Drove to the Matterhorn Creek trailhead planning to hike the following day but the weather looked good so I started up the trail. The weather held so I was able to enjoy an evening on top.
1st summit August 09, 2014
This is one of most scenic Colorado 14ers! Group of four of us made it to the top around 8:20. Weather was perfect, views fantastic, in one word, San Juans are the best!
2nd summit July 25, 2016
Another beautiful climb, this mountain is really beautiful.
Ditto what Ericd said. If anticipating busy summit, recommend helmet so you don't have to worry (as much) about rocks accidentally being kicked down from above you.
Enjoyed every minute of this short class-3 climb! After camping in the flat meadows, trail gave a gradual grassy ascent with just a little bouldering. SE ridge is obvious and was surprised how high the actual dirt path continues. To get to the Prow, below the summit, I took an east face variation which worked well to a notch where intermediate ledges led up to the perfect summit plateau! After only a few minutes on top, we enjoyed a special treat from the sky -getting buzzed by an airplane!
One of my favorite of the Colorado 14ers
Solo from 2WD trailhead. The final pitch was wet which made things spicy but overall a great day.
Twice from standard route
Climbed from Matterhorn Basin - this has definitely got to be one of the best standard 14er climbs out there!
West Fork to summit to East Fork to Middle Fork to West Fork. Saw about a dozen people in the hour around the summit but not another person anywhere around off the 14er trail in three days. The way to do it.
Made a solo jaunt up the Wetterhorn. Ran into 4 other friendly climbers on the peak, which kind of surprised me for a Tuesday (I'm obviously not from CO).
Also watched a massive sheep drive halfway around the mountain, which was pretty entertaining. Saw a Volvo at the upper trailhead.
Camped at the Matterhorn Creek trailhead, and hiked up the Southeast Ridge. Great hike, with a fun final scramble up to the top.
Fun scramble on Wetterhorn followed by a trip up Matterhorn and a thunderstorm on the descent.
Did Coxcomb and Wetteron in 12 hrs roundtrip from the Matterhorn Creek Trailhead. We also got a Subaru Outback to the Trailhead and over Engineer Pass
W/ CMC group
Loved the top section!
One of the best mountains I've ever done, I loved the spicy gully near the summit and from now, I started to look at the exposure bars on fourteeners dot com page.
Pretty quick trip, but a fun, beautiful summit. Awesome day.
Took the long way. Backpacked in from the north (West Fork Cimarron Creek trailhead). I had wanted to see the impressive north face of Wetterhorn and it didn't disappoint. Made the summit the next morning, despite stomach issues. Fun climb. The backpack out felt very long.
Wow, I really enjoyed this peak. Beautiful approach basin, nice physical peak with a fun finish. I went solo but, as this is a 14er in the summer, was not really alone. Took the direct finish to find an under-25 shirtless male review on the summit...lol! Thanks, boys! Back in Lake City in time for lunch.,
Started at 2pm and summitted at 5:30 and had great evening lighting on all the San Juans and fantastic sunset over Uncompahgre!