Uncompahgre Peak Climber's Log

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Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 5:00 pm

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek (standard) Date Climbed: June 28, 2003  Sucess!

Loved this peak. Its normal route is pretty easy, but still remains a must-hike. Incredible scenery, freindly summit creatures (marmots) and an easy hike. 1.5 to the top on which we sat forever. One of the most gorgeous days in CO I've ever experienced.


RyanS - Apr 9, 2004 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: June 28, 2002  Sucess!

I loved climbing one of Colorado's most distinctive mountains (and arguably the most distinctive 14er). A trip report is available here.


hhsilleck - Jan 9, 2004 7:24 pm

Route Climbed: from Matterhorn Creek Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

A long but easy trail hike from Matterhorn Creek. Watch for thunderstorms in the summer.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Sep 29, 2003 3:27 pm

Route Climbed: Matterhorn Creek/standard Date Climbed: september, 24, 2003  Sucess!

We started at Matterhorn Creek and camped at the base of the mountain at about 12,000 feet.

What anIncreadible mountain! A nearly clear day, we could see the Elks, Sawatch range, Sangres and Mount Peal in Utah. The view was fantastic. Couldn't spend to much time on the summit, had to get back to camp to tear down and head back to the car. We did Wetterhorn, Matterhorn and Uncompahgre Peak, I even got Broken Hill in. We then headed to Redcloud and Sunshine.

Met BIg_G as we were leaving the summit.

My 5th 14er


big_g - Sep 27, 2003 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2003

Route Climbed: Uncompahgre Peak Trail  Sucess!

Fun and quick climb on a beautiful day. Did not even start hiking until 9:15. I even met a fellow SPer, Steven Cross, there. Got some great pictures of the area.


wayneaflick - Sep 21, 2003 1:49 am

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: September 20, 2003  Sucess!

Me, my two sons, Troy and Patrick along with Troy's best good friend Tom Weiss climbed this magnificent mountain today. It was my dog's first climb. Molly (the mountain mutt) did great. We got a late start due to some 4x4 problems but the weather was really good although that wind on the west face was quite strong and the chill factor was rather low. We were dressed for it so it didn't cause any problems. This is my second climb of Uncompahgre and both have been a great experience. It was Tom's, Troy's and Pat's first time up. We didn't get to sign a summit register since none was there. All in all it was a great day.


mtnhiker13 - Sep 10, 2003 8:44 am

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: 09/01/2003  Sucess!

I call this mountain the gentle one. What a wonderful hike is all I can say. We had great weather. We even ran into someone I knew from Denver! I would climb this mountain again in a heartbeat. Views are wonderful. The view over the cliffs are incredible.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jul 27, 2003 10:09 pm

Route Climbed: SE slopes Date Climbed: July 9, 2003  Sucess!

Nice day, climbed Wetterhorn afterwards, starting from Capitol City.


Grant - Jul 18, 2003 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 13, 2002  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, and we needed a good day to get this one in. It was Tina, Lisa, and Amanda’s first fourteener. The road to the trailhead was pretty bumpy and was definitely a 4wd road. We started at 8:00am a little late in my opinion but the weather held out.

Back at the trailhead everyone looked tired and we were all burned from head to toe. Great hike, Great accomplishment on everyone’s part. Thanks for going.


climberkjp - Oct 27, 2002 10:28 pm

Route Climbed: Unknown - standard Date Climbed: August 31, 1997  Sucess!

I forgot about this one! I believe one of the other summit logs say that Lincoln/Democrat/Bross were my first fourteener encounters, but how could I forget my freshman year of high school, travelling with a friend's family and returning to find out that the world had lost a saint and a princess. That's about all I remember about this one.


rmjwinters - Oct 5, 2002 9:34 pm

Route Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Date Climbed: August 6 1999  Sucess!

In between morning storms I managed to summit.


mr_g - Aug 5, 2002 5:45 am

Route Climbed: East Slopes from Nellie Creek 4WD Date Climbed: August 3rd, 2002  Sucess!

Camped at Nellie Creek TH around 11,440 feet or so. It rained all night, and we climbed in clouds/mist the entire way. We had no view at the summit due to the clouds, so no picture of Wetterhorn or Matterhorn.


xskier77 - Jul 5, 2002 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: Matterhorn Creek Trail Date Climbed: July 2,2002  Sucess!

The plan this day was to summit both Uncompagre and Wetterhorn. Started out at 6:00am and reached the summit of Uncompagre at 10:40am. It was a long hike but very easy and a spectacular summit with some amazing cliffs to look over. Left the summit at 11:15am and headed to Wetterhorn. We got to around 13,000 ft and suddenly a lightning storn blew in and forced us to retreat back to camp. Wetterhorn would have to wait until the next day.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 5, 2002 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 3, 2002  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb, but visibility was limited due to haze caused by the wildfires.

ctruscot - Jul 3, 2002 9:28 am

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: August 26, 2001  Sucess!

Even though I have a 4x4 pickup truck, I would not to drive it up to trailhead. Went with a friend who had a suped up land rover. In the top 10 list of most beautiful 14ers in Colorado!


wayneaflick - Jun 24, 2002 10:34 pm

Route Climbed: Nelly Creek Date Climbed: July 7, 1996  Sucess!

Got to be the best solo climb I've done. The weather was outstanding and the trail was great. Only a small amount of snow. The scramble near the summit was a surprise. I didn't look over the north face as some folks on the summit did. I got a rush just thinking about it. I still do.


coloradoclimber - May 28, 2002 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: 27.1 East Slopes Date Climbed: 10-15-99 + 8-15-01  Sucess!

neat summit, quite the dropoff from the cliffs.

tedde1 - Mar 27, 2002 2:50 pm

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek Date Climbed: July 4, 2001  Sucess!

Great hike and snow climb - followed trail until snow fields offered a direct route, steep in places. Then an easy scramble on the back of the peak to the summit area.

ChrisChupka - Mar 20, 2002 1:27 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route from Matterhorn creek Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Long long day from Matterhorn. I would like to see somebody do Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre in one day like the guidebooks say.

Just me and my brother in our party. About 20 to 30 on the summit. A couple of bottlenecks on the way up and down, makes me nervous. Looked like a scene from Switzerland the big green upsloping hillside/plateau where the trail really starts to head up.

We had beautiful weather. We started from Matterhorn Basin about 6am and were on top by 1230 noon. We rushed down(our first Colorado weather experience was the Maroon Bells loop) to beat the storms. Sky was clear as a bell all day. We got toasted on the 6 or 7 miles back. Definitely go the Nellie Creek route.

Stunning views, lakes , snow peaks, see forever.


nader - Dec 26, 2001 4:36 pm

Route Climbed: Nellie Creek 2WD Trailhead Date Climbed: June 1995

Really long hike, lots of snow...ran out of time & turned back around 12800 ft

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