess!

We (+Kris) climbed something on North Arete and I really enjoyed it but it was harder than 5.5/5.6, more like 5.7/5.8. Great time!


metasyn11 - Jun 25, 2007 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

East Couloir  Sucess!

Headed up the mostly snow-free and very loose east couloir from Twin Lakes. The climbing was good and so was the day. I didn't want to get off the summit everything was so beautiful and perfect, but eventually I descended via horse creek pass.


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:34 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

East Couloir  Sucess!

Great intro to the Sierra!


Vladislav - Apr 6, 2007 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

East Couloir  Sucess!

Inspiration is found
In soft snow and towering rock spires,
In fleeting shadows of clouds,
Not in the ramblings
Of some mediocre writer.


littlefrantz - Mar 21, 2007 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2007

East Couloir, Ski Dreams  Sucess!

Awesome splitboarding trip. Even some wind-packed powder up at the top of Ski Dreams! I think I'm in love with these here Sierras.


mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 7:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

N Arete to Double Dihedral (oops)  Sucess!

Last pitch of Double Dihedral is one of the best pitches ever. Dihedral curves, pinches off, step to a white face with a 5.8 vertical crack system up to the tip of the pyramid....awesome.


hockeyman - Mar 7, 2007 4:57 pm

Nice relaxing trip - North Arete  Sucess!

Had planned on 4 days - nice easy trip. Made it up from Twin Lakes in an easy day. Set up camp by the small lake. Summited the next day. No issues. Did the North Arete. A bit hard to find the start. Kicked back in camp on Day 3 and hiked a bit. Decided to hike out that afternoon.


MichaelJ - Feb 20, 2007 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

East Couloir, 5.6 variation

Adam and I postholed up to 8.4k (snowshoes in the car) for a winter attempt on the N. Arete. Twin Lakes was pretty dry but a recent storm had left a couple of feet of unconsolidated snow higher up. Ditched the rack and rope at camp and postholed another 4k feet the next morning, leaving the tent at 3am, on the summit by 10. Climbed the E. Couloir and ridge, soloing some 5th class rock to keep things interesting. Couldn't find summit register under the snow. Beautiful weather.


KevinEldon - Nov 22, 2006 3:18 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Missed the trail, sunk in the snow

Didn't make the summit. I missed the trail hiking in from twin lakes and rambled through forest some boggy meadows and then took the wrong chute up toward Horse Creek pass. The snow was 2-3 feet deep and way too soft in the drifts at 9000 feet and the chute I picked was a very very bad choice. Oh well... it was a beautiful day and beautiful set of mountains.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 21, 2006 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006

Failed attempt due to weather

Rained / snowed to scare a group of four of us away from the peak. We turned around at Horse Creek Pass.

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