Uncompahgre Peak Climber's Log

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Scott

Scott - Oct 24, 2010 7:03 pm

Uncompahgre  Sucess!

November 2001.

PhenomenalWoman

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

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.

billscherz

billscherz - Sep 26, 2010 7:22 pm

Matterhorn Creek  Sucess!

A nice day hike from a camp above Matterhorn Creek

tomlauren

tomlauren - Aug 7, 2010 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

East Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed the east slopes from the Matterhorn Creek Trailhead. The hike was long but otherwise easy. The weather was perfect. On the summit there was no wind, and one could not see any clouds in any direction as far as one could see.

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!

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