Solo, also Matterhorn
Gorgious wildflower season. Banged it out before clouds moved in after doing Uncompahgre. Then they left so we went for Matterhorn too! Didn't see the notch on the way up and ended up just climbing up the face. Probably low 5th class. much easier descent to the notch.
Fun and short
Climbed the standard route via Wetterhorn basin. Great climb!! one of the better 14ers!
We did the standard ridge route and it was a a very fun, and enjoyable climb. This is a great route for those looking amazing views or enjoy some scrambling.
We accidentally took the wrong way and went up Matterhorn Creek but we went around and eventually found our way back to the main trail at about 13,000'. But the nature of the climb and the view from the summit made this my new fav 14er.
very fun 14er- a short beautiful hike, a beautiful peak, and a little challenge at the end. aug 2009
I loved this climb! It looked so hard and then went down so easy. A very fun scramble to the summit.
I climbed The Wetterhorn with my CMC BMS instructor, Robert. We camped at Matterhorn Creek trailhead, started around 5:45, arrived at the summit around 9:50AM. There's not too much snow to deal with, and the weather was almost perfect. There were lots of marmots about, one chased us up the staircase and all the way to the summit. A couple of those fat bastards chewed up the handles of my trekking poles. We headed back down, packed up our campsite and headed over to Yankee Boy Basin to climb Sneffels on July 3rd.
This was probably one of my favs for the season. The final pitch was exhilarating. Might do this one again. San Juan beauty!
Climbed with Matterhorn, Uncompahgre, and Broken Hill. I love the top of this one.
Gorgeous place, great mountain.
in an amazing area
Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. There were thunderstorms every day in the afternoon.
only mistake was down climbing straight down the mountain from the ledge instead of taking the conventional trail down the ridge. this turned into a very long spree filled day trying to traverse back to the trail from the west basin.
Made it near the mid-twelves with Arien, Tom and Ben. Mother nature was acting up making for a risky summit. Could not believe how high the green grass climbed on Matterhorn's southern face.
Climbed both peaks from the Matterhorn Creek Trailhead. The class 3 final pitch was excited. There were many marmots in the boulderfield around 12,500 feet.
we climbed the standard route and went after Matterhorn but were thwarted by the extremely loose rock
I had to get this one before leaving Lake City. After having to turn around from 13,800` due to storms on the second part of the Uncompahgre/Wetterhorn combo 3 days before I summited without problems on a magnificent sunny day. I was supposed to do San Luis on this day but that one can wait. It was the last of the 5 14ers in the area that I climbed.