Uncompahgre Peak Climber's Log

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letourneau41 - May 8, 2012 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2001

San Juans  Sucess!

Great day in the San Juans


Trailboss88 - Feb 27, 2012 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

fun in the snow  Sucess!

Camped the night before along Nellie Creek road as far up as my car could get (1st creek crossing). Hitchhiked up the rest in the morning. A few inches of snow fell 2 days before, which made the not challenging trail more fun. After tea at the summit, I headed back down, returning via the basin south of the peak via a trail the reconnects with Nellie Cr. Rd. south of the TH. The trail was muddy from the rapidly melting snow but I made it back in good time to have a dinner of pizza with lima beans and carrots on it in Lake City.


metalmountain - Dec 7, 2011 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

Afternoon awesomeness  Sucess!

Started from the TH at 3:30 pm, back to the car around 6:15 p.m. Had the summit to myself, awesome views.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1995


With Brian.


apachedino - Oct 28, 2011 12:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

Triple bonus  Sucess!

Amazing HUGE peak. On to Wetterhorn and Matterhorn. 6 and 7th 14ers in 4 days so far.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Linked with Wetterhorn  Sucess!

A long round trip across a lot of dull tundra. Some interesting technical walls. Great windbreaks for tents on the summit.


sevenvii - Aug 9, 2011 9:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Uncompaghre from Matterhorn Creek TH  Sucess!

A couple of the folks hiking with us didnt have 4wd so we did this route from the Matterhorn creek TH. It was a bit longer and more elevation than doing it from the 4wd spot on Nellie, but I think it offers a more pleasant and scenic approach? Very cool peak, with views to kill for. The San Juans are pretty amazing.


Hyadventure - Jul 5, 2011 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2011

From Matterhorn TH  Sucess!

A two'fer with Wetterhorn from the Matterhorn Basin.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 28, 2011 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Great June day  Sucess!

From Matterhorn Creek TH...went up and over the pass below Matterhorn Peak and around the peak and up the south ridge. We descended the SW coulier with a partial Glissade.

REM - Jun 24, 2011 10:41 pm

Nellie Creek Trailhead  Sucess!

Climbed with Richard S.


Tjohn67238 - Jun 19, 2011 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

A group hike  Sucess!

I was from out of state and was very fortunate to partner up with 9 others to summit this mtn. The pre-dawn ride to the upper TH was unforgettable! It was a fun, successful day. For me though, it went too fast!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 18, 2011 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2002

Great big mountain  Sucess!

Beautiful setting.


CastillejaMiniata - Feb 12, 2011 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Bagged with others.  Sucess!

I did this one on a beautiful summer weekend in conjunction with Wetterhorn, Matterhorn, and Broken Hill, south across the valley from Uncompahgre. I subsequently bushwhacked down a southwards creek gully from Broken Hill back to my car.


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 7:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

standard route  Sucess!

its a nice lookin mountain, fun and straightforward hike


thatnissanguy - Dec 20, 2010 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

San Juan Backpacking  Sucess!

Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. Hitched to the beginning of the 4wd road and hiked in from there.


Kiefer - Dec 13, 2010 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010

Hard earned summit  Sucess!

This is really weird, I climbed this peak EXACTLY 11 months ago, same day following the tracks of the same person (Ken Nolan). --que Twilight Zone music... ;o)

A hard day out under very windy, snowy conditions. Summit was covered in rime and by the time we left, so were we. 18 people attempted this trip (14ers.com) and 11 of us summitted.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn  Sucess!

Ascended Unco first. Went up the west face, which was a bit scary when crossing the steep snow fields. Descended the main trail and ran back over to Wetterhorn. Tressa Breindel accompanied me.


Scott - Oct 24, 2010 7:03 pm

Uncompahgre  Sucess!

November 2001.


PhenomenalWoman - Sep 30, 2010 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010

Beautifully Abandoned  Sucess!

Camped at the Nellie Creek TH, hiked in the blazing sun passing only two other hikers all day. Beautiful summit views of Wetterhorn and Matterhorn close by, and American Basin in the distance. One of my favorite areas...


Eleutheros - Sep 30, 2010 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010

Nobody on the Trail... Crystal Clear Skies  Sucess!

If you want to escape the crowds and see aspens blazing yellow, hike Uncompahgre on a weekday in late September. Especially enjoyed throwing large boulders off the cliff from the summit. Awesome.

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