Wetterhorn Peak (Colorado) Climber's Log

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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 3, 2006 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

From Matterhorn Creek Trailhead  Sucess!

Awesome hike! Shared the summit with two friendly marmots. Here is a slide show of Wetterhorn Peak with other hiking and nature pictures located on www.AdventureInternet.com

F Bomb

F Bomb - Jul 27, 2006 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Climbed from Matterhorn Creek  Sucess!

Maybe my new favorite 14er, fantastic views and some fun climbing up top.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 1990

2X  Sucess!

3rd fourteener, maybe my 3rd favorite too.

JCantu1044

JCantu1044 - Jul 24, 2006 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Standard Route. Excellent Trail  Sucess!

Wow! What a great climbing experience I had on Wetterhorn—my 6th fourteener! Perfect weather and wildlife galore including a big white shaggy mountain goat encountered on the descent. The Class 3 pitch below the summit was great fun and really not that hard. The most enjoyable peak I’ve done to date.

ClearSkiesAhead

ClearSkiesAhead - Jun 10, 2006 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2006

Up the East Face  Sucess!

A fantastic climb. One of my favorites to date! The snow pack in the San Juans is really low this year making it easier to climb these peaks in early June.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - May 31, 2006 6:08 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Had the summit to myself today. Used snowshoes in some places. The snow was a little sloppy later on the way down. This was a particularly rewarding summit since I was chased down by lightning near the prow when I was climbing with my brother over ten years ago.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 15, 2006 5:55 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

East Face  Sucess!

Skied from just below the summit block. Onto Uncompahgre.

km_donovan

km_donovan - Apr 26, 2006 10:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2004

Route Climbed: Standard Route from Matterhorn Creek Date  Sucess!

Very high on the Fun Meter! Met a couple both in their 60's that summited that day.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 13, 2006 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1967

Standard Route  Sucess!

Someone had left a woman's bra tied to the summit post ... must have been a fun climb.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1995

Standard Route  Sucess!

This climb rounded out my first trip to the San Juans, that started the love-affair with this range that continues today.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 26, 2006 12:39 pm

Route 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.

LS

LS - Dec 26, 2005 5:00 pm

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

See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/uncompahgre_peak

Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson - Nov 1, 2005 12:32 am

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

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!

climbhighnow

climbhighnow - Oct 28, 2005 12:34 am

Route 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.

Hobbesgirl

Hobbesgirl - Oct 21, 2005 1:42 pm

Route 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.

brandon

brandon - Oct 1, 2005 2:18 pm

Route 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.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 9:37 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 9, 2004  Sucess!

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.

Tim Jones

Tim Jones - Sep 20, 2005 8:02 am

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

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.

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Sep 13, 2005 12:48 pm

Route Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Date Climbed: September 8, 2005  Sucess!

7th 14er. As everyone else says stay as close to the ridgeline as possible. The scattered rock cairns were not much help.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Aug 31, 2005 1:20 pm

Route 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.

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