Matterhorn Peak Climber's Log

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BranchWhitney - Aug 26, 2008 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008

East Couloir Route  Sucess!

This is one of the best summits in the Yosemite region. Scenic route and Matterhorn has that majestic look. There's a climber's path 75% of the route.


cbuelow - Aug 24, 2008 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

Long dayhike with Ol' Walsher ... the sandy SE slope was horrible. The views from the top of the Yosemite backcountry, however, were sublime...


pinch - Aug 24, 2008 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

long day hike  Sucess!

Started at Twin Lakes, followed Horse Creek, and ascended the SE side. The rough footing on much of the trail made for a tiring but rewarding day


jboldt1971 - Aug 21, 2008 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Burro Pass  Sucess!

Surprisingly easy scramble up the saddle. Climbed with my cousin Cory. Great day!


RyanCampagna - Aug 18, 2008 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Horse Creek to who knows?  Sucess!

Up the creek, around the back, up some rocks, across some scree... Not sure exactly how we made it up there, but we did. The scramble to the top was awesome. The drive back to the bay area sucked.


AdamJ - Aug 18, 2008 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Horse Creek Pass, I think!  Sucess!

Climbed all over the mountain taking the least practical routes (not on purpose!). Loved the scramble to the summit.


CBoldt1010 - Aug 18, 2008 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Burro Pass and up the ridge!  Sucess!

Climbed from Burro Pass to the saddle between Matterhorn Peak and another neighboring peak and then a short class 3 scramble up!


GlennG - Jul 19, 2008 3:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

West face  Sucess!

Climbed this peak with Bob on the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Enjoyed the peak, nice talus and rock scramble up.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 18, 2008 12:08 am

1978: W Couloir solo  Sucess!

My first of many solos in the Sierras


tombcronin - Jul 9, 2008 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

North Arete  Sucess!

Camped at lake at 9,800'. Used crampons to get to start. A lot of loose rock coming down from climbers above. Crux is the very last move above the dihedral and small chimney where you will want to haul your packs.


ridgeline - Jul 7, 2008 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Day hike by way of Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

A slog to the pass, did some fun class 3 as we moved toward the East to ascend, back down for a steak and beer at Twin lakes.


bighornmonkey - Jul 7, 2008 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Done...  Sucess!

car-to-car in a day via the north arete.
The view from the top was a little hazy due to the recent fires.


Bill562 - Jul 7, 2008 12:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

East couloir  Sucess!

Camped at the lake


snowflake - May 8, 2008 3:46 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 1992

North Arete  Sucess!

Did the 5.9 variation at the bottom; the rest of the usual route was better quality rock, though, so is best to skip this variation and get up high quicker - leaves more time for skiing back down.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Feb 19, 2008 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Ski Dreams  Sucess!

Trip Report


bearbnz - Mar 13, 2008 7:24 pm

Re: Ski Dreams

Hey Brian,

Sorry I missed you a couple weeks back. I went up there Sunday (9th), I went up and down the East Couloir. Glad I wasn't really there for the skiing, it wasn't so good.

Zzyzx - Oct 26, 2007 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

North Arete  Sucess!

Climbed with Kovarpa. Whatever we did, it certainly wasn't the 5.4 / 5.5 route the guidebooks describe. I took my 1st fall (nothing big really) at the beginning of P1 and that took the wind out of my sail. After that Pavel all the way to the summit. Nice climb, but I guess I wasn't in the right state of mind for it.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Nov 10, 2011 12:26 am

Re: North Arete

I heard this climb scared you quite a bit : )


clarkr - Sep 13, 2007 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Via Burro Pass  Sucess!

Twin Lakes loop via Barney Lake,Mule Pass, Burro Pass. Nice day
to summit,met Leslie and Yehuda also on summit. Return via Horse Creek. Three days of hiking bliss.


96avs01 - Aug 27, 2007 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Had to settle  Sucess!

for a summit of the Matterhorn Peak as one of my partners showed up way out-of-shape for a five day trip to the Palisades. Wish the East Couloir would have been in shape, but the SE ridge ascent-SE face descent treated me just fine. Great approach that has a little bit of everything.

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