Matterhorn Peak Climber's Log

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Ze

Ze - Aug 29, 2013 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2013

Great views  Sucess!

Nice hike except the scree slog on the final push.

Ruvicha

Ruvicha - Aug 26, 2013 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

Long, Great Hike  Sucess!

See Ambret's entry in the summit log and trip report.

Ambret

Ambret - Aug 23, 2013 1:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

Via SW Slope  Sucess!

Summitted with Ruvicha via Horse Creek Canyon and the southwest slope. A very long day for us, but it was great to get to the top after having had to turn back last year. Spectacular views in all directions.

orbitor

orbitor - Aug 14, 2013 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

From Horse Creek Pass  Sucess!

Summer Sierra season got under way with a solid climb of the northernmost SPS Emblem Peak. Trail from Twin Lakes up Horse Creek is ok, then all cross-country. Went up the side way too early and ended up climbing some very steep and loose terrain. Route up to Horse Creek Pass was very blocky. From HCP, a slog in the sand to near the summit; two steps up, one down. Very frustrating and exhausting. Eventually reached the solid rock near the top, climbed class 3 blocks to highpoint. Tremendous views in all directions. The off-trail, boulder-hoping part on the way back felt never-ending. Tough one-day ascent, but some of the best views anywhere!

CWessels

CWessels - Jul 14, 2013 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Via East Coul.  Sucess!

I can't remember the exact date, so this is approximate.

The east couloir was just a slog. The only class 3 section (and the only part that was fun) is after you reach the saddle at the top of the couloir. Otherwise, it's class 2. I think the west coul. is probably a better scramble. In late season, do everything in your power to avoid the sand and talus on the west side of the snowfield; that is some of the steepest, LOOSEST choss I have ever hiked on. Ever.

ernestsson

ernestsson - Jun 11, 2013 1:40 am

A Little In Over Our Heads

Inspired by Dharma Bums, a desire to get more into mountain climbing, and the proximity to my grandparents' cabin (in the Virginia Lakes valley a few valleys over to the southeast) I decided to try to climb this peak with my girlfriend. Too ambitious. Also didn't do my homework well.
We approached the peak from the north, scrambling up the East Couloir (as near as I can tell), making it to within at most 500 feet of the summit, but we weren't sure where to go from the east ridge and had reached our turnback time. We weren't as comfortable with the terrain as we'd like so descended via the Southeast Slope and Horse Creek Pass, getting to back to the trailhead well after dark.
Will have to come back, with a USGS map and better planning, and give it another try!

Saluki72

Saluki72 - Apr 18, 2013 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

Great Trip!  Sucess!

Awesome trip up, snow was a little sketchy coming back down but the views up top were worth it.

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Oct 19, 2012 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

North Arete  Sucess!

A long a$$ drive to make a long a$$ climb. I thought I was toast by the time I finished the approach. Let my partner lead P1 and by the time it was my turn to lead my head was back into it. Lead P2 (very easy) P4 (Spicy and long) a short P5 (only places 1 peice) and the interesting 4th class traverse to the true summit. My partner got the money pitch P6.

ChuckO

ChuckO - Oct 15, 2012 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

North Arete  Sucess!

Successful climb & summit with Paul F.; trip was full definition of "mountaineering = nice!; Paul lead all the pitches of technical climb (thanks!); the 5.6 crack pitch on the blank face with lots of air was awesome!!; tough (for me) final move onto top-out of climb.

roylac

roylac - Sep 6, 2012 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

Matterhorn via Hörnli ridge with guide  Sucess!

I'm not an experienced climber but my story and video might be helpful for others who are planning this climb.
http://roy.lachica.no/matterhorn/

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Oct 19, 2012 3:03 pm

Re: Matterhorn via Hörnli ridge with guide

This log is for Matterhorn Peak in California. You might want to move this post.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Aug 27, 2012 3:39 pm

Double Dihedral  Sucess!

Did double Dihedral and traversed to Dragtooth and Doodad after

seano

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

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

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

Travissmith2251 - Jun 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Matterhorn rocks   Sucess!

favorite mountain so far

sardude

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

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

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

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.

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