Matterhorn Peak Climber's Log

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murraymcleod - Aug 19, 2009 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

Not quite...

Didn't quite make it as we ran out of time...Climbed with packs from Matterhorn Canyon to Burro Pass, then ditched packs for the to within 200' of summit and my parntner wouldn't go further, and we still had to return to packs and hike towards Mule Pass. And the climb seemed more like Class 3 at top, which I didn't want to attempt alone (I'm old!). Oh well...seems the story of my life with climbing lately...unless the base of a peak is near starting point, the approach will take too much time and wears me out! Oh to be young again!


MTNTime - Aug 3, 2009 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Daytripping  Sucess!

Great fun dayhike - after a Buckeye soak, and sleeping under a lone juniper, we sped up Horse canyon until the trail disappeared, struggled a bit keeping focused on the trail so ended up sidehilling scree before gaining the saddle. Excellent scramble (good footing) up the east ridge to the top, with hazy, thunder threatening views. Hail and rain on the way down to the saddle, but little lightning. 9 hours car to car, and oh what a day!


WML - Jul 30, 2009 1:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2009

East Couloir  Sucess!

Very fun route, would make an excellent ski descent. Climbed it in a whiteout.


gjonbelay - Mar 24, 2009 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1999

Horse Creek Pass July 17 1999  Sucess!

Climbed Matterhorn and Whorl the same weekend with a group of PCSers.

Trip Report

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Nov 11, 2008 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

A long day hike with cbuelow. Did not enjoy the sandy slog just below the summit. However, a fun scramble at the top with some beautiful vistas!

Hapey McHape

Hapey McHape - Sep 10, 2008 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

Nice later summer hike up a beautiful mountain.


ckerth - Sep 2, 2008 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

From Twin Lakes climbed to Horse Creek Pass and up the SE slopes. Heavy winds approaching the pass and nearing the summit.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Aug 26, 2008 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

North Arete  Sucess!

It was nice to go light and do it car-to-car in a day.

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.

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