Uncompahgre Peak Climber's Log

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metal4lyf

metal4lyf - Aug 3, 2010 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

gorgeous!  Sucess!

the San Juans are amazing!!!

pacojgarza

pacojgarza - Jul 28, 2010 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

Went for the combo.  Sucess!

After climbing 6 14ers in back to back fashion in the Buena Vista area I traveled to Lake City to climb the 5 nearby peaks and chose the Uncompahgre/Wetterhorn combo as my first climb there. Starting around 5:45 AM from the Matterhorn lower trailhead I summited Uncompahgre by 10 o`clock and then procceeded to Wetterhorn. The weather kept deteriorating as I went up the ridge and I finally aborted the summit bid at 13,800` due to storms approaching fast, luckily I was off the upper ridge when the sleet storm started, but the vivid lightning was a little scray. Eventually I returned to summit Wetterhorn 3 days later.

patascent

patascent - Jul 27, 2010 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre in a day  Sucess!

The summit pitch was more fun than I expected. Super fun to combine with Wetterhorn. Started at Matterhorn Creek and finished at Nellie. It took 12 hours to climb them both because we didn't have 4 wheel drive clearance and walked from the lower trail heads. So thankful to Elly's owners for the ride down the last 2 miles of the 4 mile road. (#4)

PrestonArizona

PrestonArizona - Jul 23, 2010 2:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

Best day ever!  Sucess!

This was my first 14er. The weather forecast was sunny and warm. And it was. Started late from the Nellie Creek trailhead, and passed half a dozen others coming down. Very windy on the west face. Had the summit to myself except for a few marmots. Ate dinner in Lake City, then drove to Silverton over Cinnamon Pass at night. It was a great trail, a great adventure, and a day I'll never forget!

belexes

belexes - Jul 6, 2010 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Nellie Creek  Sucess!

Meetup.com Fierce Planet hike. We started from the 4WD trailhead. The pace was pretty fast: we started around 6AM and got back to the trailhead before noon. The group got pretty strung out along the trail, but everyone made the summit. It was windy at the top. Pretty easy for a 14er, with awesome scenery. The next day we were going to do Handies Peak from Grizzly Gulch, so a few of us drove through Capitol City and over Engineer and Cinnamon Passes to the trailhead. More great scenery along that drive.

skorpeo

skorpeo - Jun 26, 2010 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010

Beautiful  Sucess!

Just beautiful the whole way. I got a couple of nice shots of Wetterhorn.

I did four 14ers in five days. Not too frantic.

seano

seano - Jun 17, 2010 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010

Nellie Creek  Sucess!

Thanks to a trailhead above 11k feet, it was a short morning jaunt. Cool peak, but too short. Trip report

blueshade

blueshade - Jun 7, 2010 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice hike, relatively short. Fun glissading!

Misa

Misa - May 19, 2010 1:27 pm

nice hike with mom and Duches  Sucess!

great hike, nice views...

shanahan96

shanahan96 - May 17, 2010 12:54 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2010

west gully snow climb  Sucess!

climbed uncompahgre w/milburn via its southernmost west gully on a wavering may weather day. a mixed bag of snow, driving wind and calm bluebird skies had us constantly changing layers! the gully itself was a fine, fairly low-angled climb, albeit a bit tiring in the top 500' without a reprieve from kicking steps.

slipped up the nearby 13er broken hill solo afterwards before weaving my way through the snow-covered iron beds on the way out.

jamie

dclimb14me

dclimb14me - Apr 26, 2010 12:02 am

Love it  Sucess!

Love the area, also did Wetterhorn and Matterhorn

theREALCarpeDM

theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008

Nellie Creek  Sucess!

A distinguished hunk of rock

utclimber - Mar 28, 2010 3:57 pm

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Hiked up Uncompahgre, followed by Wetterhorn from the Matterhorn Creek TH.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 13, 2010 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2010

Via Nellie Creek  Sucess!

Much easier then what was expected. But then again, we also had a path to follow from a good friend who was up there 2 days previous! Great weather!!! Very atypical for January

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Jan 12, 2010 12:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

Summer & Winter  Sucess!

7/2/05 - Climbed from the Matterhorn Creek TH after making a trip up Wetterhorn. Long day.

1/11/10 - Climbed from camp in Matterhorn Creek. This was day 3 of a 3 day trip (packed in on day 1, climbed Wetterhorn on day 2, climbed Uncompahgre and packed out on day 3).

bryangast

bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997

Nice view  Sucess!

Eat lunch with your feet over the cliff!

odysseus

odysseus - Oct 18, 2009 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2007

Sweet Hike  Sucess!

From the Nellie Creek TH with Mountain Girl. One of my favotite 14er hikes, beautiful approach.

Epica

Epica - Sep 22, 2009 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2000

First CO 14ner  Sucess!

I did this as part of a 3 day backpack trip. It was the first 14,000 ft mountain I had been on in CO and I was shocked at the number of people on the trail. Of course it was a holiday weekend, which made it worse.

BigRob

BigRob - Sep 20, 2009 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Bad Weather, Lucky  Sucess!

Solo in the clouds. There was a couple inches of snow on the summit and northern aspects. I climbed from Nellie Creek TH.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Sep 13, 2009 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Favorite One  Sucess!

What a beautiful day with awesome veiws up there. My favorite one so far.

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